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After 26 Years, The Sam Rivers Trio Resurfaces

The freewheeling saxophonist and his small group from the 1970s came together for a live concert in 2007 — their first together in more than two decades. Now, a recording has been posthumously released on CD, and critic Kevin Whitehead says it's like they never went away.
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Andy Williams Dies; Crooner Was Known For 'Moon River,' Christmas TV Specials

The singer was 84. The cause of death, his family says, was bladder cancer.
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How Musicians Make Money (By The Fraction Of A Cent) On Spotify

The streaming music service offers millions of songs to millions of users, but it's not yet a reliable source of income for musicians.
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Husky On World Cafe

The Australian band and its debut album Forever So have come a long way from a makeshift recording bungalow in Melbourne.
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Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio

The Analog Players Society provides some of the best evidence since the rise of Vampire Weekend that formerly exotic international music — particularly African rhythms and accents — has become an everyday part of modern popular tunes.
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Crowd Funding For Musicians Isn't The Future; It's The Present

Musicians have to spend money and a lot of time to hit their crowd-funding goals, so failure is expensive. But for some people, at specific moments in their careers, crowd funding can be a piece of the puzzle.

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