Taylor Swift will be honored as this year's songwriter and artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, making her the only artist to win the award six times.
The Voice of China concluded its second season by creating another grassroots idol, 23-year-old Li Qi. He may not have the look of a star but has obviously touched the hearts of many with his unpretentious and affectionate singing style.
Twelve years ago when Lang Lang performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time he was little known to many in the audience.
Pop star Andy Lau performs during his Always Andy Lau concert tour at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center in Nanjing, Oct 4, 2013.
American vocal coach to the superstars Seth Riggs has found his youngest-ever prodigy. Read on about about the 'speech-level singing' guru's 14-year-old student Doudou, or Huang Jiaqi, in Shenzhen.
Beijing has been used to hearing the sounds of traditional music every October since the Beijing Traditional Music Festival was launched in 2009.
For Suede's Chinese fans, the legendary band is the symbol of their youth, as it was one of the first Western bands to influence China's music lovers. Despite the band's long hiatus, its legacy carries on with timeless songs such as So Young. It was played throughout the movie with the same English title by Chinese actress-turned-director Zhao Wei, which was released in April this year.
The China Shanghai International Arts Festival will kick off on Oct 18 at Shanghai Culture Square with a modern dance production of Swan Lake by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Yu Long, artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival, says music is an art that has passed from one generation to another.
A traditional shadow puppet theater from Northeast China, Gypsy music from Hungary, a royal dance from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and many other styles of music and dance will share the same stage in Beijing.
Barrett Strong has learned at least one thing in his 72 years: "Songs outlive people," he says. "Once you're gone, those songs will still be playing."
Elton John says he can make whatever kind of music he wants, regardless of commercial pressure, but he says he loves what young musicians are doing today.