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Read What Today's Online Sharing Companies Can Learn From Napster
November 11, 2013 – Napster upended the music industry but didn't survive. New businesses are trying to avoid that fate.
Watch Brazil's 91-Year-Old Leading Lady Still Shines
Read The Five Best Things About This Year's Mountain Oasis Festival
November 8, 2013 – All Songs host Bob Boilen reports on what he calls the most creative music festival he's seen.
Watch Across America, Voices Rise To Reinvent India
Watch Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues
November 2, 2013 – A furniture company recorded all of the top African-American blues and jazz performers of the '20s.
Watch Frank Wess, Basie Woodwind Specialist, Dies
Read Legal Issues Settled, Dylan's Guitar May Sell For $500,000
November 1, 2013 – The guitar that some experts say Bob Dylan played when he went electric is to be sold in December.
Read Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake's Tour Succeeds
Read Street Queens Bury Competition In Brass Band Blowout
October 28, 2013 – A Red Bull-sponsored battle of the bands corporatized a tradition but still hit all the right notes.
Watch Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies
Watch Lou Reed, Leader Of The Velvet Underground, Has Died At 71
October 27, 2013 – Lou Reed's solo career made him into a rock icon after The Velvet Underground disbanded.
Watch Accordions, Beer And God: Zydeco In Gran Texas
Read A Teenage Music Phenom, Infographics, Motorcycles In Vietnam
October 26, 2013 – Carlos Watson talks about a teen singer with one grown-up voice and motorcycles in Vietnam.
Read Do We Really Need Bob Dylan And Van Morrison Box Sets?
October 22, 2013 – Outtakes can enlarge our understanding of canonical work — but they're not always essential.
Read Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'
October 20, 2013 – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name is disparaging to people of Asian descent.