Mordechai Shinefield

Fine-tuning Rolling Stone's list of best songwriters

Our music blogger offers some international ideas for the magazine.

How to organize your music collection

Our blogger offers his four tried-and-tested solutions to that age-old problem.

Music 'archaeologists' recover gem recordings

From Israel to France, old songs unearthed sound new again.

Could the next Kanye West be from Israel?

With an upcoming visit by hip-hop royalty, the country's music scene is getting a closer look.

Riffing on jazz for a whole new tune

The inimitable Ayelet Rose Gottlieb on her new albums, collecting vinyl records and being a mother to twins.

The best symphonic metal bands you’ve never heard of

If you’ve ever grooved to Evanescence but wanted something that fully committed to an operatic metal style, this is the genre for you.

The unassuming home of world music

The Confederation House hosts unique festivals with a tune all their own.

Meet one of the most influential bass players of the 20th century

Avishai Cohen gives jazz a modern – and eclectic – twist.