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The Real Story Of How Macklemore Got 'Thrift Shop' To No. 1

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle, say they rose to the top without a label. That's not entirely true.

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Gangnam Style: Three Reasons K-Pop Is Taking Over The World

The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.

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The Club Behind Omaha's $100 Million Creative Boom

A couple college friends decided Omaha needed a music venue. The community they created led developers to remake a whole neighborhood.

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