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

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

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?

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

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

<strong>Music at the Limits</strong>

Edward Said <em>Columbia University Press, 344pp, $29.95</em

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

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

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

I can't play the piano but let me blow my trumpet
By Carolyn Quinn - 06 December 12:00

Christmas purists will protest that it's too early to go festive, but it's only once a year and I wa

Beijing calling
By Flora Bagenal - 22 November 12:00

A crop of new rock bands is changing the face of Chinese youth culture

To a different beat
By Jude Rogers - 15 November 12:00

With jagged, fragile soundscapes, the mysterious Burial has created a modern classic, writes Jude Ro

Power to the people
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 12:00

<strong>The Time of the Rebels: Youth Resistance Movements and 21st Century Revolutions</strong> Mat

The way I see it: David Gray
By Staff blogger - 08 November 0:00

Gray is a singer-songwriter born in Sale, Greater Manchester. A compilation of his greatest hits is

Tunes of change
By Geoff Taylor - 06 November 15:46

Society has too much to lose if we don't ensure that talent is rewarded, writes BPI's chief executiv

From Emo to Indie
By Claire Provost - 05 November 10:49

Such is art to be introspective, but how much is too much?

The history boys
By Rachel Aspden - 01 November 12:00

Algeria's El Gusto hark back to a golden age of religious tolerance

The colour of music
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 November 0:00

The dissonance and abstraction of 20th-century composers influenced a generation of visual artists

Going home
By Malachy Tallack - 29 October 13:36

After spending several weeks on the road supporting Runrig Malachy starts the long journey home from