Music the artform and artists

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.

The Conversation

It Was Russia’s Most Popular Opera. Then It Disappeared.

Anton Rubinstein’s 1871 opera, “Demon,” is a tried-and-true 19th-century plot with a religious twist: A fallen angel seeks redemption through a woman’s love. In Russia, it was the most popular opera of its day. Then it disappeared.

The New York Times

Le clavecin : baroque ou rock’n’roll ?

Instrument de prédilection des compositeurs jusqu’au XVIIIe siècle, le clavecin semble encore enfermé dans son âge d’or. Et pourtant, il n’a jamais été aussi vivant.

France Musique

Bomba: The Enduring Anthem of Puerto Rico

The resurgence of a traditional Afro-Puerto Rican musical genre owes something to formal experimentation. But some traditionalists fear that its roots are at risk.

The New York Times

What a star he would be today

Thirty years after his death, the creator of the classic Pride anthem You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) is the subject of academic symposia. Not bad for a drag queen who was ‘just trying to get on to the radio’.

The Guardian

The Royal Remixing Stars of Nigeria’s Fuji Music Scene

The genre has had a vibrant life since being born from songs that woke up Muslims during Ramadan.

Atlas Obscura

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