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The Key To Kacey Musgraves' Hard-Won Country: Funny Women

NPR | July 2, 2015 2:08 a.m.

Kacey Musgraves' charm and humor can be traced to other women in country who paved the path.


Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

NPR | June 30, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Hear music from BØRNS, Django Django, Somi and more in this month's summery selection.

Technology | Music | Business | Nation

Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

NPR | June 30, 2015 9:57 a.m.

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will only be free for 3 months.

World | Music

In A Kenyan Village, A 65-Year-Old Recording Comes Home

NPR | June 28, 2015 6:40 a.m.

The "Chemirocha" song of the Kipsigis tribe has a curious American origin.

Music | Business | Nation

In The Battle Between Taylor Swift And Apple, Swift Didn't Fight Alone

NPR | June 23, 2015 10:51 a.m.

Swift made headlines when her Tumblr post seemed to force Apple to pay musicians for music streamed during a three-month free trial period. But other music industry players get credit as well.


A Rational Conversation: Are B-Sides For Die Hards, Or Everybody?

NPR | June 19, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Should more superstar musicians follow Jay Z's lead and play shows filled with lesser-known songs?

Music | local | News

First U.S. Vinyl Record Press In Years Opens In Oregon

OPB | June 18, 2015 7:15 p.m. | Portland

Start-up Cascade Record Pressing is the first new press in the U.S. for years.

Music | Elections | Nation

Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

NPR | June 17, 2015 2:27 p.m.

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.


After 30 Years, Giorgio Moroder Returns To The Dance Floor

NPR | June 16, 2015 4:59 a.m.

Moroder is back with his first new album of dance music in 30 years, Déjà Vu.

World | Music

Foo Fighters Frontman Breaks Leg During Concert, But The Show Goes On

NPR | June 13, 2015 12:12 p.m.

Dave Grohl fell off a stage during a concert in Goteburg, Sweden, but returned after a visit to the hospital and finished the gig with his leg in a cast.