There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.
Interviews, analysis and behind-the-scenes reporting about the many ways music moves from the people who make it to the people who listen to it.
Five days of organized excitement in Nashville have their origins in a fan event, which makes for a more welcoming atmosphere than most American festivals — and no hierarchy of cool.
Amy Phillips, who runs Pitchfork News, debates whether trailers are cheap promotional pieces or creative outlets for artists.
Then an intern, Oh gave Illmatic the highest rating in The Source magazine, marking it a classic. Today she's Miss Info and she talks about her review and making LL Cool J cry.
The music exec who signed Nas to Columbia Records and helped make his debut album, the much-lauded Illmatic, on her path into the business and New York hip-hop in the '80s and '90s.
Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.
The Internet is the new frontier for song royalties. If ASCAP has its way, law will prevail, but some songwriters and publishers see the organization as a relic.
Daft Punk picked up trophies for album and record of the year, Lorde won two awards for "Royals," and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four, including Best New Artist.
The "old man" who oversees all music and content on the commercial hip-hop station in New York City has become an increasingly public figure as an interviewer and part of Hot 97's morning show and Internet presence.
An interview with Clear Channel's National Programming Vice President Darren Davis about the science behind creating all-holiday playlists, regional Christmas favorites and which of this year's new Christmas songs might have what it takes to stick around in years to come.