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News and opinion from the world of music.

Korea pop star heralds Asian artist boom

Big-in-Japan Korean pop princess BoA's success in Japan means more Korean artists are on the way...

Musician tackles World Cup racism in Berlin

Zimbabwean maestro, Virginia Mukwesha, is championing the fight against discrimination in the German capital ahead of the World Cup...

Pearl Jam show wows London crowd

US grunge torch holders Pearl Jam began an extensive European and US tour with an intimate club show in London on Thursday night...

Arctic Monkeys set for fame and fortune

On the eve of chart success, Xan Phillips describes his first encounter with the Sheffield four-piece phenomenon...

Arctic Monkeys set for fame and fortune

On the eve of chart success, Xan Phillips describes his first encounter with this Sheffield four-piece phenomenon...

Swedish metallers mourn loss of front man

The vocalist of Swedish metal band Nasum has officially been declared dead after he went missing in the Asian tsunami.

Keane man on success, songs and Steve Lamacq

Interview The frontman of the Mercury Music Prize nominated group explains why they certainly aren't just another Travis or Coldplay…

Rock’s finest descend on Download

One of the world’s biggest and best metal festivals is held in Scotland for the first time to the delight of thousands of hard-rocking fans.

Waging war on the web's ticket touts

The music industry and the internet continue their rocky relationship into the online ticket arena, with the king of music festivals proving, once again, to be a hurdle too high.

How to be a music journalist

A rising reporter offers newcomers practical advice based on his own experience of the long, hard road into the music press.

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