The Pointy End

Cute? Hardly. The Beatles subverted the American way of life.

Half a century ago, they led the British invasion of American pop music and changed everything.

Los Angeles Times

Why is the Canadian rock band Skinny Puppy invoicing the Pentagon for $666,000?

How would you react if you discovered your music was being used to aid interrogations?

New Statesman

4 Ways To Hear More In Music

You love the music you love, but you'll love it even more if you listen closely.

NPR

What would Grammys look like in a genre-less world?

Understandably, a lot of attention among music-minded people this week has been focused on the 2014 Grammy Awards.

New Music Box

Classical music - on the endangered list?

88 percent of all Germans view classical music as being a key part of their cultural heritage. But only one in five actually go to such concerts.

DW

Hidden hierarchy in string quartets revealed

Scientists have come up with a way to reveal the pecking order within a string quartet.

BBC

Why is pop music still stuck on the same old song?

The week after the Grammys, the awards ceremony for commercial pop music in the United States, there was a tsunami of learned commentary and analysis about it in the press.

The Globe and Mail

Classical Music Mythbusters

Classical music abounds with juicy anecdotes – but how many of them are actually true?

Limelight

Rap Lyrics on Trial

Should rap lyrics be used in court as evidence of a crime?

The New York Times


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