When you look at the squiggly lines on Joy Division's famous album cover, you're seeing a record of lightning in outer space.
What happens in our brains and bodies when we emotionally react to music? Can neural technology provide new ways to interact with music?
Fifty years ago, on July 11, 1969, David Bowie released Space Oddity. With its adventurous orchestration, unsettling harmonics and melancholy narrative, the now classic song captured a moment.
The history of recorded music has been marked by endless artistic and technological changes. While music labels persist, digital technology has profoundly altered why they exist and how they work.
If you love heavy metal, it can boost your well-being in several different ways.
Mac Rebennack took the stage name Dr John and a persona based on a real-life voodoo prince.
The habit of using our phones while at a summer music festival can negatively impact our experiences.
Apple's decision to end iTunes for its new desktop operating system is an attempt to retain and regain market share from rival media platforms.
Lee, who is blind and autistic, upended the assumption, held by many, that people with disabilities lack rich interior lives.
Gioachino Rossini's opera was originally meant as a satire of royalist France. A new production updates the work for a modern audience, setting the drama in a museum where the paintings come to life.
The political economy of music distribution goes unchecked. Despite increased digital revenues, also across Africa, music markets remain characterised by bottlenecks between musicians and audiences.
A lot has been said about Leonardo and music, much of it speculation. But what do we know for sure?
When three African American churches were burned down in southern Louisiana, the man accused was said to be linked to black metal, a subgenre of heavy metal with a history of violence.
We often spend time thinking about how we can change ourselves rather than rejoicing in what makes us truly unique.
Why and how do we groove? Researchers are investigating how we respond to music, with applications for therapy.
The music of Scott Walker was central to the Golden Age of songwriters. It has inspired a multitude since, from David Bowie to Thom Yorke.
Wanji-wanji's lyrics have remained unchanged over thousands of kilometres and the past 150 years.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Can animals find the beat in music and dance along?
People with auditory implants often experience music as horrible buzzes and beeps. New research may be able to help.