Donald Trump in Scotland – musicians have asked that he refrain from using their songs at his political events.
The golden days of the 1960s protest song may be past, but music is still used across the world as a vehicle to voice political views. More than a sideshow, it can be a form of mobilisation and an expression of 'soft power'.
Janis Joplin in Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
Female popular musicians die younger – and from more unnatural causes like suicide, homicide and accidents – than women in the general population. What's going wrong?
Ba-da-da-dum, dum-dum…the jingles, theme songs and commercials that stick in your head.
Australian television turns 60 this year, so we're celebrating classic TV tunes of the fifties and sixties – those theme songs and jingles you can't get out of your head.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
A guard of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside Fatih mosque.
Unexpected calls to prayer from mosques in Turkey caught many off guard on the night of the attempted coup. An ethnomusicologist explains the political and social power of sound.
Trump’s use of a Puccini aria has caused some raised eyebrows.
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Donald Trump has been accused of using a 'fascist' Puccini aria at rallies. But labelling this music as fascist is deeply problematic.
The R&B superstar is demonstrating just how far the use of mystery goes in today’s cluttered music market.
A team of music psychologists have come up with a new way of classifying music that streaming platforms such as Spotify may find very useful.
Teaching and learning from music often occurs spontaneously.
Mignon van Vreden
The value of music-inspired play in early childhood should never be underestimated.
Janis Joplin in a new documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015).
Janis Joplin was once voted the 'Ugliest Man on Campus'. Sharon Jones was told she was 'too old, too fat, too short, too black' to succeed in music. Two documentaries chart the lives of these extraordinary women.
Incredible rhythms when mathematics meets music.
Mathematics can help musicians and music enthusiasts create rhythms that would be hard to play manually or to otherwise compose.
You won't see the chains because modern slavery doesn't work like that.
Music therapy is different from music entertainment.
The NDIS has laudable aims but how much funding will be available to enable participation in arts therapy?
After the likes of Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry, why are women in rock still marginalised?
Why are women still marginalised in the rock industry? There are many reasons - from a male dominated music canon to belittling attitudes - but women are speaking up and lobbying for change.
Bitcoin, blockchain and automatic royalty payments could transform how musicians earn.
Through The Lens of Hip-Hop: UK Women.
© Kay Fi'ain
Hip hop is starting to be used in schools and in the community in creative and diverse ways.
Geoff Hill and Trevor Pearcey in 1952 with the CSIR Mk1, the world’s first computer to make music.
University of Melbourne/MSE-CIS Heritage Collection
It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
A chance to shine: festivals bring fringe benefits.
Forget the main stage headliners, the real festival heroes might be selling you crocodile burgers and mango smoothies.
Britain has more in common with the people of Europe than politics.
Music has helped Europeans develop a better understanding of British culture than Brits will ever have of Europe.