From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
Mary J Blige, The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Heart's Ann Wilson are among the artists set to induct the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame stars in 2018.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great Americana Songbook.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great songwriters apart?
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters are worthy of the award?
They have one of the most admired catalogues in popular music, and uDiscover salutes it with this playlist of the Bee Gees In 20 Songs.
Nina Simone, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Bon Jovi are to be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
A new stage play inspired by the iconic Nina Simone is set to open in Washington DC in November and run up to 24 December 2017
Dire Straits, Kate Bush, LL Cool J, Nina Simone and Bon Jovi are among the artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
Iconic British soul singer Seal releases his new album, a collection of covers of iconic jazz classics and swing standards on 10 November
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes centre stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...