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.
Should unfinished art remain so?
Some covers are recorded as a nod to the legacy of the original, only to end up becoming the definitive version of the song.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
Theoretically, nothing is "authentic" in hip hop culture.
Tailored VR technology is helping creating digital musical instruments that musicians with disabilities can play.
Some of our favourite music formats might not be as environmentally friendly as we think.
It was a year when both men and women bared their emotions through music.
From bird songs to wind patterns, sound is a key but often underappreciated element of natural places. Learning how to listen to nature can alert us to changes in the environment before we see them.
K-pop has claimed its share of the world market. It is about time that I-pop gives its best to do the same.
More than just a musical accolade, UNESCO has recognised the social and political importance of Jamaican music.
Many school music teachers aren't trained recorder players. And cheap and badly made recorders are often sold in discount stores. But this an instrument with a fine musical pedigree.
Few classical musicians can fill out an 8,000 seat hall. But then few classical musicians are like André Rieu.
Christians go to fewer gigs, are less likely to listen to heavy metal, and prefer classical music. The reason likely comes down to morality.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
For every £1 invested in a north Wales community music programme, researchers saw as much as £6.69 created in social value.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.