Music the artform and artists

The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-first Century

Contemporary composition has become as fractured as the art world—and that’s a good thing.

The New Yorker

The State of Hip-Hop: East Asia

Different cities. Different countries. Different cultures. Different continents. No matter where I went, a different kind of hip-hop existed.

Pigeons & Planes

The Story of ‘the Most Underrated Composer in History’

If your reaction to hearing the name Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a shrug, even a smirk, you’re not alone.

The New York Times

The Greatest Latin Pop Songs

Rolling Stone chronicles Latin America’s most influential pop songs, from the 1950s to now.

Rolling Stones

Le monde de la musique rend hommage à Aretha Franklin

Les hommages se multiplient après la mort d'Aretha Franklin. Le monde de la soul est en deuil, le milieu du classique lui rend également hommage. À l'unisson, les artistes saluent une chanteuse extraordinaire.

France Musique

The Sonic Arts Union’s Handmade Electronic Music

An in-depth history of the innovative instrument builders and composers that helped revolutionize live electronic music.

Red Bull Music Academy

Swedish "sound icon" honoured with lifetime achievement award

Bernard Löhr is an idol and role model for many professionals in the industry, and his productions have inspired millions of people, not least many children and young people who learned to know ABBA, Chess and other musicals, thus enjoying Swedish music and "the Swedish sound ”.


Streaming services are seeing a jazz renaissance amongst younger fans

An explosion of young musicians are exploring the sound and a new movement is hitting the high notes with both listeners and players.


‘World music’: a defunct label in a globalised world of sounds

In the early 1960s, the American ethnomusicologist Robert E Brown coined the term “world music” to describe the music of artists he was working with from Asia, Africa and Indonesia. But it was during the Western industry boom of the 1980s that the term took off as a way of cataloguing and marketing non-Western, traditional and vernacular music.

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