In a strong field of diverse artists, the north London rapper stood out with her exuberant, personal-political, genre-busting album.
Whether we’re talking songs that are popular on Spotify, or were Billboard hits through the ‘40s up to recent years, popularity cannot be attributed solely to quantifiable acoustic elements.
What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
It’s not the role of copyright law to limit creativity.
Five red flags parents should listen for in popular songs.
Many of Russia’s creative class are speaking out against the war in Ukraine and experiencing financial repercussions. As a result, many are leaving the country
Creator culture on TikTok is changing the way hits are made, how music is promoted, and how the world discovers music, even for those artists who choose not to engage with it.
The crowd surge at the Astroworld festival that killed 10 people and injured hundreds highlights the messianic nature of rappers.
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
Data from the UK Musician’s Union shows that half of their members have experienced sexual harassment at work.
Any advertisement asking us to get vaccinated must answer one crucial question: what’s in it for me?
After 17 years, The X Factor is no more, but its success gives us an insight into the changing recording industry.
From music videos to reality TV, the channel has had a hand in crafting entertainment as we know it today.
Musicians, record labels and listeners could all be affected by sweeping changes to the music streaming industry.
Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
There is a history of exploiting Black musicians in the United States that dates back to slavery. But movements like Black Lives Matters are working towards economic justice.
Hindu gods are not attractive images to be worn thoughtlessly.
Musical and vocational training must move beyond making students ready for work — they must also be empowered to deal with an industry overdue for reform.
Spotify is offering to boost artists’ position on its playlists in return for paying them lower royalties. Can struggling musicians afford to say no?
All sorts of transactions are “two-way value exchanges” in which it isn’t clear in which direction the money should flow. The proposed media bargaining code is one of them.