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Beyoncé, Dua Lipa Headline 2021 Grammy Nominations

Along with the full nominations list, a look at the Recording Academy's turbulent year. → Read More

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Bad Bunny Diagnosed With COVID-19

The Puerto Rican star was expected to perform during the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but cancelled at the last minute. → Read More

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Mac Davis, 'Painter' Of Classic Songs, Dead At 78

Davis parlayed a middling career as a promotions man into a successful one writing songs for the stars and scoring hits of his own. → Read More

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Ronald Bell, Co-Founder, Songwriter And Producer Of Kool & The Gang, Dead At 68

Ronald Bell, along with his brother, Robert "Kool" Bell, brought generations of music fans together on the dancefloor with hits like "Celebration," "Get Down On It" and "Jungle Boogie." → Read More

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Citing A COVID-19 Shortfall, DHS Increases Visa Fees For Touring Artists

The Department of Homeland Security announced the changes last week, which will take effect in early October. → Read More

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Black Grapefruit Seeks Balance 'Inside' Turmoil

In a pastoral track from the New York duo, Randa Leigh asks an essential question: "What you follow, fear or love?" → Read More

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Malik B., Early Member Of The Roots, Dies At 47

The Philadelphia rapper was part of the band's first four albums. → Read More

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Malik B., Founding Member Of The Roots, Dies At 47

The Philadelphia rapper was part of the band's first four albums. → Read More

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Warner Music Group Trading On Wall Street, Promises Social Justice Support

One of the world's three major record labels is now a publicly traded company. → Read More

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Music Companies Promise A Tuesday 'Blackout' For Black Lives

Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions don't do enough to address the industry's history of exploitation. → Read More

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New Mix: More Music For The Here And Now

This week's must-hear mix of music to slow the blood includes some delicate and joyful sounds, mostly from artists you likely haven't heard of, including Ben Lukas Boysen and Jerry Paper.Featured Songs And Artists:1. The Mountain Goats: "Until Olympius Returns" from Songs for Pierre Chuvin2. Jerry Paper: "Puppeteer" from Abracadabra3. Ben Lukas Boysen: "Clarion" from Mirage4. Avishai Cohen & Big… → Read More

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Case Against Universal Music Over Warehouse Fire Dismissed

The suit, prompted by an investigation from the Times last year, had been whittled down to just one plaintiff. → Read More

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Bandcamp Will Forfeit Its Share Of Sales Friday, Urges Direct Support Of Musicians

A favorite of indie artists and labels, the digital storefront and streaming service announced a one-day plan to boost profits for musicians facing financial losses during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

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Public Enemy 'Moving Forward' Without Flavor Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally

The hype man and former reality television star was dismissed from the legendary rap group he co-founded after sending the Sanders campaign a cease-and-desist over a performance on Sunday. → Read More

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David Roback, Mazzy Star Guitarist, Dead At 61

The musician was a prominent member of the 1980s "Paisley Underground" scene in his native LA before gaining commercial success with Mazzy Star in the early '90s. → Read More

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Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Announce New Album, Release 'Be Afraid'

His band will release Reunions on May 15. On the first single, Isbell pointedly criticizes artists for not speaking their minds more forcefully. → Read More

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Sufjan Stevens To Release New Age Album 'Aporia' With Lowell Brams

The 21-track album, patchworked from years of jam sessions, is a swan song, of sorts, for Lowell Brams, Sufjan Stevens' stepfather and business partner. → Read More

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Andy Gill, Gang of Four Guitarist Who Gave Punk Space And Groove, Dead At 64

Gill and his bandmates rewrote the playbook for punk in 1979 with the release of Entertainment! -- incorporating new angles and room to breathe into the frenzied genre. → Read More

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Eminem Releases Surprise Album, 'Music To Be Murdered By'

The rapper's 11th studio album is packaged with assists from Black Thought, Ed Sheeran, Q-Tip, Anderson .Paak and the late rapper, Juice WRLD. → Read More

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Taylor Swift's Former Label Big Machine Is Sold, Rankling The Star

The sale, to the company of Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun, was announced Sunday, and included control over all of Swift's previous albums. → Read More