An analysis of more than 26,000 songs found that breakout hits all contain elements of current trends, as well as something that differentiates them from the pack.
Jazz band Dinosaur and rapper J Hus are among the Mercury Prize 2017 nominees to benefit from a pre-event sales boost, new figures have revealed.
Johnny Adams and The Wilson Family are among the four folk pioneers to be honoured with an English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) Gold Badge Award.
Nadine Shah (pictured) and Shirley Manson will speak at Keychange events at Reeperbahn Festival, where the 60 innovators taking part in the programme will be announced.
Music fans who experience sensations like a lump in the throat or goose bumps when listening to music have different brain structures than those that don't, a study has found.
The best-selling tracks to have sampled classical music over the last 25 years has been revealed by Classic FM, with Muse, David Guetta and Little Mix all making the list.
The Little Barrie drummer has suddenly passed away, aged just 41, on the eve of the band's 14-date UK tour.
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is to host a Safer Spaces panel at its upcoming Festival Congress, with speakers from Standon Calling, Rape Crisis and Safe Gigs for Women.
The British Library is celebrating 140 years of recorded sound with events and performances featuring Radiophonic Workshop, Dame Evelyn Glennie and David Toop.
Revered Scottish composer and educator John Maxwell Geddes has passed away following a short illness.