Courtesy Universal

How Much Does It Cost To Make A Hit Song?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137530847/137532541" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Anime character Hatsune Miku stars in a new series of Toyota Corolla ads aimed at the Asian-American market. Toyota USA, Inc. hide caption

toggle caption Toyota USA, Inc.

The New Wave Of Cartoon Bands

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137529117/137536005" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 171 is part of the Lehman Collection. The iron-gall ink Bach used to compose the piece has eroded the paper. Caroline Cooper hide caption

toggle caption Caroline Cooper

Major Trove Of Classical Music Manuscripts For Sale

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137403434/137518438" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Courtesy of EMI Publishing

EMI Publishing Dumps ASCAP

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137504092/137509353" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction (from left to right, Ishmael Butler, Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons) outside Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill. Kyle Johnson for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Kyle Johnson for NPR

Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137395930/137499632" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Alfred Hitchcock's 1957 film Vertigo features music by Bernard Herrmann. Creative Commons hide caption

toggle caption Creative Commons

Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137495742/137494315" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The judges of The Voice (from left to right) Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Michael Desmond/NBC hide caption

toggle caption Michael Desmond/NBC

We Are The Champions: Why We Like Singing Talent Shows So Much

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137477796/137491347" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Mason Jar team conducts a recording session with a chamber orchestra and The Wood Brothers (sitting on the desk, Chris on the left and Olive on the right) in a classroom at St. Cecilia's Church in Brooklyn. Sasha Arutyunova /Courtesy of Mason Jar Music hide caption

toggle caption Sasha Arutyunova /Courtesy of Mason Jar Music

In Through The Out Door: Turning Abandoned Buildings Into Recording Studios

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137394444/137429642" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Big Bill Broonzy's shape-shifting musical identity is documented in the book I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy. Gerrit Schilp/Redferns hide caption

toggle caption Gerrit Schilp/Redferns

Big Bill Broonzy: History's Musical Chameleon

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137398692/137414992" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript