Music the artform and artists

Polar Music Prize 2019

The values promoted by the Polar Music Prize strongly echo with our own values that are embodied in the IMC Five Music Rights, which advocate for access to music education and musical participation as well as freedom of expression through music for every child and adult while defending the right of musical artists to be recognised as artists, to obtain fair remuneration for their work and to be given access to professional training, media and work facilities.

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Spiritual music in Lesotho

In Lesotho, like in many other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, spirituality is a treasured facet of life. This is evidenced by the many customs, rituals and cultural practices associated with it.

Music in Africa

“Splendid Sonority and Vivid Expressiveness”: The Theremin before Sci-Fi

The instrument has a reputation as an oddball, by virtue of its unusual method of playing without touch (players control pitch and volume by moving their arms in proximity to two antennae), its notoriously slippery chromatic sound, and its association with all things alien and strange.

New Music Box

Latin Artists Changed Trap Music Forever — R&B Is Next

“The influence of R&B on Latin music gets stronger every day,” says Jorge Fonseca, an A&R at Sony Latin who played a role in the rise of Latin trap.

Rolling Stones

Nos goûts musicaux ont peut-être une origine culturelle

Les scientifiques pensaient que notre affection pour certaines musiques était enracinée dans notre cerveau. Mais une nouvelle étude suggère que nos goûts musicaux seraient plutôt liés à nos origines culturelles.


10 of today’s best women conductors

Some of today’s greatest orchestral leaders are dynamic, inspiring and innovative... and they also just happen to be women.

Classic FM

Rumble: the story of the Native Americans who shaped rock music

In an eye-opening new documentary, hidden Native American figures are finally given credit for influencing a vast amount of popular music.

The Guardian

Brega funk

Brega Funk is the music of Recife that’s taking over Brazil.

Mix Mag

Where Do Music Festivals Go Now?

Are you ready for music-festival nostalgia?


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