Grammys Reflect Country Music’s In And Out-Of-The-Box Thinking

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30 Must-Read (Or Must-Revisit) NPR Music Articles From 2017

NPRDec. 29, 2017
There are reorientations of the popular music canon with women at its center (a project has continued long after that initial list was published), the mystery of a “missing” classic rocker, an illustrated tour of a teen-oriented music festival, a record collector who desires just one album, lullabies, re-examinations …
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Grammys Reflect Country Music’s In And Out-Of-The-Box Thinking

Billboard19 hours ago
When the country winners are unveiled Jan. 28 at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, industry voters have an opportunity to make a statement about where they want the format to go. There’s a distinct stylistic range in all four of the country categories, from Sam Hunt’s hip-hop-tinged “Body Like a Back Road” …
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Christina Aguilera Teases That New Music ‘Is Coming,’ After Fan …

Billboard18 hours ago
Christina Aguilera is promising her fans that new music is on the way. On Tuesday (Jan. 23), the pop superstar posted a photo to her Instagram Story that showed her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame playfully redecorated by a fan eager for new music. A small Post-It note with “DEAR” written across it …
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Apple Bows Apple Music For Artists to Provide Acts With Deep …

BillboardJan. 22, 2018
Today Apple launches Apple Music for Artists, a dashboard designed to provide acts with hundreds of data points giving deep analytical insight into their fans’ listening and buying habits. The initial beta rollout involves a few thousand artists who will test the product and see what adjustments and …
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How folk music went from daggy to cool

The Conversation AUJan. 22, 2018
Graeme Smith does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has … The Mae Trio, for instance, winners of this year’s Folk/Roots category in the Age MusicVictoria awards, combine instrumental techniques of “old timey” …
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Opportunity in the Global Music Industry Brings New Challenges as …

Billboard12 hours ago
Even with the turnaround news of the last few years, there could be more good news ahead for the music industry, according to panelists at the Ny:Lon Connect event staged by the Music Business Association and Music Ally on Tuesday (Jan. 23) in Manhattan. The industry has some very deep platforms …
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Junk Shop Classical On Stravinsky: Music Stories Told £1 LP By £1 LP

The Quietus24 minutes ago
The Firebird – a ballet based on Russian fairytales and the first Diaghilev productions to have an all-original score – was a success that blindsided the music cognoscenti in Paris, including Debussy and Ravel, who said in a letter to a friend, “This goes further than Rimsky-Korsakov – come quickly.
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The Cranberries’ US Music Sales Increase 11094% After Dolores O …

BillboardJan. 16, 2018
In less than a full day of tracking after the death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan on Monday, the group experienced an enormous surge in album and digital song sales. According to Nielsen Music, based on initial U.S. sales reports for Jan. 15, The Cranberries’ total music sales grew …
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South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Dies at 78

BillboardJan. 23, 2018
In the 1960s he went into exile in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he collaborated with American jazz legend Harry Belafonte and used his music to spread awareness about the oppressive system of white-minority rule in South Africa. He also scored an international number one hit in …
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PUBG Theme Music Now Available To Stream, Buy

GameSpot7 hours ago
The theme music for the massively successful Battle Royale game, PUBG, will be available today digitally to stream and purchase. The intense, driving theme music is recognisable to anyone who has played the game, and now you can listen whenever you want. Tom Salta, AKA Atlas Plug, wrote the song.

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