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Music Articles

The Not-So-Distant History Of Radio Jingles

Just a few decades ago, a catchy jingle was the trademark of any Top 40 radio station.

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Rodriguez: Forgotten In America, Exalted In Africa

The new documentary Searching for Sugar Man explains how a Detroit singer reached Beatles-level fame abroad — without knowing it.

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The Race To Create A Music Superlabel Still Faces Hurdles

A proposed merger between EMI and Universal is drawing the scrutiny of regulators in the U.S. and Europe.

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Deceptive Cadence

A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music

Don't be caught empty-headed when talk turns to the music of the London Games.

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