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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cecilia Bartoli's Latest 'Mission' Rediscovers Agostino Steffani

The award-winning soprano uncovers the music of an Italian composer on her new album, Mission.

An American Punk-Rock Band On Tour In The Land Of The Arab Spring

Last year, the the Atlanta-based rock band Black Lips released an album called Arabia Mountain. Now, the band is in the middle of a tour of Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.