Not since the teen pop craze of the early 2000s have we seen a music movement quite like this. Acts like BTS and Blackpink have led K-pop boldly into the mainstream, winning fans around the globe with catchy hooks, colorful videos, and irresistible personalities. But that’s only a sampling of what Korea’s hottest acts have to offer.
Sam Jay's Comedy of Compromise
With her new HBO late-night show, the stand-up is aiming to bring Americans together
LEAH KATE DROPS NEW BOPPING SINGLE ‘BOY NEXT DOOR,' TALKS WORKING WITH REDDIT'S ALEXIS OHANIAN
The American singer’s exponential rise as an indie artist has been second to none
It's Olivia Rodrigo's World
‘Drivers License’ is an instant classic — but chances are that’s only the beginning for a songwriter in full command of pop’s history and future
THE CLASSIC-ROCK GOLD RUSH
As the giants of the genre contemplate retirement, companies are dreaming up increasingly innovative ways to bring new value to older sounds
The veteran music mogul on the pitfalls of viral hits and what defines success
The Triumph of BTS
How seven young superstars rewrote music-biz rules and became the biggest band in the world
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOURS
Aided by the Great Pause, concert tech is growing by leaps and bounds. The next wave of live music will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen
The Enemy Within
Race and White Supremacy in American Policing
WHAT'S A GOOD RECORD DEAL?
Superstars like Kanye West and Taylor Swift have bashed lopsided label deals — and a new generation of artists is vying to recalibrate music’s balance of power
Shor Police: ‘Creative Conf lict Leads to Interesting Results'
The electro-pop duo, comprising Clinton Cerejo and Bianca Gomes, discuss finding artistic synergy, crafting the Shor Police Sound and the possibilities presented by India’s music landscape today
Pop Duo Zoe & Urgen Drop Slick OneTake Video for Debut Single ‘With Me'
The pair initially met on reality singing show ‘The Stage’ in 2017
REMEMBERING GUITAR MAESTRO DEREK JULIEN
The late musician had a long journey, beginning in 1967 and encompassing genres from rock, jazz and blues to fusion and pop
Oscar Nominee and Songwriter Savan Kotecha Talks ‘Eurovision Song Contest,' Indian Roots
Working with artists such as The Weeknd, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and more, the American producer currently lives in Sweden
Neha Bhasin: ‘The Biggest Thing that Concerns Me is How Numbers are Becoming the Benchmark of Art'
The Punjabi folk/pop artist and former member of erstwhile band Viva! speaks about the politics of modern creativity, her hybrid musical trajectory, artistic rebellion in the digital age and more
JOSH'S DIVERSE CREATORS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
How Lil Yachty Got His Second Act
Five years ago, the rapper garnered the title ‘King of the Teens’ — and a lot of criticism. Today, he’s a mentor and a mogul
DJ SNAKE: ‘I DON'T WANT TO BE STUCK IN ONE STYLE'
The French producer on his diverse discography, cultural influences, his latest collaboration with Selena Gomez and his perennial love for India
Death Metal Project Bodom After Midnight Discuss Searing EP ‘Paint the Sky with Blood'
Drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, also part of U.K. metal veterans Paradise Lost, talks about working with late Finnish metal great Alexi Laiho
Social Media 2.0 - The Big Explosion In Short Videos
Badshah mentors a new league of digital creators at leading app Josh’s CreatorThon in the Maldives
DANCING IN THE DARK
How Dua Lipa ignored the trends, turned herself into a ‘female alpha,’ and became the breakout pop star of the pandemic era by delivering the modern disco classic we didn’t know we needed
A year with the class of 2020,which graduated into Covid-19 and a deep recession — and had to put adult life on hold
Comedy and Camaraderie
As Aadar Jain gears up for the release of his situational comedy, Hello Charlie on Amazon Prime Video, he discusses the advent of OTT, and the need for a good laugh in today’s times
London Jazz Bassist Shez Raja Digs Into Roots on ‘Tales From The Punjab'
Recorded in Lahore by ace fusion guitarist producer Mekaal Hasan, the album features flautist Ahsan Papu, amongst others
Sound From The Hills Bring Folklore and Modern Music Together
‘Liandoa te unau’ is composed and executed by Aizawl guitarist-producer Booma aka Brian Hangsing, from seasoned rockers Boomarang
PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN
Here are women, looking at men, looking at women and pointing out the fault lines, toppling notions about desire and consent
Mali Pays Homage to Synth-Pop with Debut LP ‘Caution to the Wind'
The new record has been in the making since 2019
Hip-Hop's FutureShock Visionary
How Playboi Carti helped shape modern rap, with an assist from punk zines, Bach, and vampire iconography
Composer Max Richter's ‘Sleep' is Revisited In New Documentary'
The film, directed by Natalie Johns, follows the artist and his creative partner Yulia Mahr through the course of executing eight-hour overnight concerts for the piece
AMERICAN INDIE-POP ARTIST ROSIE ARLING MAKES A GLOBAL MARK WITH ‘COPING' EP
The Los Angeles-based artist talks about her piano-centric new record and releasing music in the midst of a pandemic