Stanley Donwood, Pacific Coast, 2003, was used as the cover art for Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, 2008.
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Stanley Donwood has been designing Radiohead's artwork since 1994. Ahead of his retrospective at Sydney's Carriageworks this month, we consider the role of art in creating a band's visual identity.
‘And was Jerusalem builded here…"
For all the harm that austerity may have done, it looks to have galvanised music from the margins
Description: 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst poses for a photograph in Sydney, Thursday, April 30, 2015. The Austrian performer and pop artist is in Australia to perform at the Logie Awards. () NO ARCHIVING.
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Eurovision is popularly heralded as the song that unites Europe, but recent controversies about gender, social justice and human rights paint a different picture.
How blue can you get?
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There are those who believed that BB King wasn't the world's greatest guitar player, including the man himself.
A lot happens when computer science and pop music collide.
A considerable musical accomplishment – in some ways.
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Tansy Davies's opera raises serious questions about the appropriation of horrific events into art works.
Object, artwork, memory.
As Record Store Day shows, there's a lot more to the vinyl revival than simple nostalgia.
Bowie performing in Toronto, 1976.
Bowie and the Bible have long been tied together in the work of director Ivo van Hove.
Jay Z’s artist-led revolution won’t be your average artists' commune.
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The latest streaming service is artist owned, which sounds great unless a group of 16 "top-tier" artists receive most of the royalties.
The grass is always greener.
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Social media has responded to the news with unbelievable force. So what is it about this band that produces such a reaction?
Music genre is associated with distinct causes of mortality, more so than sex or age.
We all know the rock adage of "live fast, die young" but is membership of different music genres associated with different risks of early death and different causes of death? Surprisingly, yes ...
Marvin Gaye’s family has won damages of more than US$7.3 million in a case involving Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
A jury in the US has awarded damages of nearly US$7.4 million to Marvin Gaye's family in a lawsuit against singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Aren't we missing the point of copyright?
Not your typical gig outfit.
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Björk may be a musician but she has a much broader aesthetic than music, as her influences attest.
Roseina Boston onstage at the 2005 Melbourne International Arts Festival with the ensemble Pannikin.
(Courtesy Jon Rose, used with permission.)
The gumleaf is a wind instrument that comes with a steep learning curve. Today we celebrate the 80th birthday of one of its key proponents, Roseina Boston.
The most interesting moment of the Brits.
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The most interesting thing to come out of the awards was Madonna's tumble – and this says a lot.
Bullying in music education is pervasive, but often more insidious than this.
Aspects of Whiplash are implausible – but it does reflect the real and insidious bullying culture that exists in music education.
David Bowie famously issued ‘Bowie bonds’. Do artists have viable alternatives to copyright?
Much of the creative work we value – whether it’s films, music, novels, or TV shows – requires a significant input of time and resources. The established method for raising the resources to fund such work…
With the launch of The Flying Dutchman, opera is sailing the seven seas – in 3D.
3D goggles might be commonplace at the cinema, but few associate the opera with digital technology, or would ever expect to wear 3D goggles in a theatre. A new production of The Flying Dutchman, created…
SBS’s support for Eurovision has been rewarded with our inclusion this year in the contest.
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Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time, Australia would be given a competitive place in the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only this, but Australians can also vote (and let’s not overlook the…
Kraftwerk perform in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
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If there is one band in the world that deserves intellectual exploration, it has to be Kraftwerk. Founded in 1970 in Düsseldorf, the two founding members, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, forever changed…