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Rickie Lee Jones' new album, The Other Side of Desire, will be out on June 23. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iris DeMent recorded The Trackless Woods at her home in Iowa. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Josh Tillman's latest album as Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, is a sincere and shocking catalog of the main character's adventures in sex and love. Emma Tillman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Austin-based Charlie Belle, led by 16-year-old Jendayi Bonds (center) along with her brother Gyasi Bonds (left) and Zoe Czarnecki, will release a debut EP on Jan. 13. Barclay Ice & Coal/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tinashe, whose hit "2 On" was produced by DJ Mustard, performs on stage in December. Emmerson/Corbis hide caption

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Beyonce's performance during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in August included clips of a speech about feminism by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV hide caption

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Hayley Williams (left) of Paramore and Joy Williams, formerly of The Civil Wars, perform together on a version of the song "Hate To See Your Heart Break" from the deluxe version of Paramore's self-titled album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A still from the video for "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. YouTube hide caption

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A still from the video for "Am I Wrong" by Nico & Vinz. YouTube hide caption

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Andrija Tokic in his East Nashville studio, The Bomb Shelter. Joshua Shoemaker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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