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Ed Sheeran vs the music critics: Why he's so desperately wrong
Ed Sheeran at the Berlinale
criticism

Ed Sheeran vs the music critics: Why he's so desperately wrong

BBC Singers: Internationally renowned choir deserved to dodge the axe
Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers at Glasgow’s City Halls.
Choral

BBC Singers: Internationally renowned choir deserved to dodge the axe

Bass signed by Frightened Rabbit and Death Cab for Cutie auctioned to help Tiny Changes support young people’s mental health
Tiny Changes continues the legacy of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison
changemakers

Bass signed by Frightened Rabbit and Death Cab for Cutie auctioned to help Tiny Changes support young people’s mental health

Rentaghost: Which 90s indie band ripped off a kids TV classic for their one big hit?
Rentaghost
Investigation

Rentaghost: Which 90s indie band ripped off a kids TV classic for their one big hit?

Paris Paloma's Labour: The story behind the viral soundtrack to 'female rage'
paris paloma
Exclusive

Paris Paloma's Labour: The story behind the viral soundtrack to 'female rage'

Charity shop vinyl tells the story of our musical journey
Charity shop vinyl
Music

Charity shop vinyl tells the story of our musical journey

Alan Lomax created a 'global jukebox' for us all
Alan Lomax
Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax created a 'global jukebox' for us all

Meet Me In The Bathroom reminds me how lucky I was to live through a proper epoch in music
A crowded dancefloor in New York
Music

Meet Me In The Bathroom reminds me how lucky I was to live through a proper epoch in music

'We had hardly any money but a lot of fun': Morten Harket talks Take On Me and the early days of A-ha
A-ha in 1986
Music

'We had hardly any money but a lot of fun': Morten Harket talks Take On Me and the early days of A-ha

Ed Sheeran says his new album will open ‘the trapdoor into my soul’
Ed Sheeran, image: Annie Leibovitz
mental health

Ed Sheeran says his new album will open ‘the trapdoor into my soul’

Morten Harket: 'Fame is a massive onslaught on any human being'
Morten Harket
A-ha

Morten Harket: 'Fame is a massive onslaught on any human being'

They Might Be Giants is not a cult: How they built a birdhouse in your soul... and a 40-year sustainable creative enterprise
They Might Be Giants (L-R John Linnell and John Flansburgh) are coming to the UK to celebrate their album Flood. Photo: Sam Graff
Interview

They Might Be Giants is not a cult: How they built a birdhouse in your soul... and a 40-year sustainable creative enterprise

‘I was scammed for £500’ – 90% of music fans say ticketing industry needs to be safer
Natasha was scammed trying to buy a resale ticket for The 1975
ticket touts

‘I was scammed for £500’ – 90% of music fans say ticketing industry needs to be safer

Sam Smith’s Brit Awards look is part of a long tradition of brilliant pop 'attention seeking'
Sam Smith arrives for the 2023 BRIT Awards ceremony at The O2 arena in London. Image: Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
fashion

Sam Smith’s Brit Awards look is part of a long tradition of brilliant pop 'attention seeking'

Behind the wild man of Vienna: Who was the real Beethoven?
Beethoven
Classical music

Behind the wild man of Vienna: Who was the real Beethoven?

Pitchfork's viral Måneskin review reminds us music criticism can be savagely entertaining
Måneskin at Eurovision
Rock

Pitchfork's viral Måneskin review reminds us music criticism can be savagely entertaining

Burt Bacharach: What the world needs now is a celebration of his best songs
Burt Bacharach with Dusty Springfield on the Burt Bacharach Show, 1970.
legacy

Burt Bacharach: What the world needs now is a celebration of his best songs

The Coronation Celebration Playlist is the worst possible representation of Britain
Michael Bublé, Coldplay, Take That and Tom Jones feature on the Coronation Celebration Playlist
Monarchy music

The Coronation Celebration Playlist is the worst possible representation of Britain

What ABBA tells us about the sound of being human
ABBA singing Super Trouper - what does it tell us about the sound of being human?
heirlooms

What ABBA tells us about the sound of being human

Grammys 2023: Why Harry Styles beating Beyoncé isn't really a surprise
Harry Styles collects the award for Album of the Year at the Grammys 2023. Photo by Rob Latour/ Shutterstock
Awards

Grammys 2023: Why Harry Styles beating Beyoncé isn't really a surprise