From long-read articles by leading music writers and academics, to essential new artist introductions, the Guide to the World of Music is a new editorial platform from Band on the Wall.

This publication aims to take you on a journey around the globe, exploring the cultures and traditions of different people, as told through their music.

You can explore the Guide through three sections:

People and Places

These articles are long-form, in depth papers exploring in detail the musical traditions of different cultures and countries.


This is where you will find artist introductions, interviews, playlists and other shorter articles that introduce you to new music you might not have heard of, but we think you’ll love.


The Guide to the Week of Music – our weekly roundup of the latest music news and the latest sounds, sights and releases.

Getting in Touch

If you have an idea for an article, or you have any questions about the Guide to the World of Music, drop us an email:


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