Celebrating World Music Day

First celebrated on June 21, 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, World Music Day has been observed on the same day ever since in more than 120 countries. In honor of the melodies and musicians that continually move and inspire us, we have gathered a collection of most-read and most-cited articles from our journals' archives that highlight the role of music in our lives and in our future. These pieces hit just the right note with us, and we hope you'll enjoy them too.

The following articles are freely available through July 15, 2020.