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.
“The National Recording Registry honours the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
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.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
After Bob Dylan won the Nobel and pop songs are the new poetry, what other songwriters and artists are worthy of the award?
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The Long Island home where jazz giant John Coltrane composed his opus 'A Love Supreme' and where his wife Alice Coltrane recorded her landmark solo debut has been named a National Treasure...
The new book is due out on 6 December 2018 through Faber.
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.
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
Iconic British soul singer Seal releases his new album, a collection of covers of iconic jazz classics and swing standards on 10 November
Airing on US TV network PBS, 'Great Performances' presenting 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' will honour Nina Simone, The Velvet Underground in 2017
Jay-Z is back: with a new album, a hyphenated stage name and a new sponsorship with Sprint for the splashy release of his 13th studio album, 4:44.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.