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.
The subject of Satan and evil will always remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial and unsettling.
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.
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
From the Cavern Club to childhood homes and the inspiration for ‘Strawberry Fields,’ this is a guide to the must-see sites in The Beatles’ Liverpool.