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Exploring Sailor Moon’s most magical soundtracks

The landmark anime series about interplanetary guardians and talking cats is a wild ride, and its music is even wilder

The Age of (Not That) Innocence

Twenty years ago, Britney Spears released the final classic of the teen-pop era and a goodbye to the gilded years…
The Ringer

Bring Back predicted the future of the internet, but didn't survive to see it.

Loops Are Changing the Sound and Business of Rap Production

Hip-hop producers are increasingly outsourcing their melodies to a global network of loopmakers.

That Teenage Feeling

Why The Virgin Suicides Is My Quarantine Soundtrack

Why Do We Even Listen to New Music?

Our brains reward us for seeking out what we already know.

Where did all the saxophones go?

How one instrument went from being the backbone of American popular music to being a punchline in a joke about…
The Outline

The My Generation: An Oral History Of Myspace Music

Myspace changed the way we discovered music and fell apart after conquering the world.

Dance To The Drummer’s Beat: A Loop History

The raunchy second life of Herman Kelly’s b-boy classic
Red Bull Music Academy Daily

The Future According To NSYNC

20 Years Of 'No Strings Attached'

The Concert Business Stands to Lose Billions From Coronavirus

Covid-19 has upended both SXSW and Coachella, but more disruptions are on the way as the live music industry scrambles…
Rolling Stone

Inside the Strange, Insular World of Cheerleading Music

To soundtrack one of American's most dangerous sports, artists and former athletes are creating bangers that make 'Jock Jams' sound…

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