A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The subject of Satan and evil will always remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial and unsettling.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Throughout the history of pop music, the studio changed for musicians and producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Glam rock sparked a cultural evolution, with its thrilling music, spectacular costumes, and a dash of provocative sexual tension.
Despite the claims of many in a streaming world, the album isn’t dead. Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are just a few artists keeping it alive.
Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers is hardly a new thing.
People have been using music as a means to express dissatisfaction for as long as we know, but why is it so powerful?
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
Rock clubs come and go, but there was only one CBGBs, the hallowed club for the New York punk scene that spawned many major music superstars.
As technology has advanced throughout the decades, artists have pushed music into the future.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human voice.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.