Take a photo tour of the Tiny Desk in the slideshow below, with stories and descriptions of the souvenirs and items adorning the performance space from members of the NPR Music team.
December 3, 2012 You can immediately recognize where in the world a musician is standing when you see the tightly packed wooden shelves in the background of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. Take a tour of NPR Music's performance stage and check out the stories behind these relics.
The design of the NPR Music site at its launch in 2008.
November 9, 2012 To mark NPR Music's "Wooden Anniversary," we put together an unofficial NPR Music Anthology of five special moments in its history. From its roots as a online show to the NPR Music we know today, each of the events was at the time a landmark achievement and in some cases set the industry standard.
May 24, 2012 A recent music review sought to describe the Peruvian sound of the Brooklyn band Chicha Libre. Some listeners, however, didn't find the "lowlife" description funny. The reporter and producer apologize.
May 11, 2012 Ever wonder what it takes to be selected as the NPR Music Song of the Day? Curator and NPR Music writer-editor Stephen Thompson has just one basic rule.
April 27, 2012 We all love NPR music. In honor of its highly independent staffers, its time to run a permanent ethical disclaimer on all NPR.org's cultural pages saying that because of technical inevitabilities, ads and reviews on the same album, book or movie occasionally run next to each other.
February 15, 2012 NPR Music for iPad is a multimedia music magazine presenting the best NPR and NPR station music through a rich blend of text, images, audio and video.
A study suggests that listening to music is a simple way for cancer patients and their families to help manage stress.
August 10, 2011 There's new evidence that music therapy can help patients and their families manage the anxiety and pain that comes with cancer treatment. Music therapists can even help get insurers to pay for the therapy.
July 14, 2011 Digital music service Spotify has officially launched in the United States, where it hopes to build on its success in Europe and compete with Apple, Amazon and Google in offering streaming music.
New research suggests years of musical training might offset the effects of aging on hearing.
May 16, 2011 Middle-aged musicians scored better on hearing tests than people who didn't play instruments. How we use our senses and brains can shape the people we become, a researcher says.
Listening to a lot of music can be a marker for clinical depression in teens, new research finds.
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April 6, 2011 Teenagers are more likely to be depressed if they spend a lot of time listening to music, while teens who read a lot are less depressed, according to new research.
Guest Writer Matisyahu
November 30, 2010 Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu reflects on the lack of Chanukah music in popular culture. He notes that Amazon.com has 48,322 Christmas albums for sale, but only 212 Chanukah CDs. That's 227 Christmas albums for every one Chanukah album.
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November 18, 2010 In the next couple of weeks, we'll post our annual music poll so you can vote for the best albums of 2010. We're compiling the list of nominees now and want your help.
November 16, 2010 When Bob Boilen was director of All Things Considered, fans sent him dozens of variations of the show's main theme song. Today he heard and saw a new video that takes the music in an all new direction.
The Beatles' members take a break from November 1963 rehearsals.
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November 16, 2010 The Beatles' music wasn't on iTunes up until now, but only for business reasons. If this was a philosophical change of heart, then this might be a big news story. But let's be clear: This is a business story.
November 16, 2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" features a sample from an American Christian preacher and gospel artist, Rev. J.M. Gates, from 1941. It's from Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, which comes out in the spring of 2011.
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