Nicki Minaj is the preeminent female rapper. Her latest album Queen embraces a kind of girl power that has been criticised both within and outside the rap world.
Most people have strong opinions on what makes a song good or bad. But is anyone actually right?
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
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.
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.
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.
A new film examines the gender imbalance in Australia's music industry. The women interviewed tell some confronting stories but the documentary points to a better future.
Whether it is art or pop, high or low, terms such as creativity, authenticity, innovation and uniqueness can help us judge a work of music. And Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. brims with these qualities.
They're silly, but the singer's statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
The UK singer-songwriter's single was the most downloaded song of 2017 and the video has been viewed 3.2 billion times.
Number crunching the Hottest 100 votes produces fascinating insights into shifting musical tastes and poses the question: why was 1997 such a great year for music?
From outright celebration, through charity to explicit political salvos – is there such a thing as the 'ultimate' Christmas pop song?
A new, permanent exhibition, which pays tribute to Australian popular music, represents a coming of age for our industry.
Here are the UK's most popular Christmas songs.
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
George Michael's posthumous documentary Freedom reveals the star's tension between pop-stardom and privacy.
Taylor Mac's 90-minute version of a 24-hour history of pop music is a hit, determined to forge a renewed sense community with the audience.
The great eccentric characters of the past have given us great art, literature and music – and they should be welcomed today.