Most people have strong opinions on what makes a song good or bad. But is anyone actually right?
Critics say hologram tours exploit the dead for a quick buck. But there's something about Roy Orbison's ethereal mystique that makes this one a particularly fitting tribute.
Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here's how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.
Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
My investigations have generated stunning insights into how the ancient Greeks made music.
Michael Atherton's new book traces the history of pianos in Australia from the First Fleet to modernity. Despite concerns over its demise, the instrument is unlikely to disappear any time soon.
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
The n-word is a means through which hip hop reminds white listeners of the chasm of culture and experience between them and black America.
K-pop has been hugely popular in Asia, but has never able to catch on in the U.S. – until BTS topped the Billboard 200.
Five years since they burst on to the scene, and BTS is still fighting for social rights through catchy K-pop tunes.
How would a Jacobean servant react to a trumpet flourish?
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
Researchers analysed 30 years of British pop charts and found a trend towards sadness – but the days of judging music purely on stylistic measures is long gone.
Music streaming services have stopped promoting R. Kelly as part of a crackdown on musician's alleged conduct. But we should separate the art from the artist.
In voicing youthful outrage over inequality and violence, Bangladeshi rappers are creating a powerful form of protest music — just as American MCs have done for 40 years.
Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Since it began in the 1950s, Eurovision has embraced everything from metal to the global juggernaut of Scandi-pop, and of course the Eurodance and disco synonymous with Eurovision.
The emotions associated with trends in popular music and lyrics can predict economic sentiment.
Humans are the only ape that sings, but we're also the only ape that sings poorly. It's a lot easier to whistle.
Hip-hop heads around the world are rejoicing over Kendrick Lamar's win. But it's been a tumultuous ride for a genre once derided as 'pornographic filth.'