You can use our reading lists to find the best music books ever written on a variety of subjects.
Our interviews include discussions include the favourite music books of critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Santigold, the best music books for kids, and the best music-writing books picked by distinguished New Yorker music critic Alex Ross.
The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter took an unusual route to becoming a performer. She tells us how she got started, how to get what you want in the music business and how an extraordinary range of influences continue to inspire her
Have you heard that music is good for children but don’t know where to begin? Musicians Meurig and Rachel Bowen recommend the best music books for children.
Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music
by Ann Powers
The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World
by Damon Krukowski
All in the Downs: Reflections on Life, Landscape, and Song
by Shirley Collins
by Jessica Hopper
My Thoughts Exactly
by Lily Allen
From a social history of the sexual and racial dynamics at play in American pop music to a meditation on how we consume music in the digital age, deputy music editor at The Guardian, Laura Snapes, picks the best music books of 2018.
The journalist and author tells us what happens when protest meets pop music, which book inspired Springsteen and where hip-hop is most potent today
The Professor of Communication and Culture enlightens us about musical enthnography — what people do with music, and how they interact with music (and with one another)