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TV stasera: a global music festival with stars from Billie Eilish to Kylie

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Like a latter-day Live Aid but with more nebulous aims, this global concert seeks to unite the world in concern over poverty, inequality, the climate crisis and the Covid recovery – and these issues will be addressed...

Mathematicians discover music really can be infectious – like a virus

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Pop music is often described as catchy, but it seems you really can infect friends with your music taste. The pattern of music downloads after their release appears to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious d...

Universal Music chief predicts billions of dollars of growth from digital listening

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The chief executive of Universal Music has said the hotly anticipated €40bn flotation of the world’s largest record company this week does not mark the peak of the streaming-led recovery of the music industry, with bi...

Drill rap dominates 2021 Rated awards for Black British music

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The vitality and pop cultural dominance of drill rap has been celebrated at the 2021 Rated awards, which acknowledge the best in Black British music. Central Cee, the London drill rapper whose track Commitment Issues ...

‘I knew I was pushing buttons’: Kacey Musgraves on breaking country music taboos

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It is mid-morning in Nashville and Kacey Musgraves is padding around her new home, looking in the fridge and checking on her dogs while she talks. She moved in in April, after spending a year having it renovated. From...

Dance music collective Daytimers: ‘Brownness isn’t a hype – it’s who we are’

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The dancefloor is rammed with people of all colours and creeds shuffling for space as the carnatic drum beat begins. At the decks, turbaned Sikh men and others in kurtas dance beside the outstretched hands of women we...

Australian music legends join forces to urge the nation to get vaccinated

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Dozens of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have joined forces for a pro-vaccination advertising campaign launched on Monday. Tim Minchin, Jimmy Barnes, Amy Shark, Paul Kelly and the Hilltop Hoods are...

Inspector Morse voted No 1 theme song in poll of TV and music fans

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Inspector Morse has been voted the No 1 TV theme song of all time in a poll by music fans. Più di 20,000 Classic FM listeners and Radio Times readers voted in a poll for their favourite TV themes. The dark, hypnot...

Ariadne auf Naxos review – Strauss’s music does the talking

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Ariadne auf Naxos is perhaps the ultimate opera about opera. High art versus low art, lofty creative goals versus the demands of a wealthy patron, clashing divas, last-minute changes … all are encapsulated in the two ...

How John Cage, the great disrupter, had the last laughby writing beautiful music

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In the summer of 1990 John Cage gave a lecture at the International New Music gathering in Darmstadt, Germany, and effectively admitted defeat. The then 76-year-old US composer announced that his philosophical ideas o...

From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music

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There’s a current vogue for bands mixing arty punk with sprechgesang vocals, but Dublin’s Fontaines DC are a cut above, as evidenced by their blackly comic second album A Hero’s Death, a far more eclectic, direct and...

Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance

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Despite the return of gigs and festivals, the UK live music industry is still full of uncertainty due to a lack of clarification from the government about vaccine passports and an events insurance scheme that’s been d...

US music star Don Everly dies aged 84

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Don Everly, one half of the rock’n’roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death with the Los Angeles Times, but did not discl...

Afghan orchestras in peril: ‘I cannot imagine a society without music’

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For more than a decade, Ahmad Sarmast has taken impoverished children from the streets of Afghanistan and filled their lives with music. Uno, an orphan girl who hawked chewing gum in one of the most conservative areas...

‘They deserve a place in history’: music teacher makes map of female composers

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Two siblings, both considered child prodigies, dazzled audiences across Europe together in the 18th century, leaving a trail of positive reviews in their wake. But while Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart went on to be celebrate...

‘We aren’t all dumb hillbillies’: how Covid caused a rift in country music

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The Covid-19 culture war has a new front: country music. Be it the Nashville establishment or up-and-comers in adjacent roots, folk and Americana genres, numerous artists are taking a stand about concert pandemic prec...

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