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In 1969, Woodstock and its counterculture protest music defined an era. Fifty years later, it still resonates.
Musician Johnny Clegg, who died this week, embraced South African culture and worked to change minds about Nelson Mandela and apartheid.
Rahim AlHaj, who has been nominated for Grammys, hopes to draw attention to the experiences of those caught in violent conflict in Iraq and elsewhere.
Streamed by millions, Ludovico Einaudi’s classical music offers an escape from hectic lives. In an interview, he talks about what inspires him.
Tired of complacent attitudes at shows, millennial artists bolstered by #MeToo are stepping up with harassment solutions for festivals like Coachella.
“Old Town Road,” America’s No. 1 song raises fresh questions: What is a country song? And who is a country songwriter?
Copycat biopics are blossoming now that Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ showed what’s possible. Does more artist involvement reveal a concern about their music enduring in an age of information overload?
Iconic artists R. Kelly, Ryan Adams, and the late Michael Jackson have finally faced a reckoning for alleged sexual abuse. Credit a rise in the power of female musicians and shifts in public opinion about sexual abuse.
A combination of timing and technology helped K-pop win a formidable American fandom, with the latter key to how it’s consumed and enjoyed – particularly via social media.
Journalist Elvis Mitchell travels to the areas that inspired filmmakers and actors in an Epix series, 'Elvis Goes There,' 'The Birth of Loud,' by Ian S. Port, chronicles the fascinating story of how Leo Fender and Les Paul developed competing models of the now-iconic electric guitar, and more top picks.
Koolulam is a mass singing initiative created with the goal of mending searing social divisions in this country by encouraging people to stand up and make music together. The events are filmed and shared widely on social media and have gone viral in Israel.
Here's why you may experience some sticker shock if you purchase concert tickets for a loved one this holiday season – as well as possible solutions.
If you’re interested in scoring some gifts on Record Store Day for yourself or music-loving friends on your holiday shopping list, here are a few new releases bound to stir excitement.
When iconic frontmen (or frontwomen) are replaced, are they still the same bands? More important, will fans remain loyal and keep buying tickets?
Todd Cassetty, a media executive and founder of Song Suffragettes, thinks the secret to solving this problem is with the fans: If they demand to hear more female artists, radio stations will respond. 'The crux of the issue is that women do not have the same opportunities to be heard that men do in country music,' Cassetty says.
The #MeToo movement has emboldened music fans and artists to voice their concerns about sexual harassment and groping at music festivals. With increased attention but little data on the issue, they are pushing the industry to make real change.
There has never been a more vast, diverse, and readily available body of music to explore. But how does a below-the-megastar-radar artist or band survive the new paradigm?
Dwindling numbers and stylistic differences are threatening the future of a beloved fiddlers' festival in Idaho. The solution may lie in something musicians intrinsically know: Simply listening can bridge divides.
For the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize, a rapper has won for music. The achievement has been hailed not only as a recognition of Mr. Lamar's talent, but also as a shift in cultural standards for awards that usually honor musicians of European classical background.
Recent releases, all of which benefit charities, use the occasion of a significant anniversary to revisit a specific album.
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