Steve Berrios performs with the Fort Apache Band in New York City earlier in 2013. Andrea Zapata-Girau/Courtesy of Jerry Gonzalez hide caption

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Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace is one of many musicians concerned with Spotify's small royalty payments. isifa/Getty Images hide caption

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Over the course of nearly five decades, Van Dyke Parks has released an album under his own name roughly every five years. His latest, Songs Cycled, is a nod to his similarly titled solo debut. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amiri Baraka leaves the polling place after voting in Newark, N.J., in 2010. Amiri's son, Ras Baraka, is currently running for mayor. Patti Sapone/Star Ledger/Corbis hide caption

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Soprano Licia Albanese sang the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly 72 times at the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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The Long Walk, Brian Castner's memoir of PTSD and a difficult homecoming, will soon be an opera. YouTube hide caption

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Zhang Junmin (second from right) and his band perform the Lao Qiang music special in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The character behind the stage means "drama"; Lao Qiang music used to accompany puppet plays and includes a strong storytelling component. Courtesy of Wang Kuanren hide caption

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Pinto leads protesters in song during anti-austerity demonstrations. "I'm just a normal citizen," she says. "I just have this strong instinct of protecting what I love, and I do deeply love my country." Courtesy of Ana Maria Pinto hide caption

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Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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