Many can identify with the phenomenon of feeling a thrill – followed by a chill – when listening to a particularly moving piece of music.
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When seeing or hearing something poignant, many get the chills. But about one-third of the population doesn't feel this sensation.
Six tips to get rid of that song stuck in your head, based on the latest research.
Leave had a 20 point lead over Remain in a recent YouGov poll – but this Brexit referendum concerned Britain’s membership of the Eurovision Song Contest, not Europe.
Lorde performs at the Austin City Limits music festival.
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Unlike museums and stadiums, weekend music and arts festivals can promote culture without gouging taxpayers.
Making music helps people come to terms with traumatic life changes.
Singers on The Voice last week spoke of the healing power of songwriting. And a new study has found that writing songs about their experience is helping people cope with acquired brain and spinal chord injuries.
Eurovision wants to protect its 'non-political nature'. But can it?
For Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, consonants and vowels function as mere vehicles for the raw emotions.
Radiohead's new album, a lush, complex soundscape, is beguiling, moving and politically urgent. But as always, their music rewards patience: a willingness to listen deeply, with an open mind.
Some of us can’t help moving to a beat.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.
Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl.
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Her visual album Lemonade is important for more reasons than you might think. Pop may never be the same again.
Who will make a better dance mix – a computer or a human?
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Testing whether machines are capable of generating sonnets, short stories or dance music that is indistinguishable from human-generated works.
Michael Spitzer can't sing a note. But that hasn't stopped him becoming an expert musician.
A still from Lemonade: a new way of experiencing music.
Why must women's art be seen as autobiographical when we readily accept the idea of male auteurs spinning fictionalised yarns? In her much analysed video and album Lemonade, Beyoncé may be playing make believe.
Congo’s most famous musician Papa Wemba, performing at a concert in Kinshasa in 2004.
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Popular African musician Papa Wemba, who died recently, has been close to the heartbeat of the continent's music. His influence will continue long after his death.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage is the immediate focus of ‘Lemonade.’ But it’s also a tale of the black family in America.
Prince had 'Purple Rain.' Michael Jackson had 'Thriller.' And now Beyoncé has her own self-reflective masterpiece.
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It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
Fire up the turntables, because you’re not going to hear much Prince online.
Gifted musician, peerless showman – and fierce protector of his copyrighted work. Prince fought battles that changed the direction of the music industry and are helping the next generation of artists.
Prince revealed the fault-lines in commercial music making – and he didn’t hesitate to prise them open.
A detailed look at one of the musician's most celebrated performances gives a glimpse of the dedication which allowed talent to flourish.
Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, 2010.
Despite Prince's many transformations – musically and visually – he extended his signature energy over 39 albums. His broad sonic church attracted fans from every walk of life.
Prince performs during halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl, 2007.
Prince changed the music world. He pioneered a collision of styles: new wave, rock, funk and jazz and created a trademark sound.