Music Features

Phil Spector: genius producer and convicted murderer with a toxic legacy

The influential figure died in prison, aged 81, while serving a life sentence for the 2003 murder of actor Lana Clarkson

What makes an old song go viral on TikTok?

The app's gone nostalgia crazy. We asked TikTokkers, musicians and psychologists: why?

Get lost, Joe Wicks – 2021 is all about Happy Mondays legend Bez’s fitness videos

The band's good time guy is launching a YouTube workout to lift the lockdown gloom

The story of SoundCloud rap in 15 seminal songs

The mid to late '10s represented an era of explosive creativity on the app

Why ‘Vaudeville Villain’, released as supervillain Viktor Vaughn, is MF DOOM’s undersung masterpiece

The 2003 record is often overshadowed by the late rapper's acclaimed 'Madvillainy’ and ‘MM..FOOD’

An oral history of David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ – five years on from his death

The genius's final collaborators look back on the making of his masterful last album

The NME 100 Showcase: Watch live performances from Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Holly Humberstone and more

We invited the top talent from this year's NME 100 list to our virtual showcase
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