Music

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.