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
The Pet Shop Boys have proved that intelligence can go hand in hand with mass appeal. Lynsey Hanley
<strong>Matilde di Shabran; La Fille du régiment</strong>
Juan Diego Flórez <em>Universal/Decca</e
<strong>World Circuit Presents . . .</strong>
Various artists <em>World Circuit</em>
<strong>Back to Black</strong>
Amy Winehouse <em>Island</em>
Unlike the Sex Pistols, Crass never sold out - and their influence is still visible today
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.
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
Scrounging music industry executives will soon be a thing of the past
<strong>I Let the Music Speak</strong>
Anne Sofie von Otter <em>Deutsche Grammophon</em>
OutKast <em>LaFace Records/Sony BMG</em>
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
As summer draws to a close, the airwaves are just hotting up
The cult record shop Rough Trade's influence continues in the age of the download
Edinburgh's oddest, most electrifying work is produced far from the Fringe
My single is a hit on the net. So why are the mainstream media running scared, asks Rizwan Ahmed
<strong>The Wisdom of Sun Ra</strong>
ed. John Corbett <em>University of Chicago Press, 144pp, £13
Soviet Russia ruined Prokofiev's life but inspired his most comic, and lyrical, music
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.
A brave attempt to recreate Blitz spirit sounds one too many wrong notes