Reporter's Notebook

Will we ever dance together again?

While the live music industry awaits the return to normal, artists take to social media to get their music out to the people.

Live shows cancelled: Will we ever dance together again?

India

Song of my father: On the Trans-Europe Express to India

A Kraftwerk album acts as a bridge between generations in India, and a window into a past that might be the future.

Song of my father: On the Trans-Europe Express to India

US & Canada

Billie Eilish sweeps top four prizes at Grammy Awards

18-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles won record of the year, song of the year, best album and best new artist.

Billie Eilish sweeps top four prizes at Grammy Awards

AJ Impact

Tencent buys stake in Vivendi's Universal Music

The Chinese firm will own a stake in the music label that distributes tunes by Lady Gaga and The Beatles.

 Tencent buys stake in Vivendi's Universal Music

Africa

The songs that made Africa - and the world - dance in 2019

From hard-hitting grooves to catchy dance anthems, here is the ultimate year-end African music playlist.

The songs that made Africa - and the world - dance in 2019

Albania

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

British-Kosovar stars Dua Lipa and Rita Ora and US singer Bebe Rexha, post messages of support as death toll nears 50.

Pop stars rally for Albania following deadly earthquake

South Korea

Goo Hara: Ex-member of K-pop girl band found dead

The body of Goo Hara was discovered at her home in South Korea's capital, Seoul, on Sunday evening.

Goo Hara: Ex-member of K-pop girl band found dead

Arts & Culture

Paul McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury music festival

Former Beatles singer to perform at legendary British music festival next June in Somerset, organisers confirm.

Paul McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury music festival

AJ IMPACT

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show

The singer said her former label's new owner would not let her perform her songs at the upcoming American Music Awards.

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show

AJ Impact

Taylor Swift looks for Carlyle Group's help in royalties dispute

Pop singer seeks asset manager's assistance in securing ownership of rights to previously recorded albums.

Taylor Swift looks for Carlyle Group's help in royalties dispute

United Kingdom

MIA on Assange: 'No one has fought for us the way he has'

British rapper who has long supported WikiLeaks founder tells Al Jazeera why she thinks UK, US are wrong to pursue him.

MIA on Assange: 'No one has fought for us the way he has'

Music

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Tunisian singer-songwriter whose songs soundtracked the 2011 Arab awakening joins The Stream to showcase her new album.

Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

Saudi Arabia

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

BTS says plan to play their upcoming concert in the Saudi capital Riyadh was not an easy one to make.

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

Kashmir

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Songs about buying land in Kashmir and marrying Kashmiri women garner millions of views in India after status revoked.

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Lebanon

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music

Outspoken singer, who has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, is known for tackling taboo subjects in her music.

'Similar to mafias': Lebanese singer Elissa says will quit music