Can Classical Music Take a Joke? A Violinist Is Shredded

A joking “shred” video is made of the renowned violinist Daniel Hope, who fights back — raising serious questions of free speech, satire and taste.

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

Popcast: What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?

Changes to the formulas used to build albums and singles charts will weigh paid streams more than free ones. What will the impact be? A conversation, on Popcast.

That Decisive Moment: Mad Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Alternative versions of the national anthem, “Norma” and “West Side Story” were among the highlights.

That Decisive Moment: Cue the Castanets: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

A “Pinocchio” opera, an Amy Beach concerto and Puccini are among the highlights.

With Hair Bows and Chores, YouTube Youth Take On Mean Girls

Newly signed to Nickelodeon, JoJo Siwa is leading an international online movement of kind behavior and demure dress. But not everyone approves.