At the beginning of 2006, the prospects looked bleak for strong, idiosyncratic female pop acts. Jude
Carmen's feminine power entices audiences from Covent Garden to Cape Town
Gilbert and Sullivan blew a raspberry at Victorian society's prized institutions
<strong>Electric Griot Land</strong>
A new wave of young musicians is pushing the boundaries of the genre
Kill Rock Stars
America's harsh copyright laws are ridiculed by an exhibition of illegal art
John Lennon was never a political animal - so a new film claiming that he brought down governments a
The music schedules are a swamp of cheesy easy listening
<strong>Number One in Heaven: the heroes who died for rock 'n' roll</strong>
Jeremy Simmonds <em>P
What do the tunes of Eminem, Aerosmith, Tupac Shakur and Meat Loaf have in common?
Answer: they h
We love contemporary art and literature. So why does music have such an image problem?
The Pet Shop Boys have proved that intelligence can go hand in hand with mass appeal. Lynsey Hanley
<strong>World Circuit Presents . . .</strong>
Various artists <em>World Circuit</em>
<strong>Back to Black</strong>
Amy Winehouse <em>Island</em>
<strong>Matilde di Shabran; La Fille du régiment</strong>
Juan Diego Flórez <em>Universal/Decca</e
Steve Reich is the musical visionary whose repetitive, morphing sound gave birth to techno. But his
The trick the music industry has pulled off is to make teenagers crave the smell and feel of vinyl.
Unlike the Sex Pistols, Crass never sold out - and their influence is still visible today
Scrounging music industry executives will soon be a thing of the past
The West End is full of American musicals . . . but where is all the British talent?
I start dreaming of a cabinet to serve Gordon Brown: Diane Abbott, Martin Amis, Damon Albarn, Harold
A round table discussion on music industry rights, organised by the Smith Institute.
Bob Dylan <em>Sony BMG</em>
Forget the liberal blather: the makers of <em>Gaddafi</em> are as cynical as Simon Cowell