How TikTok Has Changed The Music Industry TikTok’s fate in the U.S. is unclear, but one thing is: the video-sharing app has been good for emerging artists. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with LA Times pop music critic Mikael Wood. Read more on NPR
Billie Eilish Can’t Wait To See The Future With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners — but the pop supernova tells NPR she’s got lots to feel hopeful about. Read more on NPR
Willie Nelson Returns With ‘First Rose Of Spring’NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Willie Nelson about the release of his latest album, First Rose of Spring, and about how he’s faring during the pandemic.
Ennio Morricone, The Sound Of The American West, Dies At 91 The iconic Italian composer, who scored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more than 500 other films, died Monday in Rome.
20 Years Ago, The White Stripes Made An Album For No One Jack and Meg’s 2000 album De Stijl is the kind of art you make for yourself, assured few will hear it. It was the last time they’d have that luxury, but they never forgot the lesson.
The British government announces a $2 Billion rescue plan for musicians and artists in the UK. The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.
The Rolling Stones Finished A New Single While Safely Distanced From Each Other “It’s sort of eerie when suddenly it’s coming to life,” Keith Richards said of “Living In a Ghost Town,” which they wrote in one world and completed in another. Read more on NPR
Fogerty’s Factory – John Fogerty + Family: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert John Fogerty plays three Creedence Clearwater Revival classics with some help from his family for his Tiny Desk home concert. Read more on NPR
Your Anti-Anxiety Playlist: ‘Xanadu’ Listeners share the songs that make them feel calm during this stressful time. Read more on NPR
Beyoncé Joins Megan Thee Stallion On The Delightfully Braggadocious ‘Savage (Remix)’ The remix comes two months after Megan fought her label for the right to release new music, which culminated in the surprise release of her third mixtape, Suga. Read more on NPR