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Melissa Aldana performs at the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Read Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists

September 17, 2013 – Aldana, 24, is the first female instrumentalist to take home the annual prize for young musicians.

New York musician Dan Kaufman (third from right) traveled to Rome to learn more about the city's Jewish community and the Italian resistance during WWII. The result is a new album by his band Barbez, based in part on the lost melodies of Roman Jewish music.

Read Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian Jews

September 14, 2013 – Inspired by an ethnomusicologist, musician Dan Kaufman revives forgotten melodies on Bella Ciao.

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The Postmodern Jukebox performs Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."

Watch A Vintage Filter On Today's Top 40

September 13, 2013 – Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" as doo-wop? Scott Bradlee imagines pop music in a time machine.

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Ray Dolby arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Read Ray Dolby, Who Pioneered Recorded Sound, Dies

September 12, 2013 – Dolby's inventions helped remove the hiss from tapes and screen Star Wars in Dolby Stereo.

Members of the disco group Lipps, Inc., including Steven Greenberg (far left), pose for a portrait in 1978. Greenberg, who wrote the group's hit "Funkytown," is seeking to reclaim the song's full copyright from Universal Music Group.

Watch Taking Back 'Funkytown': Songwriters Prepare For A Custody Battle

September 12, 2013 – Artists are filing to regain ownership of their work under a 1976 revision of copyright law.

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Cookie Marenco records musicians on a small remote recording console live at the California Audio Show in August. She'll demonstrate the quality of DSD to the audience by playing back her recording. How close will it sound to the live performance? Very close, according to people present.

Read What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like?

September 11, 2013 – Cookie Marenco's record label sells super high quality downloads, and people buy them.

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Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.

Read New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain

September 10, 2013 – The New York City Opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.

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Andre 3000 on set as Jimi Hendrix.

Read We Saw Andre 3000 Play Jimi Hendrix

September 9, 2013 – The rapper stars as the '60s superstar in All Is By My Side, which debuted this weekend in Toronto.

Andre Hicks, who performed under the name Mac Dre, on the cover of his album What's Really Going On?

Read Federal Drug Case Ensnares The Home Of Hyphy

September 9, 2013 – An ecstasy sting implicates associates of Thizz Entertainment, the label of Bay Area rapper Mac Dre.

Musician Mickey Hart in a cap that collects electrical activity in his brain.

Watch This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

September 6, 2013 – The Grateful Dead's former drummer jams with a light show powered by his mind.

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Mom loved him. You love him. Prince performing in 1985.

Listen Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

September 6, 2013 – People in their early 20s have strong positive feelings linked to the music their parents loved.

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Kanye West reportedly performed at a wedding last Saturday for the grandson of Kazakhstan's authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Read Dancing With The Dictators: Kanye West Joins The Club

September 5, 2013 – The rapper spent last weekend at a wedding in Kazakhstan.

John Fogerty teams up with Brad Paisley, whom he calls one of the greatest guitarists alive, in "Hot Rod Heart" on his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone.

Watch Everybody Loves John Fogerty

September 4, 2013 – On his new album, the rock icon revisits his early hits with a new generation of artists.

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On June 15, the day that Pandora became a publicly traded company, traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wore the company's insignia.

Read Can Streaming Services Make Money?

August 29, 2013 – Streaming services lose millions each year, but they insist that profitability is a matter of time.

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The maker of a hip-hop classic on his audience and how his anniversary is inspiring a new album.

Nas: 'I'm Still Charged' 20 Years After 'Illmatic'

The maker of a hip-hop classic on his audience and how his anniversary is inspiring a new album.

After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue <em>Purple Rain</em> for its 30th anniversary.

Prince Fans, Prepare For The Deluge

After a deal with his old record label, Prince will reissue Purple Rain for its 30th anniversary.

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.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

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