Sia’s new No. 1 hit is the song of the summer the world needs.
John Oliver enlists Usher, Sheryl Crow, Michael Bolton and others to shame candidates who don’t get permission for music.
Third Eye Blind lectures the crowd not to ignore pro-gay lyrics.
What it means that the Republican nominee brought Queen’s “We Are the Champions” into the political arena
New music from both singers dropped unexpectedly on Thursday night.
Jay Z releases a remarkable confession of psychic pain, while lesser-known rappers imagine radical action.
The Showtime documentary about Adam Goldstein argues that its subject’s musical brilliance was separate from his self-destructive tendencies.
The killing of Alton Sterling has led the biggest rapper in the world to break his silence about Black Lives Matter.
The irony and the allure of the rumors about Apple buying Tidal
The rapper has said celebrities shouldn't be disrespected, and yet here are nine minutes of naked Taylor Swift.
A look at the punk band’s cultural impact, 30 years after its last live show
Excellent new albums from Mitski and Car Seat Headrest describe sadness with precise, piercing insights.
The R&B star, who has sung about loving a man, draws a line between seemingly very different interpretations of God.
How a Miami Vice star and a 30 Rock writer made a nonsense acronym into the entertainment industry’s highest achievement
The super-group Prophets of Rage come at a time of much political music, but few iconically political musicians.
As sung by the Fugees’ Lauryn Hill, the 20-year-old cover was a pivotal musical moment for many young black women in 1996.
The artist and musician Laurie Anderson reflects on the power of political rhetoric, why she voted for Hillary Clinton, and why she hated Hamilton.
The composer and musician, formerly in Battles, explains his immersion in electronic music and how it’s changed the way he thinks about sound.
New albums from Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande take two different sonic and lyrical approaches to an age-old dichotomy.
The Canadian musician, who has collaborated with Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, and U2, on his approach to performing and making records