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A musicologist uncovers a surprising link between the musical cultures of ancient Europe and India.

By Christopher Hassiotis

We constantly hear figures of how many copies a record has sold or how much it money it has earned, but very little about how much it actually cost to record the album. This information is more free and open in the film industry, and this helps give you a better idea of how profitable a […] The post The 10 Most Expensive Albums Ever Recorded appeared first on Goliath.

By Jonny Hughes

But does name-checking a product in a song always mean a big sales bump?

By Dave Roos

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It is the dream of millions of people around the world to be a famous musician who performs in front of thousands of people at shows and festivals. However, this is not the dream of many famous musicians. Many musicians hate performing for a live audience and would rather remain in the studio, but as […] The post Musicians Who Suffer From Extreme Stage Fright appeared first on Goliath.

By Jonny Hughes

Here's a riddle: If a musician creates an artificial intelligence that composes music, then who actually wrote the concerto?

By Julia Layton

From fleek to bling to hood, hip-hop and teen culture influence the evolution of American and global English.

By Chris Opfer

Now that "Happy Birthday to You" is free to use, people everywhere will publicly sing it, right? Most likely. But the answer's not so clear.

By Laurie L. Dove

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There is no question that the rock genre is filled with some of the coolest people to walk the planet. You will frequently see rockers in relationships with other rock stars, creating awesome couples whose lifestyles you can’t help but be jealous of. There are infamous relationships including Kurt & Courtney, Sid & Nancy and […] The post The 10 Coolest Rock Couples Of All Time appeared first on Goliath.

By Jonny Hughes

That infamous pharma exec Martin Shkreli just bought the sole copy. Bummer.

By Jonathan Strickland

Sure, some do, but it depends on what kind of music you're listening to.

By Alison Cooper

Do we really prefer three-minute radio songs, or is that just what we're given?

By Alia Hoyt

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There ain’t a soul alive who doesn’t love a story about someone earning everything they’ve got, especially when what they’ve got is a stellar career as a famous musician. That’s why today we’re taking a look at some musicians who were dealt a band hand or given a raw deal, but managed to come out […] The post 10 Influential Musicians Who Earned It The Hard Way appeared first on Goliath.

By Jim Halden

At a glance, the banjo seems like a pretty simple instrument. In actuality, a complex combination of acoustics, physics and musicianship work in tandem to produce that signature twang.

By Debra Ronca

Did David Bowie really write "Space Oddity" to pay tribute to a brave astronaut who was lost in space? Or is it solely a testament to Bowie's unique brilliance?

By Bambi Turner

Your favorite band has just digitally remastered and reissued all of its albums. You already own everything they've ever made — should you buy them all again?

By Debra Ronca

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John, Paul, George and Ringo were the Fab Four of The Beatles – or did they have a fifth member? Legend hints there was one, but who was he?

By Alison Cooper

Many Pink Floyd fans can attest the band's music can be mind-altering. So it's no surprise that if you have a feeling that you're not in Kansas any more, it might be because you've gone to the Dark Side of the Rainbow.

By Alison Cooper

It's unlikely that most rock stars are thinking about physics during a performance, but all musicians have learned to manipulate sound waves to create their art.

By Nathan Chandler

Journey, you know we love you, but that "south Detroit" lyric in "Don't Stop Believin'" just mars an otherwise hard-rocking song. There. We got that one off our chest (along with a few others) inside the article.

By Kate Kershner

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Known for its Gold and Platinum Record awards, the Recording Industry Association of America's goal is to promote and protect the music industry. But how does that mission lead to a lawsuit against a 12-year-old girl?

By John Kelly

Would you like to know how to sharpen your music listening skills so that you listen to music rather than just hear it? This article shows you how to sharpen your music listening skills.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Have you ever heard a brand new song on the radio and realized that it sounds familiar? Chances are the producers sampled a drum break or a bass line from a classic song, reworking it into a completely new piece.

By Jane McGrath

Playing music isn't expensive when you make your own PVC pipe instrument. Learn about how to make a PVC pipe instrument in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Have you noticed in recent years that a lot of pop stars sometimes sound like singing robots? You've probably heard of the pitch-correcting software called Auto-Tune -- and its effect on modern music.

By Tristin Hopper

Have you ever listened to a song and wondered how the artist was able to make so many different sounds come together onto one recording? Since the 1950s, multitrack recording has made recording music easier -- and a lot more interesting.

By Jane McGrath