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How A New Texting Service Connects A Music Artist With His Fans

NPR | June 25, 2016 3:25 p.m.

Ryan Leslie developed an app that lets him manage conversations with fans and colleagues from his phone. He says the engagement tool gives artists a stronger hand in the business of their music.

World | Music

'Brexit' Mixtape: Send Us Yours

NPR | June 25, 2016 2:37 p.m.

All Things Considered is thinking about British songs that reflect people's sentiments in the U.K. We picked some; if you can think of better songs to explain Brexit, tweet us @npratc #BrexitMix.

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'Running (Refugee Song)' Turns Headlines Into A Jazz-Rap Reflection

NPR | June 24, 2016 12:25 p.m.

It's called "Running (Refugee Song)." Keyon Harrold, the trumpet star and one of the composers, talks about the art of creating a song with a conscience.

Nation | Music

Jury Clears Led Zeppelin In 'Stairway To Heaven' Plagiarism Suit

NPR | June 23, 2016 4:54 p.m.

A California jury has ruled that the members of Led Zeppelin did not steal the melody that opens a seminal song in rock history.

Education | Music | Arts

'Hamilton': A Story Of US

NPR | June 20, 2016 1:09 p.m.

The hit musical gets students performing American history in their own way. Hear their stories.

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Portland's Allegro Sought Inventory On The Verge Of Liquidation

OPB | June 18, 2016 8 a.m. | Portland

Several hundred small music labels and recording artists around the world are faced with buying their own music back from a Portland distributor.

Nation | Music

'The Voice' Singer Christina Grimmie Killed By Gunman At Orlando Concert Venue

NPR | June 15, 2016 5:39 a.m.

Singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on "The Voice," was shot by a gunman after a concert in Orlando, Fla., police say, and later died of her wounds.

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This Is How Much Celebrities Get Paid To Endorse Soda And Unhealthy Food

NPR | June 15, 2016 4:49 a.m.

Beyonce got $50 million to push Pepsi. Justin Timberlake: $6 million in a deal with McDonald's. A study describes the lucrative deals celebs popular with teens and young adults inked to sell food.

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Scientist Stephon Alexander: 'Infinite Possibilities' Unite Jazz And Physics

NPR | June 12, 2016 12:49 p.m.

Stephon Alexander once downplayed the connections he saw between jazz and physics, concerned that — as "the only black person" in his professional circle — his credibility would be questioned.

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With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

NPR | June 10, 2016 9:52 a.m.

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.