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Alvaro Perez volunteers as a DJ at a socialist party stand in Caracas, Venezuela, playing songs in support of candidate Nicolas Maduro.

Read The Music Of The Venezuelan Presidential Campaigns

April 12, 2013 – In Caracas, music supporting the candidates for the Venezuelan presidency is a constant presence.


Morrissey, an outspoken critic of Margaret Thatcher, is one of many U.K. musicians who responded to the late British leader's reforms in song.

Watch The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

April 12, 2013 – The late British leader inspired a wealth of music in the U.K. — some glowing, some grim.


Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set

April 11, 2013 – Hines' right hand played lines in bright, clear octaves. His left hand had a mind of its own.


A company called ReDigi wants to help you sell digital music you no longer want.

Read Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

April 11, 2013 – Is it legal to resell digital albums or e-books you don't want anymore?


Take Me to the Dance is the latest album from Freshlyground.

Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.


Kurt Vile.

Read Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile

April 10, 2013 – While his star rose, the songwriter made a languid, epic riposte to analysis and expectation.

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.

Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set

April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.


Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Cristina Pato perform during Ma's Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center.

Watch Can Yo-Yo Ma Fix The Arts?

April 9, 2013 – In a recent lecture on the arts, the eclectic cellist made a plea for the power of diversity.

Jherek Bischoff's new album is titled Composed.

Read Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

April 9, 2013 – The rock musician and composer found himself writing orchestral arrangements for his latest album.



Read Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

April 15, 2013 – Download new music from Samantha Crain, N.O.R.E., Phosphorescent, Devendra Banhart and more.


The Wu-Tang Clan. Clockwise from left: Ol' Dirty Bastard, the GZA, the RZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Center, from left, Method Man and U-God.

Watch The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

April 8, 2013 – The group's 1993 debut was the opening shot of a plan to open up the rap music industry.


Paramore is the pop-punk band's self-titled fourth album.

Watch Paramore Tackles 'Real Life Problems'

April 7, 2013 – "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional," says Hayley Williams.


Jan Bang performs a live remix at the Punkt Festival.

Watch How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene

April 6, 2013 – For Norwegian musicians, it literally pays to dream big — and to write lots of grant applications.

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