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Watch New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung
Read Jailed Tunisian Rapper Is Freed; Song Called Police 'Dogs'
July 2, 2013 – Critics had said the arrest of rapper Ala Yaacoubi, 25, was a sign of repression in Tunisia.
Read An Improviser Learns The Art Of Patience
Read Taj Mahal: Still Cooking Up 'Heirloom Music' His Own Way
June 30, 2013 – The guitarist and singer has been mixing styles since he first came on the scene in the late 1960s.
Watch The Slow Hit Movement: Year-Old Songs On The Pop Charts
June 29, 2013 – Some hits don't shoot up the charts, they march, as they crossover, set off a meme or land on TV.
Watch Bittersweet At No. 1: How A Japanese Song Topped The Charts In 1963
June 28, 2013 – Underlying the sweetness of the unexpected hit song "Sukiyaki" was a story of sadness and loss.
Watch Remembering The Multidimensional Music Of Bobby 'Blue' Bland
June 24, 2013 – Bland's music is the kind that can school anyone about the incomprehensible depths of love.
Watch Meet The 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World
Listen Bobby 'Blue' Bland, The 'Sinatra Of The Blues,' Dies
June 24, 2013 – His classic songs included "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Further On Up The Road."
Watch Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements
June 23, 2013 – A gigging musician since age 14, Katie Crutchfield has found success in writing from experience.
Watch Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham
June 21, 2013 – The way to the hearts of potential civil rights marchers and organizers was through DJs and music.
Watch The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')
June 16, 2013 – Author Colin Fleming says early BBC sessions provide a blueprint for who the band would become.
Read Pandora Buys A Radio Station, Songwriters' Group Calls It A 'Stunt'
June 15, 2013 – Pandora's move, an effort to get more favorable royalty rates, also has some songwriters up in arms.
Read Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin
Watch Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died