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Late saxophonist Clarence Clemons gets new documentary

The film documents his four-decade-long career performing in the E Street Band as well as the spiritual 'transcendent awakening' he experienced.

Jho Low slapped with another charge in US

The US Justice Department says, to win influence, the fugitive financier gave RM89 million to a musician friend and that some of this money ended up as campaign donations for former president Barack Obama’s re-election bid.

Sheeran doubles fortune but Lloyd Webber is richest UK musician

Broadway giant Andrew Lloyd Webber has leapfrogged Beatles legend Paul McCartney to become Britain's wealthiest musician.

British cellist gives voice to composers’ muses

British cellist Steven Isserlis is exploring the influence of love on music by traditionally underrepresented female muses.

Aretha: muse and soundtrack of US civil rights movement

From singing for free to raise money for the cause, to uplifting activists with her phenomenal voice and upbeat anthems, Aretha Franklin was indelibly linked to the US civil rights movement.

Quincy Jones documentary launching on Netflix in September

Netflix has announced that what it calls the "definitive documentary" on music industry legend Quincy Jones will be launching on the streaming service September 21.

Singer James Arthur urges more mental health support in music

The 30-year-old former "The X Factor" winner, who has previously spoken about his battle with anxiety, said awareness of the pressures facing performers has increased.

Jose Abreu, creator of Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestras, dies

Abreu had founded the globally acclaimed El Sistema, or The System, in 1975 in a garage with just nine musicians.

Blind singers break through Bangkok’s sound barrier

Many blind street artists have found new voices in themselves through performing in the streets of Thailand.

Lou Reed poems after leaving Velvet Underground set for book

Rock legend Lou Reed rarely spoke of the year after he left The Velvet Underground to live with his parents. But he was writing poetry, which will soon be published as a book.

Musician Joe Chelliah dies

Also known as Johami Abdullah, he was diagnosed with brain cancer last November.

Blind Malaysian fighting deportation from Australia

Musician David Lee says he does not have family support in Malaysia and prefers to remain in Adelaide, where he went to study in 2007.

Addicted to Danéa

Malaysian-born Canadian Danéa has just released her debut single called Addictions that explores "what it means to be human at the most primal level".