From The Monkees to Mariah Carey, lip-syncers have been getting mocked for decades.
Musicals are back in vogue, with La La Land cleaning up at the Golden Globes. The film is, among other things, an homage to the classic musicals of old. So what are the must see movies of the genre?
Spending a year living life as David Bowie gave me a better understanding of the pop icon’s mind and work.
Amid the tribute concerts and outpourings of sadness on the anniversary of Bowie's death, we should be wary of mythologising him.
Turns out children don't necessarily become smarter just because they have learned how to play the piano or sing in a choir.
MPs and rock songs may seem like odd bedfellows, but the charity single marks a longstanding shift in how music mobilises the masses.
A new study analyses the chemistry of a Stradivarius, but there's little evidence these violins actually sound any better.
In a world seemingly spinning out of control, music has important roles to play – either to reflect or interpret the state of affairs, or simply to provide solace.
Good Christian Men, Rejoice dates from the 14th century; O Come, All Ye Faithful may contain covert Jacobite symbolism and Silent Night is now UNESCO recognised.
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
Whenever you listen to a streamed song, like it but don't buy it and instead stream it again, you are casting a vote for the future nonexistence of professional musicians.
For bilingual children, the constant switching between languages is like a frequent exercise for the ears and the brain.
Cohen's label declined to release the album containing Hallelujah, a song that has now inspired over 300 versions.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
Results of the first large-scale study to specifically investigate the musical features that might increase the 'earworminess' of a song.
ABBA are reportedly planning a 'virtual and live experience'. What might this actually entail?
Non-addictive and cost-effective, music can reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.
To the chagrin of many, Bob Dylan has become the first singer-songwriter to win a Nobel Prize. But this James Joyce expert is fully in support.
Plenty of people listen to sad music to make themselves feel better. But new research shows that for people with depression, it can do the opposite – triggering a cycle of negative thoughts.
High-profile awards ceremonies are often only as interesting as the controversies they create. The 2016 ARIA Awards has started strongly in this area. Although the main ceremony is still a month away…