Music

Scott Walker: singer turned avant-garde composer spanned pop and classical music

Very few artists have achieved the commercial success of Walker and also achieved enormous acclaim from critics

Fyre debacle shows how smaller acts can get burned in modern music festival economy

A high-profile band can afford the occasional misfire, but what about the others?

Aram Sinnreich on The Piracy Crusade

Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a media professor, author, and musician. He currently serves as chair of Communication Studies at American University’s School of Communication.

K-popnomics: How Indonesia and other nations can learn from Korean pop music industry

K-pop music is strongly characterised by catchy beats and lyrics, extravagant personalities, vibrant costumes and synchronised choreography

The Intertextuality and Translations of Fine Art and Class in Hip-Hop Culture

The use of fine art tropes in hip-hop narratives challenges conventions of the class system

Somali songs reveal why musical crate digging is a form of cultural archaeology

It’s a hunt for the DNA of a popular song you’re in love with. An addiction to origins.

BTS: everything you need to know about the astounding success of the world’s favourite K-Pop band

A tightly choreographed, energetic performance with pitch-perfect harmonies and very fast rapping.

Can we know what music sounded like in Ancient Greece?

Scholars are finally in a position to propose that Ancient Greek music is likely, after all, to be at the root of Western music.