Andrew Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan appears in the following:

Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Free Music Streaming?

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Spotify has long evangelized free listening as a way to pull users in to paying for its service. The music industry's patience with the strategy seems to have run out.

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Fixing A Hole: 'Sgt. Pepper' Remixed And Reissued For 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

One of the most important records in pop history is getting an appropriately comprehensive reissue.

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Kendrick Lamar's Video For 'Humble' Is A Must-Watch

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The "best rapper alive" dropped the presumptive first single from his forthcoming album on Thursday night.

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First Listen: Timber Timbre, 'Sincerely, Future Pollution'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Montreal-based band really wanted to write celebratory songs for its sixth album. But they quickly realized it's not the time for dancing.

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Where Bob Dylan Was While Keeping Silent About His Nobel Prize

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dylan received criticism last fall after greeting the announcement of his Nobel Prize for Literature with silence. It turns out he was just busy revisiting his artistic development.

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Drake Beats Drake: How Rap's Sensitive Giant Smashed Records With 'More Life'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Drake set streaming records last week, an album chart record on Monday and singles chart records today. How'd he do it?

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Music News: Chuck Berry, SoundCloud, Kendrick Lamar

Friday, March 24, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music editors Jacob Ganz and Andrew Flanagan about the latest in music news — a new album by the late Chuck Berry, the streaming service SoundCloud survives bankruptcy, the curious case of a hoaxster and the latest from Kendrick Lamar.

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The Most Expensive Record Never Sold

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The story of a mysterious Florida musician, fake identities and the record-breaking sale of a rare album that might not actually exist.

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Hear Chuck Berry's Posthumous Single, 'Big Boys'

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The song is taken from Berry's first record in 38 years, CHUCK, due out on June 16.

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A Pregnant Natalie Portman Stars In James Blake's Video For 'My Willing Heart'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Shot just days before Portman gave birth to her second child, the video curves its melancholy around a new arrival.

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Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dies At 90

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Berry was central to the development of rock 'n' roll, with indelible hits like "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."

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James Cotton, Giant Of The Blues Harmonica, Dies At 81

Thursday, March 16, 2017

During his 72-year career, Cotton became one of the greatest and most respected bluesmen of the latter 20th century.

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Paul McCartney, Denied Control Over Beatles Hits For Decades, Is Told To Wait

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

McCartney has long sought control of The Beatles hits he co-authored and has filed a court case against the company that controls them.

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Trump Says Snoop Dogg Video Would've Ended In Jail Time, Calls Career 'Failing'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

President Trump's lawyer also responded to the satirical music video from BADBADNOTGOOD, Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada, calling it "totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology."

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Watch Lorde Perform 'Green Light' and 'Liability' On 'Saturday Night Live'

Monday, March 13, 2017

It's usually enough not to embarrass yourself on Studio 8H's stage. Lorde, in fact, did a great job.

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Frank Ocean Drops Gauzy New Work, 'Chanel'

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ocean unveils his first new music since the release of Blonde.

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A.B. Original Are The First Indigenous Artists To Win Annual Australian Music Prize

Friday, March 10, 2017

The hip-hop duo's independently released Reclaim Australia beat out Nick Cave and DD Dumbo, among others.

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Two David Bowie Albums Prepped For Record Store Day Release

Friday, March 10, 2017

A proper dig into the vault and a live show from 1974 will hit stores in late April.

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How A Contract Clause Led To A Fight Between Musicians And Austin's Biggest Event

Friday, March 03, 2017

A clash between SXSW and artists over legal language regarding international musicians at the festival boils down to fine print and big ideas.

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A Day After Coachella Database Is Hacked, Lady Gaga Announced To Replace Beyoncé

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Gaga will take over the Saturday night headliner slot at the desert festival.

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