NPR’s latest on the music scene

Laine joined Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder to form the Moody Blues and sang lead on the group's first hit, "Go Now." His death comes 50 years after the release of McCartney's "Band on the Run" album.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 6, 2023, 3:00 am
NPR's It's Been a Minute reviews megastar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's film Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:07 pm
Move over, Mariah Carey: Brenda Lee's reliable holiday hit, first released during the Eisenhower administration, is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 — for the first time ever.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: December 5, 2023, 9:10 pm
It's time once again to look back at all the incredible new music we got in 2023. So, we want to know: What were your favorite albums (or EPs) released this past year?
Author: Robin Hilton
Posted: December 5, 2023, 1:57 pm
The album's not dead! Want proof? NPR Music's list of the best albums of 2023 features masterworks by veterans, newcomers, iconoclasts and at least one supergroup.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 8:00 am
Cher recently spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about her first holiday music album. "DJ Play a Christmas Song" has since hit Number 1 on two Billboard charts.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 10:29 pm
Even if you don't know burnt ends from a short end, here's a (brief!) introduction for Taylor Swift and the rest of the world to understanding Kansas City and what makes it so enchanting.
Author: Gabe Rosenberg
Posted: December 4, 2023, 2:47 pm
In a memo addressed to staff, CEO Daniel Ek said it was necessary for the company to "rightsize" after hiring too many people during 2020 and 2021. Roughly 1,500 workers are likely to be let go.
Author: Emily Olson
Posted: December 4, 2023, 1:59 pm
The Radiohead drummer performs three songs with a mix of deep warmth and wry, self-effacing modesty.
Author: Stephen Thompson
Posted: December 4, 2023, 10:00 am
Billy Crystal, Dionne Warwick, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, Renée Fleming and Queen Latifah were given the star treatment as they received their Kennedy Center Honors.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: December 4, 2023, 10:00 am