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The unkillable, oh-so-profitable afterlife of a-ha’s ’80s classic
— Los Angeles Times
Today, selecting the appropriate scores or songs to accompany everything from blockbuster movies to indie-film trailers remains an art form…
The mysterious power of local jingles, like the famous Cellino & Barnes ad, explained.
When Daniel Johnston was about 19, he spent a lot of time making things in his parents’ West Virginia basement.
Strictly abiding by a “more-is-more” philosophy, the Brauch brothers shaped the visual aesthetic of Southern hip-hop’s flashiest era
— Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Avalon Emerson, Mat Dryhurst, Marta Salogni and others on the impact of streaming services on artists.
— Resident Advisor
It was the first sign of a generation fleeing to the past to escape a bleak future.
— The Guardian
A conversation on the deep history of humans and music with Gary Tomlinson, author of A Million Years of Music.
— Lapham's Quarterly
From D’Angelo’s infamously slow creative pace to Frank Sinatra’s rapid-fire release schedule, our expectations of artists’ output have always been…
During the 1960s, labels capitalised on the witchcraft phenomenon with spoken-word albums of occult incantations
It's tough to recall a time when listening to music — and making it — wasn't completely synonymous with streaming.
Once upon a time, being a DJ meant a lifelong accumulation of stuff
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