Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
BTS performs ‘Fake Love’ at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018.
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.
K-pop sensation, BTS.
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.
R. Kelly at the American Music Awards in 2013.
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.
Eleni Foureira performs Cyprus’s 2018 Eurovision entry, Fuego, in the first semi-final in Portugal.
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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.
Thelma Plum is one of many musicians featured in a new documentary that both celebrates the worth of women and discusses problems in the music industry.
Michelle Grace Hunder
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.
Kendrick Lamar in the music video for Humble.
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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.
Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know was voted ninth in the Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years poll. What makes some songs endure as a classic and others fade away?
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?
The search for the ‘ideal’ Christmas song crosses a very broad range of genres and artists.
From outright celebration, through charity to explicit political salvos – is there such a thing as the 'ultimate' Christmas pop song?
Nick Cave’s notebook, now on display in the Australian Music Vault.
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.
Kasey Chambers was one of the six women who won awards at the ARIAs this year. Women had no nominations at all in Best Group, Dance, Adult Contemporary or Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.