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Being a pop star once meant baring skin – now, for...

Kristin J. Lieb, Emerson College In Billie Eilish’s 2019 video for “Bury A Friend,” the then-17-year-old singer blurs the...

‘What’s Going On’ at 50 – Marvin Gaye’s Motown classic is...

Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona Motown wasn’t really known for its politically conscious music. Then came “What’s Going On.”

Hip-hop professor looks to open doors with world’s first peer-reviewed rap...

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia As a rap artist who is also a professor of hip-hop, I always make...

Music fans shouldn’t have to wait much longer for live gigs...

Robert Kronenburg, University of Liverpool As vaccination programmes allow for the gradual lifting of social restrictions, the revival of...

What The Weeknd’s changing face says about our sick celebrity culture

Alvaro Jarrin, College of the Holy Cross You might have seen The Weeknd’s altered face on the internet lately...

Writing the “Isolation Rag” – a composer reflects on his experience...

Scott Wheeler, Emerson College Scott Wheeler is a composer who teaches at Emerson College. In an interview with The Conversation, he explains how classical musicians...

What archaeology tells us about the music and sounds made by...

Joshua Kumbani, University of the Witwatersrand Music has been part and parcel of humanity for a long time. Not every sound is musical, but sound...

How popular culture hobbles protest movements

Chauncey Maher, Dickinson College In response to the anti-racism protests that have erupted across the U.S., many Americans are saying they agree with the goals...

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