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Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yam, shimmy yay, Gimme the mic so I can take it away. NRK P3

The Wu-Tang Clan are about to sell out

American East Coast rappers the Wu-Tang Clan have developed a revolutionary model for musicians to make money from their work. They are about to sell a copy of their new album, but in doing so they will…

Can music (literally) move you?

You might have missed a great story that flared up once again on social media this week telling how school kids in Evanston, Illinois developed a highly unusual fund-raising technique. The school’s corridor…
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Why is music so popular?

Research published today in the journal Cell Biology describes a new condition, musical anhedonia – the inability to experience pleasure from music. Specifically the researchers were able to identify a…

Songs for Swingin’ Lovers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we salute the therapeutic intervention of those countless musicians who bring justice to the joyless jilted. They range from the sad (Without You must have the most tragic…
Is Annie Lennox really the only notable female composer? EPA/MARK KEHOE

Is Annie Lennox really the only notable woman composer?

Last week, Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s prestigious Southbank Centre, was the most recent arts luminary to wonder in public why women in music are rarer than English cricket victories in Australia…