Released at the height of the Vietnam War, Marvin Gaye’s hit-heavy album explored themes of race, environmentalism and conflict. It also marked a new direction for the Motown record label..
Most of your Spotify subscription fee goes to pop stars in curated playlists – even if you never listen to them.
Cassette tapes are in again – and this time, it's smaller artists who look likely to gain.
Over the past year, the singer has carefully constructed a visage that has made him nearly unrecognizable.
Spotify is offering to boost artists’ position on its playlists in return for paying them lower royalties. Can struggling musicians afford to say no?
Musicians and songwriters are struggling to survive while record labels are reporting record profits – here’s why this is happening.
Greek musicians have shown that developing new solidarities and campaigning initiatives with other performers could be the way forward in responding to issues caused by COVID.
Toy pianos typically have a range of 12-36 keys, roughly one quarter the range of a full piano. But they are used by composers and music makers to write everything from concertos to pop songs.
Joplin’s voice stirs something deep within us. What is it about her that still makes us listen?
Exposure to loud noise is the biggest preventable cause of hearing loss.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
Since the lockdown in South Africa several jazz musicians have begun to harness online platforms in novel ways.
Victor Abimbola Olaiya took up highlife music in the late 1950s and combined it with the trumpet to improve on its texture and aesthetic quality.
New study finds that musicians, music directors and production staff have nearly double the risk of getting tinnitus compared with people employed in quieter industries.
A new film examines the life and tragic death of a concert pianist once hailed as our nation’s brightest prodigy - and a former PM’s accusations of neglect by cultural leaders.
The history of recorded music has been marked by endless artistic and technological changes. While music labels persist, digital technology has profoundly altered why they exist and how they work.
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.
Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here’s how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.
It isn’t easy, but musicians build ‘portfolio careers’ by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.