Andrew Flanagan

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A Borrowed World: Streaming As The New Reality

Monday, July 22, 2019

In a short time, streaming has become the central revenue engine of the music industry, and the way most of us access music — or almost any media, for that matter. What's that mean for the music?


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

Monday, July 01, 2019

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


Sleater-Kinney, Burial, Freddie Gibbs And More Drop New Tracks On A Crazy Release Day

Friday, June 14, 2019

It's a crazy-packed day for singles, with everyone from Sleater-Kinney and Burial to Freddie Gibbs and Gucci Mane dropping new tracks. Here are the ones you should stream now.


iTunes' Death Is All About How We Listen To Music Today

Monday, June 03, 2019

After 18 years, Apple is killing iTunes — sort of. The software is being broken into separate pieces for separate uses on Mac computers: Music, podcasts and TV will soon have their own apps.


Leon Redbone, An Unusual Singer From A Bygone Era, Has Died

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Redbone's career was defined by biographical mystery and a musical ear obsessed with the sounds of yesteryear. He also sang the theme to Mr. Belvedere.


'Songwriters Are Not Treated Fairly': Nile Rodgers On Streaming's Present And Future

Friday, April 12, 2019

The famed musician and current chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame talks to NPR about a recent letter he and many other songwriters sent to the head of Spotify.


Ranking Roger, Frontman For The English Beat, Dies At 56

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

In the late '70s, Ranking Roger left punk rock to join The Beat — later known as The English Beat. His presence helped it become one of the most unforgettable bands of the '80s.


Jay-Z, 'Super Fly,' 'La Bamba' Added To National Recording Registry

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As it has annually since 2002, the Library of Congress announced a wide variety of recordings it has selected as culturally significant and worthy of preservation.


First Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto, 'BTTB (20th Anniversary Edition)'

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The composer and multi-instrumentalist's newly reissued 14th album is an intimate collection of brief solo piano compositions, first released in Japan in 1998 and hard to find since.


Ryan Adams Accused Of Psychological Manipulation, Professional Retaliation By 7 Women

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In a piece published Wednesday evening by the New York Times, several women shared similar stories of being approached by Adams with offers of professional help before he began pursuing them sexually.


Rapper 21 Savage Granted Bond By ICE Ahead Of Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The U.K.-born, Atlanta-raised rapper was detained on Feb. 3 by ICE, which alleged that he was unlawfully present in the U.S.


Kacey Musgraves And Childish Gambino Win Top Awards At 2019 Grammys

Monday, February 11, 2019

No single artist dominated, but over the course of a night in which a handful of artists won major awards, a thread became clear: The Academy was attempting to make amends for past mistakes.


Live Blog: The 2019 Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Updates from the 61st annual Grammys, which handed awards to a wide range of artists. Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino, who took home top prizes, each won multiple awards, but nobody dominated.


Lawyers For 21 Savage Explain 'DREAMer' History, Characterize Detention As Baseless

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The chart-topping rapper's representatives also claim he has no criminal convictions or charges under state or federal law.


Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

Friday, February 01, 2019

After being indicted last November along with four others, the Brooklyn rapper pleaded guilty last week to nine counts including racketeering and drug trafficking.


Chris Brown Files Complaint Against French Accuser

Friday, January 25, 2019

A lawyer for the singer told reporters in France that his client had "no sexual relationship" with his accuser.


The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The institution chose seven inductees from a field of 15 to honor at next March's ceremony, including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and The Zombies.


Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile Among Top Nominees For 2019 Grammys

Friday, December 07, 2018

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its list of nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards, including Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae and Black Panther.


Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley Dies At 63

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The British singer and guitarist was one of the punk rock's first stars and perhaps its greatest songwriter.


After Threats, R. Kelly Documentary Screening In Manhattan Is Evacuated

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A screening and discussion of the series Surviving R. Kelly in New York was canceled, following multiple threats that were called in to the venue hosting the event.