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Mindy McCready performing in 2008 in Nashville.

Watch Mindy McCready, Whose Life Was A Country Song, Has Died

February 18, 2013 – The country singer with the wide-open sob in her voice and a high-drama life was 37.

Zuoxiao Zuzhou performing at his first concert in Beijing in two years on Jan. 18.

Read 'China's Leonard Cohen' Calls Out Political Corruption

February 18, 2013 – The eccentric singer's lyrics address food scandals, forced housing demolitions and abuses of power.

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Singer-songwriter Amos Dolce on the set of the video for his song "Haiti, Haiti," which Konbit Mizik produced.

Watch Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

February 17, 2013 – Natural disasters have wracked the tiny nation, inspiring a few survivors to speak out in song.

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Harmony — it's in the ear of the beholder, Australian researchers say.

Read Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

February 15, 2013 – A new study says that when you don't understand music, you don't even really hear it.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Read A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump

February 15, 2013 – The Grammy Award for Album of the Year promises a huge increase in sales, but results may vary.

A 16-inch lacquer disc, a format used in the 1930s, from the collection of the Library of Congress. Most of the lacquer, the part of the disc where the sound was etched, has been lost to decay.

Read Saving The Sounds Of America

February 13, 2013 – The Library of Congress has released a plan for preserving the country's archive of recorded audio.

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Donald Byrd onstage, in an image circulated by his record label at the time, Blue Note Records.

Watch Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations

February 11, 2013 – Byrd helped to develop hard bop jazz, and his funkier recordings shaped black pop music for years.

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Mumford & Sons (from left: Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall) accept the award for album of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Read Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy

February 11, 2013 – No single act dominated, but rock bands — including The Black Keys and fun. — fared well.

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Fiddler Bill Stepp in Kentucky's Magoffin County in the 1930s.

Read The Kentucky Fiddler Who Inspired Aaron Copland's 'Hoe-Down'

February 10, 2013 – Bill Stepp turned the traditional tune "Bonaparte's Retreat" from a march into a hoedown.

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Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2012.

Read Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop

February 9, 2013 – Ocean's six Grammy nods round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.

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Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker is nominated for four Grammy Awards this weekend, including producer of the year, non-classical division.

Watch Famous Behind The Scenes, A Hitmaker Covets The Spotlight

February 8, 2013 – Producer Jeff Bhasker has worked with fun. and Beyonce. Now he's looking for a solo career.

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Macklemore of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performs in Park City, Utah.

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

February 8, 2013 – A rap group out of Seattle says it rose to the top without a label. But did it?

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The late American conductor James DePreist.

Read Remembering American Conductor James DePreist

February 8, 2013 – The African-American conductor flourished at a time when few black men led major orchestras.

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs in England last August. Along with five nominations for his band, Auerbach is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical division.

Read In A Diverse World, Grammy Sticks To Its Values

February 8, 2013 – In pop's era of infinite playlists, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure at the Grammys.

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J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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