Copyright reform: In the digital age
By Staff blogger - 18 September 13:00

A round table discussion on music industry rights, organised by the Smith Institute.

Bringing it all back home
By William Skidelsky - 18 September 13:00

<strong>Modern Times</strong>

Bob Dylan <em>Sony BMG</em>

Best of the rest
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 13:00

Yellow House
Grizzly Bear Warp

Loud, lewd and nasty
By Peter Conrad - 18 September 13:00

Forget the liberal blather: the makers of <em>Gaddafi</em> are as cynical as Simon Cowell

That back-to-school feeling
By Rachel Cooke - 18 September 13:00

As summer draws to a close, the airwaves are just hotting up

Mistress of disguise
By Peter Conrad - 18 September 13:00

<strong>I Let the Music Speak</strong>

Anne Sofie von Otter <em>Deutsche Grammophon</em>

Hip-hopping theatrics
By Sophie Heawood - 18 September 13:00


OutKast <em>LaFace Records/Sony BMG</em>

Independent spirit
By Daniel Trilling - 04 September 13:00

The cult record shop Rough Trade's influence continues in the age of the download

Battling the censor
By Rizwan Ahmed - 28 August 13:00

My single is a hit on the net. So why are the mainstream media running scared, asks Rizwan Ahmed

Intergalactic vibes
By Rachel Aspden - 28 August 13:00

<strong>The Wisdom of Sun Ra</strong>

ed. John Corbett <em>University of Chicago Press, 144pp, £13

On a wing and a prayer
By Michael Coveney - 28 August 13:00

Edinburgh's oddest, most electrifying work is produced far from the Fringe

<strong>Edinburgh Inter

Burma Special: Rangoon rappers who have to be careful how they hip-hop
By Mark McCrum - 14 August 13:00

It was the sight of saffron-robed monks whipping overexcited fans back into their seats at an outdoor gig in Bagan that first turned me on to one of the oddest hybrids in world contemporary music: the Burmese rap scene. The shaven-headed holy men had sticks and were in earnest.

Laughing at Stalin
By Peter Conrad - 14 August 13:00

Soviet Russia ruined Prokofiev's life but inspired his most comic, and lyrical, music

It's not so grim up north
By Rachel Cooke - 31 July 13:00

A cosy Yorkshire DJ is master of the double entendre

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler?
By Rosie Millard - 31 July 13:00

A brave attempt to recreate Blitz spirit sounds one too many wrong notes

<strong>Blonde Bombshells

Laughter in the dark
By Peter Conrad - 24 July 13:00

Shostakovich has come to represent the tragedy and terror of the 20th century, but this overlooks hi

Collectors' item
By Daniel Trilling - 24 July 13:00

<strong>The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia</strong>

Michael Gray <em>Continuum, 784pp, £25</em>

ISBN 082

Property market
By Becky Hogge - 24 July 13:00

Becky Hogge argues that we should celebrate, not criminalise, illegal downloaders

Perchance to dream
By Hermione Eyre - 24 July 13:00

Can music really improve the quality of your slumber? Hermione Eyre puts it to the test at a sonic s

Losing yourself in music
By Emily Jeal - 10 July 13:00

MTV has been "Indianised" - but is it still an American brand at heart? Emily Jeal investigates

The sound of music
By Christopher Bray - 10 July 13:00

Bernard Herrmann's soundtracks proved too good for Alfred Hitchcock

Internet killed the video star
By Viv Groskop - 10 July 13:00

As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug

Waiting for the Big Number
By Rosie Millard - 03 July 13:00

New production of a classic musical relies on a single, spellbinding song



Bob Geldof should look and learn
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 July 13:00

A fly-on-the-wall documentary keeps it real with Kanye

<strong>Dave Chappelle's Block Party (15)

Heart of the Amazon
By Peter Culshaw - 26 June 13:00

Peter Culshaw meets the extraordinary composer bringing the music of Brazil's shamans to Europe

Democracy by design
By Miranda Sawyer - 19 June 13:00

Factory Records had an aesthetic that captured a revolutionary spirit: it stood for both high art an

Good vibrations
By Suzy Klein - 05 June 13:00

New Music - A former Pogue is defying his critics to show the way forward for contemporary composers

Stars of Africa
By Peter Culshaw - 29 May 13:00

Musicians are still forced to compete in a quasi-apartheid media environment, argues Peter Culshaw

By Imogen Carter - 22 May 13:00

Musicals - Theatre is cashing in on TV's mass appeal, but a good show requires more than bums on sea

Crippled by the hypocrisy police
By Madeleine Bunting - 15 May 13:00

Madeleine Bunting on the problem of speaking out