Andrew Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan appears in the following:

First-Week Sales Of Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Vary Widely, Depending Who You Ask

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The success of Swift's sixth studio album is undeniable, but by how great a measure?


2,000 Women From Swedish Music Industry Sign #MeToo Letter

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The women shared shocking stories of disrespect and physical abuse. Seemingly unrelated, a leading executive from one of the country's largest labels was suspended shortly after.


Several Accuse FYF Fest Founder Of Sexual Assault After Goldenvoice Cuts Ties

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sean Carlson, who began FYF Fest in 2004, was accused of sexual assault by four women two days after Goldenvoice, the owner of Coachella, abruptly cut its ties with him.


Loma Emerges With A Dark, But Hopeful, Song And Video For 'Black Willow'

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The collaboration paints with darker contours than anything on recent albums by Cross Record or Shearwater, while retaining the depth and confidence of each.


Brand New Frontman Jesse Lacey Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct, Postpones Tour

Monday, November 13, 2017

Following accusations of sexual misconduct last week, the singer issued a blanket apology for his behavior, while his band postponed a U.K. tour.


Chinese Firm Buying Lip-Sync App For Up To $1 Billion

Friday, November 10, 2017

The teen-oriented app has had exponential growth since its 2014 launch — much like Bytedance, the Chinese tech company set to acquire it.


R. Kelly's Live Tour Meets Opposition In Georgia

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The R&B icon's concert in Fulton County, Ga., is scheduled to go on despite a local effort to cancel it.


Kanye West Sues Lloyd's Of London Over Life Of Pablo Tour Cancellations

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The producer and rapper is hoping to be paid on an insurance claim after he canceled several shows in late 2016.


New Bill Calling For Transparency In Music Is Surprisingly Opaque

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"It's basically a prophylactic for copyright infringement," says one lawyer who spoke to NPR.


Quincy Jones Wins $9.4 Million From Michael Jackson's Estate

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jones charged the estate with "disguising" royalties and breaking the terms of his contracts with the King of Pop.


Chelsea Wolfe Comes With Pummel In Tow On 'Vex'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wolfe's intensity has only increased over time, as proven with a new song from her forthcoming album, Hiss Spun.


Venezuelan President Repurposes 'Despacito' Ahead Of Sunday Vote

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro repurposed the worldwide hit, which the song's creators have condemned.


'Despacito' Quickly Becomes The Most-Streamed Song Ever

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit, with help from the remix including Justin Bieber, has generated more than 4.6 billion plays on digital services in just over six months.


What Did 'The Defiant Ones' Show Us?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The HBO mini-series portrays the story of Apple Music's Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, who came together to work on some of the 20th century's most important music.


'Game Of Thrones' Brings Ed Sheeran In — And Shakes Us Out Of Westeros

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ed Sheeran's cameo on Game of Thrones was, like the artist himself, a polarizing little thing.


Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Sets New Record For YouTube Views

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR Music's Andrew Flanagan about Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" setting the new record for YouTube views.


Spotify Is Accused Of Creating Fake Artists — But What Is A Fake Artist?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The streaming service has been at the center of a controversy regarding songs made by artists who don't appear to exist anywhere else on the web. If a song exists, can it be fake?


'Gangnam Style' Is No Longer The King Of YouTube Views

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The now-legendary video was overtaken by a song created for the Furious 7 soundtrack


Kesha Shares 'Praying' From Her First Album In Five Years

Thursday, July 06, 2017

After years of legal battles with her former producer, Kesha has announced the release of Rainbow, which features contributions from Eagles Of Death Metal, Ben Folds and Dolly Parton.


Let's Unpack Jay-Z's '4:44'

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

It was a busy weekend on the internet, full of Beyoncé apologies, platinum record sales, GLAAD endorsements and Prince grievances.