Even with the popularity of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, last year saw a resurgence in sales of vinyl records—for the first time since 1986, there were more vinyl sold than CDs. The boost in sales couldn’t…
By Christopher Booker
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old.
By Associated Press
As with many things this past year, the typical live music scene was silenced. But there were creative attempts to provide entertainment breaking out all over, and recording artists put out new music that offered a wide range of options.
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Norris
But the music scene some Brits know and love may soon be unrecognizable because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has plunged the U.K. economy into its worst recession on record.
By Taryn Siegel, Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a huge blow to the music industry. Large in-person concerts were among the first events to be cancelled and will likely be among the last to resume. And in a recent survey of small U.S.
By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
With topics like youth activism and escaping toxic relationships, the album "seemed like a good reflection on our times," said lead singer Natalie Maines.
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
Few bands have navigated the profound digital disruption of the music industry quite as well as Spoon. After being dropped by a major label in the late 1990s, the group began recording for an independent label, which led to 20…
By Jeffrey Brown, Jason Kane
The Black Keys debuted its first album in five years at the top of the U.S. charts. But band vocalist and guitarist Dan Auerbach has been making a name for himself in another setting over the past few years. Jeffrey…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
At this year’s Winter Jazzfest in New York, one of the world’s biggest jazz festivals, women took center stage in more ways than one. In a year when more than a third of the festival’s acts had female bandleaders --…
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