Shantel
By Staff blogger - 14 February 0:00

Shantel is a DJ and producer best known for contributing to the soundtrack of the film “Borat”. He p

The wisdom of 50 Cent
By Milly Getachew - 08 February 16:43

Prince Charles and rapper 50 Cent offer us valuable insights, while confused audiences spurn Sweeney

That's not what I call music
By Lynsey Hanley - 07 February 12:00

Once, pop on the radio brought us together - now it's used to divide us

Forgeries, freeconomics and Freddie Krueger
By Milly Getachew - 04 February 12:06

Britain's government wants fans involved in the arts, while Israel's says "sorry" to dead pop stars.

Can't stop the music
By Viv Groskop - 31 January 12:00

Woody Allen regards Scarlett Johansson as a muse and has cast her in two films, comparing her to Mar

He's a celebrity - get him out of here
By Rachel Cooke - 31 January 12:00

The BBC's current affairs flagship hits a new low, thanks to a former pop star

Big Mouth strikes again
By Jude Rogers - 31 January 12:00

Despite his offstage outbursts, Morrissey still commands a devoted audience

Emotional landscapes
By Rick Jones - 31 January 12:00

Is the world finally ready for the extraordinary, passionate music of Olivier Messiaen?

The way I see it: Jane Birkin
By Staff blogger - 31 January 0:00

Birkin is best known as a star of cult film “Blowup” (1966) and for “Je t’aime . . . moi non plus” r

Turn on, tune in
By Daniel Trilling - 24 January 12:00

Immerse yourself in the subtle, mesmerising soundscapes of "Inlandish"

kd lang
By Staff blogger - 24 January 0:00

Lang is a singer-songwriter from Canada, best known for her 1992 hit single “Constant Craving”, from

Shetland's proud musical tradition
By Malachy Tallack - 21 January 13:12

The tunes and players of the islands are today recognised around the world, writes Malachy Tallack

Cold War returns
By Ben du Preez - 18 January 16:40

The similarities between Afghanistan and Indiana, USA plus other tales from the arts world

The Big Gig begins
By Joe Moran - 17 January 12:00

If our city really has risen again, why do we need to keep being told so?

Pandora's new box
By Becky Hogge - 17 January 12:00

The future of music radio lies online, once there's a way to pay artists fairly

A dose of passion
By Lynsey Hanley - 17 January 12:00

Jarvis Cocker is on hand to expand Radio 4's sometimes limited horizons

Mark Oliver Everett
By Staff blogger - 17 January 0:00

Everett, aka “E”, is lead singer in the rock group Eels. His memoir, “Things the Grandchildren Shoul

At home with a Viking
By Philip Glass - 17 January 0:00

Philip Glass recalls a tumultuous year sharing his house in New York with the maverick composer Moon

Outrage all round
By Ben du Preez - 11 January 13:37

Cuts, encouraging excellence and Anne Frank the musical

A lady of letters
By Rick Jones - 10 January 12:00

Judith Weir draws on Taoism and an eclectic range of texts to create her witty, erudite compositions

It may be tripe, but it's my tripe
By Ben du Preez - 07 January 10:02

While the New Year gongs are doled out, the passing of George MacDonald Fraser is mourned. Elsewhere

The way I see it: Lee "Scratch" Perry
By Staff blogger - 03 January 12:00

Lee Perry is a legendary reggae musician and producer of artists including Bob Marley. He plays at t

Between the lines
By Marc Geelhoed - 03 January 12:00

<strong>Music at the Limits</strong>

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Never mind the bum notes
By Jude Rogers - 03 January 12:00

Though it's easy to sneer at the Spice Girls, Jude Rogers found that their down-to-earth charm is st

Star gazing
By Toby Litt - 13 December 12:00

Toby Litt has been obsessed with rock biopics since childhood, but only this year has his devotion t

The way I see it: Raymond Briggs
By Staff blogger - 13 December 0:00

Raymond Briggs’s classic children’s book “The Snowman” has been re-released on audio CD, narrated by

Morrissey and me
By Rupa Huq - 10 December 16:21

Rupa Huq, a Bengali not in Platforms, writes on her up and down relationship with former Smiths fron

Too much to bear
By Ben Coren - 07 December 15:58

Should the latest Turner Prize winner really take the credit for his work? And, as a variety of geri

A sound decision
By Becky Hogge - 06 December 12:00

Record labels have realised that suing their customers is bad for business

Iron maiden
By Alice O'Keeffe - 06 December 12:00

Where others gloss over the horrors of celebrity culture, Britney Spears lets it all hang out

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