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Political Donation By Warner Music Owner Leads To University Professor's Resignation

NPR | Sept. 20, 2017 9:39 a.m.

After learning that billionaire and Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik donated to President Trump's inauguration, a professor at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government has resigned.

Music | Business | Nation

Fraternity Members' Defamation Case Against 'Rolling Stone' Can Proceed, Court Says

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 11:46 a.m.

A U.S. appeals court says three members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity have a plausible case that they were implicated in a now-retracted story about an alleged gang rape at U.Va.

Music | Nation

Houston's Jazz Envoys Describe A Vibrant Scene Deluged, And Worry For Its Future | Sept. 18, 2017 12:11 p.m.

An outsized number of jazz heavyweights call Houston and its surrounding area home — here, they speak of the situation down south and their concerns for its future.


Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business

NPR | Sept. 18, 2017 noon

Behind almost all popular music, there is this hidden economy of music producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other half-finished beats, and angling for back-end royalties.

Music | Business | Nation

'Rolling Stone' Magazine Is Put Up For Sale

NPR | Sept. 18, 2017 7:35 a.m.

Wenner Media, the company founded by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner cites a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."

Music | Nation

U2, Ed Sheeran Cancel St. Louis Concerts After Protests Over Police Acquittal

NPR | Sept. 18, 2017 6:50 a.m.

"As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment," the band said in a statement with Live Nation.

Music | Technology | Business

Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo's Data (And Removes It By Request)

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 12:52 p.m.

The hacker group, which posted hundreds of gigabytes of data it took from the music video site on Friday, said that it had alerted Vevo about the site's failure to protect itself.

Music | Nation

Who Are The Juggalos And Why Are They Marching In Washington, DC?

NPR | Sept. 15, 2017 8:27 a.m.

A year ago, fans of the band Insane Clown Posse announced they would stage a march in Washington, D.C. The protest is set for Saturday, and here's what you need to know.

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UO Agrees To Pay Fired Bach Festival Artistic Director $90K

The Register-Guard | Sept. 14, 2017 9:19 a.m.

The University of Oregon agreed to pay a $90,000 settlement to fired Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls this week, in the midst of a public relations disaster over his abrupt termination in August.

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China's Two Largest Tech Companies Sign A Deal Over The West's Biggest Music

NPR | Sept. 12, 2017 11:25 a.m.

A deal between China's dominant tech companies reveals a lot about the country's approach to policing culture.