Music the artform and artists

Blue Note's High Notes

In 1939, a German-Jewish immigrant (Alfred Lion) and a writer-musician-activist (Max Margulis) founded Blue Note Records, a jazz label, in New York.


One Last Note...

A celebration of important music figures we lost in 2018.

Red Bull Music Academy

Inside Tajikistan: A history of music and storytelling

Tajikistan has a rich history of music and storytelling that dates back to about a thousand years.

Al Jazeera

HMV: The rise and fall of a music icon

It was on 20 July 1921 that British composer Sir Edward Elgar opened the doors of a new shop at 363 Oxford Street, named "His Master's Voice".


Classical Music in 2018

The year in statistics.


Comme un air de cumbia

Venue d’Amérique latine où sa popularité se vérifie dans de nombreux pays, la cumbia s’est installée dans le paysage musical français et européen depuis une dizaine d’années pour devenir le courant latino le plus en vue actuellement.


How this African beat spread through Latin America

It all started in a small village in Colombia.


Are the Best Music Videos Actually Movies?

From David Bowie to Britney Spears, musicians have long been elevating their music videos to a cinematic art form.


How Movie Soundtracks Won the Year in Music

There hasn’t been a soundtrack in a long time that was a real soundtrack and not just put together,” Kendrick Lamar told me about the music he created and produced for the superhero smash Black Panther.

Vanity Fair

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