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Jaranas, psalteries and other instruments in Guillermo Contreras' apartment. Courtesy of Betto Arcos hide caption

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With No Museum, Thousands Of Mexican Instruments Pile Into This Apartment

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It's a "waste a time to have expectations" about Young Thug (seen here performing in Atlanta in October), writes Rembert Browne. Prince Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Podcasts like those featured in the iTunes Store's top 200 are well-known, but the music featured in them tends to be obscure. iTunes Store hide caption

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In The Podcast World, Some Music Students Seek A Career Gateway

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Musician David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker says Spotify streamed his songs without his permission. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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Spotify Faces Class Action For Copyright Infringement

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The members of Melodika live in a group house together in Kigali, Rwanda. Percussionist Omer Nzoyisaba is far left, with singer Christian Ninteretse third from the left. Michael May/NPR hide caption

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In Exile, Burundian Musicians Create Out Of Crisis

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Startup Aims To Give Classical Musicians An Online Bump

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Lemmy Of Motörhead And Rock Icon Dies At 70

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The Weeknd in the video for "I Can't Feel My Face." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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DJ Earworm's Year-End Mashup Hits A Nostalgic Groove

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Mbongwana Star rose out the remains of Staff Benda Bilili. Florent de la Tullaye/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What Artist Did You Fall In Love With In 2015?

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John Scofield's latest album, Past Present, reunites an old quartet for set of tunes steeped in reflection and loss. Philippe Levy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For John Scofield, Everything Old Is New Again — Even The Hard Parts

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