Andrew Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan appears in the following:

José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan Who Envisioned Musical Education For All, Dead At 78

Monday, March 26, 2018

Abreu began El Sistema in Venezuela in 1975 with fewer than a dozen students — 40 years later, his system has been used throughout the world to unite children through musical education.


Killer Mike Apologizes For Interview With NRA, Claims It Was Misused

Monday, March 26, 2018

The rapper, who has voiced support for black gun ownership in the past, apologized for the way his appearance on NRATV was used.


First Listen: Amen Dunes, 'Freedom'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Amen Dunes fourth album is a confrontation with the past, full of the nuance and contradiction of person in chaos struggling to do what's right, as well as some of Damon McMahon's strongest songs.


Is Country Music's Relationship With The NRA Shifting?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The names of featured artists no longer appear on the website of a program linking country music — a genre not known for stepping outside its comfort zone — with the National Rifle Association.


James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo

Friday, March 16, 2018

The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after being fired earlier this week following the Met's internal investigation into allegations of sexual abusive conduct towards young artists.


iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.


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.