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Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, the highest first-week sales total in a decade.

Read The Secret Genius Of Taylor Swift

November 9, 2012 – Taylor Swift's answer to a surprisingly tricky question: What's the best way to sell an album?

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Drake, who had the top torrent downloaded in the U.S. in the first half of 2012, according to Musicmetric, poses at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

Read Studying How, And What, We Download

November 8, 2012 – Digital sales are high, but unauthorized music file sharing is still going strong.

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Elliott Carter at Tanglewood in 2008 on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is sitting right behind Carter.

Watch Always A Rose: Elliott Carter Remembered

November 7, 2012 – Carter's vital new ideas changed 20th-century music. The composer died Monday at 103.

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Composer Elliott Carter at the piano in 1989.

Watch Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

November 6, 2012 – The composer, who won two Pulitzers for his adventurous music, died in New York.

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Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel participate in NBCUniversal's Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on Friday in New York City. Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi and Sting also performed. And now we're done talking about that.

Read The Week In Music: What To Read Now That Isn't About The Hurricane

November 3, 2012 – Read three music stories to divert and edify you while we all try to get back to normal.

A window-screen view toward conductor Marin Alsop's studio, badly damaged during the hurricane.

Read Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

November 3, 2012 – A conductor considers scores in her personal library that were struck by Hurricane Sandy.

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Radio Tanzania archivist Bruno Nanguka stands with just a few of the 15,000 reel-to-reel tapes stored in the station's archives.

Read Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape

November 3, 2012 – A group is trying to save the station's archives, an irreplaceable document of East African history.

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Neil Young, who turns 67 years old this month, performs with Crazy Horse on Oct. 26 in New Orleans. In recent concerts the group has focused mostly on material from its new album, Psychedelic Pill.

Read Go See The Old Guys

November 1, 2012 – Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters are still killing it live.

Bill Dees during his 2008 interview with NPR.

Watch Bill Dees, Who Co-Wrote Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman,' Dies

November 1, 2012 – Dees and Orbison wrote the hit quickly, inspired by a loving moment between the singer and his wife.

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Richie Hawtin performs at Moogfest in Asheville, N.C. on Friday, October 26. Hawtin's  CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour with Loco Dice is scheduled to launch this week.

Read Looking Beyond EDM, Hoping The Crowd Will Follow

October 29, 2012 – Dance music's biggest names and underground acts alike are trying to capitalize on the rise of EDM.

Former British rock star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, returns home in central London on Sunday after he was arrested earlier in the day by British police as they investigate the mountain of sexual abuse allegations against the late TV star Jimmy Savile.

Read Rocker Gary Glitter Arrested In Connection With U.K. Sex Abuse Investigation

October 28, 2012 – The arrest raises questions about whether BBC host Jimmy Savile was part of a pedophile ring.

Taylor Swift performs on Good Morning America earlier this week. Her fourth album, Red, was released Monday.

Read What To Read This Week: Four Parts Taylor Swift, One Part Free Jazz Edition

October 27, 2012 – For your consideration: what Swift's new album means for pop, for country and for the industry.

Eric Lewis, as ELEW, performs at the Blue Man Group's 20th anniversary after party in 2011.

Read The Lead Sheet: Top 5 Jazz Stories This Week

October 26, 2012 – The making of ELEW, another "jazz is dead" hit, and Chicago music history both recent and aged.

Nashville veteran Deacon (Charles Esten) and upstart country-pop star Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) record a duet in a scene from ABC's Nashville.

Read 'Nashville' Duets: Voices In Harmony And Conflict

October 26, 2012 – The new TV show gets Nashville right by locating the drama in the classic country music form.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra violists Evelina Chao and Maiya Papach wage battle in happier times.

Read Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

October 26, 2012 – From Minnesota lockouts to a "pop-up" NY Phil, your guide to must-reads, watches and listens.

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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.

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.

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.

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