Music the artform and artists

The night when straight white males tried to kill disco

‘This wouldn’t have happened if they had country and western night.’


We need more women composers – and it's not about tokenism, it's about talent

Why are female composers not taken as seriously as their male counterparts? Sound and Music, the national development organisation for new music, are determined to do something about it.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim: 'The ABC of music-making is listening'

The two conductors compare notes on their lives in music, their roads to becoming conductors and breaking down barriers for female musicians.


Quelle place pour l’accordéon dans la musique classique ?

L’accordéon a longtemps gardé l'image d'un instrument de bal musette. Une idée reçue qui a bien évolué, notamment depuis le début du XXIe siècle, puisqu'il occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans le monde de la musique classique.

France Musique

Celebrated Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma named UNESCO Artist for Peace

In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Mr Shamma will support UNESCO’s work on education for peace among young people as well as the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Iraq and in the region.


Ghana: Is There a Future for Ghana Gospel Music?

Let's begin with a ride through the genealogy of Ghanaian Gospel music.

All Africa

Grammys 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017.

USA Today

The sound of LA

For a city famed for Hollywood glitz and celebrity, Los Angeles has always retained hidden depths when it comes to music.

The Guardian

Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ Helped Germany Leave Nazism in the Rear-View Mirror

The most important watershed moment in the history of popular music in post-war Germany came in November 1974 when Kraftwerk released its groundbreaking album Autobahn.


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