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The Success Of Streaming Has Been Great For Some, But…

It's tough to recall a time when listening to music — and making it — wasn't completely synonymous with streaming.

How Streaming Is About to Reshape DJ Culture

Once upon a time, being a DJ meant a lifelong accumulation of stuff

The Essential Guide to Dancehall

Everything you need to know about one of Jamaica’s most influential musical exports
Red Bull Music Academy Daily

Redemption Songs

Chinese Jamaican music producers helped turn reggae into a global sensation.

big divorce energy

Berninger’s voice, with its desultory baritone, sounds like the bar next to a marriage counselor’s office.

Big Mood Machine

Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit
The Baffler

Record Industry Expects a Windfall. Where Will the Money Go?

With streaming poised to infuse billions of dollars, artists are once again hoping to get their fair share.

Beyonce, Solange, and The History of Sibling Acts in Pop

Family dynasties are neither new nor newly influential in pop.

Why are musicians obsessed with cowboys all of a sudden?

From Lil Nas X to Mac DeMarco, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B, artists today are embracing all things yeehaw

Fitter, happier, more productive

The odd history of "productivity music"
Dropbox Blog

The Never-ending Life of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

On May 4, 1999, a hit was born—an unkillable one.
The Ringer

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