BTS has broken record after record but the industry still discounts K-pop as not pop.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
A period of intense dreaming in 1964 shaped the entire body of the late Joseph Shabalala's songs. In these rare in-depth interviews, he spoke of his beliefs and inspirations.
Ignore business books which promise to reveal the secret formula of success – usually it's down to luck.
The US pop singer has been ordered to pay a Hip Hop artist for copyright infringement. But the judgment lowers the bar on musical copying.
Labor's arts election policy includes more funding for the Australia Council and the ABC. But while this is welcome, arts and culture deserve far greater attention.
Live performances account for more than 40 percent of their income, while profits from streaming and record sales amount to only 5 percent of their earnings.
K-pop has claimed its share of the world market. It is about time that I-pop gives its best to do the same.
Their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer sold 2.5m copies – that's twice as many as One Direction's last album.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Ticket touting is bad for fans and it's bad for the industry, but should reselling tickets be a criminal offence?
The Mercury Prize still relies on the album format in an age of downloads and streaming.
SoundCloud has been saved by its biggest injection of cash yet.
There are a few things that musicians should understand about the music industry if they are to avoid being taken for a ride.
The story of African-American music is a story of eclipsing expectations and subverting norms.
Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?