Trump's divisiveness has seen him run up against a wide array of musicians calling for a halt to his use of the pop and rock tunes.
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Skepta's Mercury Prize win has put grime – and youth culture – in the spotlight.
Government shows offer relatively regular income with access to big crowds.
Music and politics have long been intertwined and political patronage can sometimes lead artists to self-censor. On the other hand, some musicians are just more interested in entertainment than politics.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Melancholic or moved?
People who are compassionate may be 'rewarded' by experiencing pleasure from sad music.
The cover of the South African afro-jazz band Batsumi’s self-titled album, which was designed by its bassist Zulu Bidi.
Sometimes album sleeves reveal little about the music. Instead they illuminate the society it came from, exposing unexpected stories of people, art forms and struggles.
Realpen Pencil is a young instant live drawing artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Woody Guthrie’s tenancy in Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment complex coincided with a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.
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'Trump made a tramp out of me,' Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.
En avant, Marche! An energetic – sometimes frenetic – show.
A trombonist is forced to play the cymbals, while a pair of marching girls dance out his frustrations. A full brass band slips from classical, to jazz, to folk and cabaret. En Avant, Marche! is a strange show, but worth your time.
By offering single platforms exclusive rights for their new albums, some musicians are streaming against the tide.
Long after people with dementia have forgotten the names of their loved ones, they can still recall songs they learned in their teenage years.
The music video for Justin Bieber’s Sorry is one of the contenders at Sunday’s MTV Music Video Awards.
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The MTV music video awards will be held on Sunday, putting this under-rated genre in the spotlight. Videos are inseparable from music in the digital age and the best examples deserve to be taken seriously as works of art.
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.