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How Wes Anderson Soundtracks His Movies

You might not recognize the name Randall Poster, but you're likely familiar with his work. Poster picks out and licenses music used in commercials, TV and film. He's worked closely with director Wes Anderson on films like Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom.

Birth Of An Album: In The Studio With Neko Case

In the months ahead, Morning Edition will check in from time to time as the as singer-songwriter creates the follow-up to 2009's Middle Cyclone.

Glad To See You Again: Joey Ramone's Unearthed Demos

The singer left behind a number of song fragments, now collected and cleaned up on a new album.

Joachim Cooder On World Cafe

The drummer and son of Ry Cooder performs songs from his "soundtrack without a film."

Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

The pianist's new album features some of the most difficult etudes ever written for solo piano by the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. "Ligeti took the piano to places it had never been before," he says, "and makes demands of the pianist and the mind that had never been made before."

The End Of 'Idol': There Are No More Songs Left To Be Sung

Once, American Idol helped establish a new pop songbook and distilled the essence of contemporary stardom. NPR Music's critic, Ann Powers, says those days are gone.