What are movies like 'Vox Lux' and 'A Star Is Born' trying to say about pop music?
What is "Vox Lux," a movie sympathetic to its troubled artist, trying to say about pop music?
Here's what other nations can learn from Korea's pop music industry
K-pop made $4.7 billion globally in 2016 - and this is why.
What to watch for in pop music in 2019
Plenty more is sure to go down in pop music without warning in 2019, at least if we’re lucky
How Not to Be a Snob about Pop Music
We too easily dismiss the merit of all forms of art that are popular and profitable.
Popjustice: 100% Solid Pop Music
Why Is Pop Music Suddenly Obsessed with the Late 90s?
Halsey, Troye Sivan, Charli XCX, and others are leaning into nostalgia for an era they’re barely old enough to remember.
What Is the Most Common Rhyme in the History of Pop Music?
What do Justin Bieber and the Beatles have in common? Not much, you might think, other than the ability to inspire frenzied adoration in their young fa ...
What The Grammys Say About Pop Music Now
The range in the Best New Artist category dissolves the idea that mainstream music sounds the same.
How pop music turned mellow and got personal
The pop banger may have given way to the bop but it will rise again: harder, faster, louder, weirder and better than ever
How Diplo Is Making Pop Music Weird
The "Lean On" hitmaker tells TIME about working with Justin Bieber and Madonna
How David Bowie Changed Pop Music
David Bowie was the supreme superstar of postmodern rock.
How Normal Is Your Taste In Pop Music?
Ariana Grande Is The Biggest Thing In Pop Music — & There’s Proof
Ariana Grande's album "Thank U, Next" just earned the title of largest streaming debut for a pop album ever.
In the shallow: why does Hollywood hate pop music?
Natalie Portman’s new film Vox Lux is the latest to convey the genre as empty and miserable, while country, rock and rap are revered
What Happened June 18th In Pop Music History
Learn Spanish Through Pop Music Using This App
When I was in kindergarten our class participated in a riveting performance of “50 Nifty United States” a song about, you guessed it, the 50 states. Part (and by part I mean 75%) of the song entails singing the names of all 50 states in alphabetical order. Now in my late 30s, I’ve been delighting bar patrons for years with my ability to still recite all 50 states, without pause, perfectly.
How Pepsi Used Pop Music to Build an Empire
MJ’s $5 million deal. Madonna’s premiere of “Like A Prayer.” Commercials with Beyoncé every few years. The Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is how Pepsi sells sugar water to kids.
QUIZ: What’s Your Pop Music IQ?
How We Discovered the Three Ages of Pop Music
Data analysis of 50 years of "Billboard" magazine’s top 40 charts reveals the ebb and flow of musical trends.
What Inspired You to Work in Pop Music?
Next week, Ben Ratliff will write about what set him on the path toward becoming a pop and jazz critic for The Times. We want to hear from pop music professionals about what inspired their careers.