New research claims to have found a link between types of chords and the lyrics they are typically paired with.
Music and work don’t always mix.
Listening to your favourite album might not be the best idea if you've got something to do.
Using federal funding to hire a student composer for the summer is an innovative idea to help support young creative talent.
The Canada Summer Jobs program allowed the Kingston Chamber Choir to hire a student to write an original composition. Other arts organizations should follow suit to employ students in creative fields.
Babies start their musical development in the womb.
There a number of ways you can use music to shape your child's brain for success, from 16 weeks gestation right up until they start school.
Self-expression from the streets.
In the great reformer's eyes, if you didn't love a rousing tune you deserved only "the music of the pigs".
George Michael in the music video for Father Figure.
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George Michael's posthumous documentary Freedom reveals the star's tension between pop-stardom and privacy.
Social media erupted over a video that showed a group of white girls saying the n-word while singing along to “Gold Digger,” the hit by hip-hop mogul Kanye West.
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Last month a video of white girls singing the n-word as they danced to a hip-hop song went viral. Here a linguist breaks down the reasons white people should never use the term.
Stormzy performing at Glastonbury Festival, 2017.
Grime could provoke the most disruptive cultural transformation of the British music industry in decades.
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
Taylor Mac performs in The Inauguration at the Melbourne Festival.
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.
Heidi Mellington, performing here with Anthony Smith in Dizzygothica in 2007, has spoken about the importance of a supportive local music scene for emerging artists.
Depite new technologies for music dissimination, EDM artists located in cities have access to resources not available in non-metropolitan areas.
Paddy McAlloon, in his more recent guise as a pop eccentric in dress as well as attitude.
The great eccentric characters of the past have given us great art, literature and music – and they should be welcomed today.
There is a gender gap in the music and sound industry. Inspiring young girls about careers in these fields has never been more important.
Duo Movaizhaleine and artist Wonda Wendy take a minute’s silence to honor the dead during a concert in Paris, February 2017.
Rap has become instrumental in constructing identity and radically reshaping relations to politics in Gabon and other African states.
Whose turn it it?
But how does it stay relevant in the world of Spotify and iTunes?
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The singer had Romantic notions in common with the poet – as well as with William Blake, Mary Shelley, and John Keats.
David Bowie performs on his 1974 Diamond Dogs world tour.
David Bowie was the tasteful thief and practised faker, and his 1974 album Diamond Dogs borrowed from everything to create a sublime post-apocalyptic soundscape.
Women in colourful traditional dress in Nosy Be, Madagascar.
Island philosophies can be used to decolonise university courses and teaching. They can also advance sustainable development models and, ultimately, achieve responsible tourism.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote Give Peace a Chance in a ‘bed-in’ in Montreal.
Ahead of International Peace Day celebrity musicians like Yoko Ono have released music for peace. But the same qualities that bring us together around music can also inflame conflict, from the Yugoslav civil wars to Northern Ireland.