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Watch Patti Page, Who Dominated The '50s Pop Charts, Dies
January 3, 2013 – Page had one of the biggest-selling singles ever with her version of "The Tennessee Waltz."
Watch 'One Pound Fish': A Pakistani Man's Passport To Fame
January 1, 2013 – A Pakistani man who went to London to sell fish has become an unlikely YouTube music star.
Read Hearing A Mother's Song After Tragedy
Listen Was 2012 The Year That American Orchestras Hit The Wall? MPR
January 1, 2013 – Contentious negotiations and financial woes have plagued many American orchestras this year. MPR
Watch Fond Farewells: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2012
December 31, 2012 – Hear and see the artistry of fine classical musicians who passed away in 2012.
Listen In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2012
Listen The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'
December 30, 2012 – NPR's Elizabeth Blair has the story of Abel Meeropol, a man with two extraordinary life stories.
Watch Reflecting On EMI, An Industry Giant Felled In 2012
December 29, 2012 – The label's demise raises big questions about a business now dominated by just a few players.
Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week
Read What Happened To Music Writing This Year?
Listen Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers
December 27, 2012 – Pandora and Spotify have found it slow going as they wait for listening habits to shift.
Watch The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World
December 26, 2012 – One of few stadium-rock acts left on the radio, the band emerged from a five-year hiatus this fall.
Read The Year In Pop Charts: Return Of The Monoculture
Watch 2 Chainz: A Pop Star For All Of Us
Listen Storied Cajun Record Shop Is Going Out Of Business
December 24, 2012 – Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte, La., is closing for good Christmas Eve.