July 8, 2013 Coco O and Robin Hannibal make up the Danish duo Quadron. They were introduced to each other as teenagers by a mutual friend because they both love 70s soul music. Coco O. came in to talk to NPR Host Rachel Martin about their new album Avalanche. On her way, out, Coco showed us some stylish love.
OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash belts lyrics from the band's song "All Is Not Lost" on the flat bed of a moving truck.
June 3, 2013 NPR staff put together an array of fun projects around our move to the new HQ - both in tribute to the old building and to good, old-fashioned fun too. One of these projects involved a bit more star power and production than the rest - an epic, documentary-style Tiny Desk Concert with OK Go.
Screenshot from Apple's "Photos Every Day" iPhone 5 ad picturing a scene from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing at NPR Music's SXSW 2013 Stubbs Showcase.
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May 30, 2013 That's right folks, while you were busy dancing your face off at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' sole SXSW performance this year (or perhaps from the safety of someplace more private), Apple was capturing footage for their new iPhone 5 ad. Watch for us around 25 seconds into the video.
@tinydesk Bikes with mics. Bob Boilen, KEXP's Kevin Cole and Robin Hilton at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and a live Broadcast #sxsw
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March 20, 2013 NPR was at SXSW last week, while the rest of us kept tabs on music and tech happenings online and in social media. Check out photos from the sights and shows in Austin, and see press coverage of NPR activities at the conference.
March 14, 2013 Composer and producer Adrian Younge spoke with Fresh Air Host Terry Gross about his new albums, his influences, and why soul music and film scores are so similar. See him show off his latest collaboration too - Younge ft. NPR love.
January 8, 2013 R&B singer Miguel saved some love for NPR during a visit to our headquarters. There he played a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music and shared his story with Tell Me More Host Michel Martin.
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.
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