Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.
A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes.
The bagpipe is possibly the only musical instrument to have been labeled a tool of warfare.
How an old building's conversion into a nightclub changed Manchester.
Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?
Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.
A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.
Plus, Los Tigres del Norte Rancho are banned in Mexico for singing about drugs; it's forbidden to sleep in your car in Santa Margarita; get those cars off of your front yards, Muskegon!
Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.
Commuters in Sydney can now bop to high-energy techno music while they wait for their bus, thanks to an unusual advertising campaign.
The story of the Bottletree and how a single great music venue can make a huge difference to a city.
Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.
What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.
A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup
The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace
The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list
A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music