A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment.
A saxophone player busks in New York: as technology transforms their industry, quite a lot of musicians are leaving the field.
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.
Exposing babies to multiple languages can help them detect differences in musical sounds from an early age.
For bilingual children, the constant switching between languages is like a frequent exercise for the ears and the brain.
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Cohen's label declined to release the album containing Hallelujah, a song that has now inspired over 300 versions.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
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Results of the first large-scale study to specifically investigate the musical features that might increase the 'earworminess' of a song.
Real or Fake?
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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.
Many people have turned to Adele in times of trouble. But for people with the symptoms of clinical depression, sad music can do more harm than good.
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.
Best Classical Album winners Flight Facilities, playing at the ARIA award ceremony last year.
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…
Sonic weapons usually leave no physical marks but can be devastating psychologically.
From Long Range Acoustic Devices used to disperse protesters to ear-splitting military drones to songs blasted on rotation to prisoners, ours is an age in which sound has been repositioned as a tool of terror.
Mandoza at the South African music Awards in 2012.
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Kwaito music star Mandoza was an important symbolic figure in the post-apartheid cultural scene. His success and his refusal to relinquish his tsotsi identity redefined what kind of man could be respected in a free South African.
Trump's divisiveness has seen him run up against a wide array of musicians calling for a halt to his use of the pop and rock tunes.
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Skepta's Mercury Prize win has put grime – and youth culture – in the spotlight.
Government shows offer relatively regular income with access to big crowds.
Music and politics have long been intertwined and political patronage can sometimes lead artists to self-censor. On the other hand, some musicians are just more interested in entertainment than politics.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Melancholic or moved?
People who are compassionate may be 'rewarded' by experiencing pleasure from sad music.
The cover of the South African afro-jazz band Batsumi’s self-titled album, which was designed by its bassist Zulu Bidi.
Sometimes album sleeves reveal little about the music. Instead they illuminate the society it came from, exposing unexpected stories of people, art forms and struggles.