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Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.
— The Guardian
The spookiest music relies on a little ditty monks used to sing about the apocalypse
What, exactly, has made “Orinoco Flow” so popular?
— The Ringer
In 2003, Justin Timberlake helped launch an ambitious new McDonald’s marketing campaign.
Spotify pushes an Uber-like model for independent artists
— The Baffler
There are a number of short musical phrases that immediately trigger a particular emotional response.
— Sounding Out!
We asked the experts how streaming and social media are making new rules
About 25 years ago, two German dance music producers and a U.S.-born rapper battled it out against Queen Latifah’s friend…
Electronic music is booming in East Africa, and a small collective based in Kampala is at the heart of it…
— Resident Advisor
The story of the unlikely hit that made the Nu metal pioneers into a household name.
— The FADER
Three of the style’s key producers–and one celebrity chef superfan–on the halcyon era of a sound that once ruled hip-hop
— Red Bull Music Academy Daily
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