April 10, 2017 NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music Senior Editor Jacob Ganz and NPR's classical music producer, Tom Huizenga, about the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music, the newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and rapper Kanye West going platinum for his latest album.
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March 24, 2017 NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music editors Jacob Ganz and Andrew Flanagan about the latest in music news — a new album by the late Chuck Berry, the streaming service SoundCloud survives bankruptcy, the curious case of a hoaxster and the latest from Kendrick Lamar.
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March 15, 2017 NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Music editor Jacob Ganz about the music news of the week, including Pandora's new paid streaming service, Drake's upcoming mixtape and the latest from the SXSW immigration kerfuffle.
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The Magnetic Fields' new album, 50 Song Memoir, comes out March 10.
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March 6, 2017 Listen The Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir, Stephin Merritt's autobiography in song — one track for each year of his life.
February 13, 2017 The biggest surprise of the 2017 Grammy Awards was Adele's surprise win over Beyonce for album of the year. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to music editor Jacob Ganz about music's big night.
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Beyonce, who is nominated for Record, Album and Song of the Year, performs songs from her album Lemonade on stage during the 59th Grammy Awards.
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February 12, 2017 Adele won Album, Song and Record of the year at the 59th Grammy Awards, an event that was by turns awkward and inspired.
"Vice" is Miranda Lambert's first new single since 2014's Platinum.
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July 19, 2016 For listeners expecting an airing of dirty laundry, Lambert's new single might feel like a sophisticated sucker punch. Instead of bitterness, "Vice" tells a tale of heartache-fueled self-destruction.
Tiny Desk Concert with Brandy Clark.
June 20, 2016 The country singer-songwriter has a rare gift for making any room feel warmly human. Watch Brandy Clark perform three songs from her new album, Big Day In A Small Town.
Michelle Obama (L) and Missy Elliott onstage at SXSW during the 2016 keynote address, which focused on educating girls.
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March 16, 2016 See the first lady speak at the SXSW Music festival on a panel about the education of girls and young women, featuring Missy Elliott, Diane Warren and Queen Latifah.
Savages (L-R): Ayşe Hassan, Fay Milton, Gemma Thompson and Jehnny Beth
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January 13, 2016 "Is it human to adore life?" asks Jehnny Beth on a song that stretches out the London quartet's tightly-wound, pummeling attack, letting doubt and glory creep into the space left behind.
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January 1, 2016 Adele's new album 25 had record sales in its first week — selling more than 2.4 million copies. We get a check on more pop music news from 2015.
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December 25, 2015 New music arriving over the holiday season has become a tradition of the streaming era. This year's haul includes a handful of sad Christmas songs and welcome non-holiday originals.
Tiny Desk Concert with Chris and Morgane Stapleton
November 5, 2015 With his wife Morgane, the country singer-songwriter sings patient, detailed songs of devotion to love, Los Angeles and liquor.
Battles' new album, La Di Da Di, comes out Sept. 18.
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September 9, 2015 Careful displays of sophisticated musicality sit next to wobbling, monstrous sounds on the band's new album of instrumental broken-robot rock.