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Studying How — And What — We Download

Digital music sales are expected to reach record highs this year and legal streaming services continue to gain in popularity. But unauthorized music file sharing is still going strong.

Bloc Party On World Cafe

After a hiatus, the British band returns to its early post-punk sound on a new album, Four.

Benjamin Gibbard On World Cafe

The Death Cab for Cutie singer performs songs from his first solo album, the new Former Lives.

Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

The composer, who was born in 1908 and won two Pulitzer Prizes for music that could be challenging and adventurously modern, died in New York.

Beth Orton On World Cafe

The English singer-songwriter delves into organic folk-pop music on her new album, Sugaring Season.