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The death of Lisa Marie Presley this month clipped short a poignant and often painful chapter in the story of the iconic 20th-century singer and his family, who were long ago elevated to something like royalty status Elvis's throngs of adoring fans.

Ginny Redington Dawes's compositions included memorable advertising jingles like the chipper McDonald’s declaration “You, You’re the One” and Coca-Cola’s boast that “Coke Is It.”

Ice Spice has rapidly become one of the most signature voices in New York drill music, as well as an emerging pop culture touchstone, beloved both for what she says and how she comes off while saying it.

“She had questions about sound, about the here and now. Hers was not the kind of music we could hear in the streets, but she was interested in the freedom to engage in the world of sound — acoustics, physics, timbre, orchestration.”

Written after the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, “Long Time Gone” seethes with bitter frustration. There’s open desperation in David Crosby’s voice as he exhorts, “Speak out against the madness/You’ve got to speak your mind if you dare.”

Ticketmaster has long been the target of consumer complaints and artists’ ire. Recent incidents involving Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny have renewed focus on problems in the live marketplace. Hear the Popcast.

The Byrds' folk-rock hybrid found its first recorded expression after Jim Dickson acquired an acetate of a new Bob Dylan song, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” in August 1964. The band’s own demo of the piece helped land it a contract with Columbia that November.

In September 2021, the saxophonist and bandleader Lakecia Benjamin survived a car crash that left her with injuries including a broken jaw. Undeterred, she pushed on with her performances, and turned the experience into inspiration for her new album.

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BTS takes a different approach to K-pop on its new EP: ease

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Breaking News: The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into the owner of Ticketmaster, whose sale of Taylor Swift tickets descended into chaos this week, focused on whether Live Nation has abused its power over the live music industry.

Coolio, whose Grammy-winning “Gangsta’s Paradise” became instantly distinguishable for millions of ’90s rap fans, has died at 59.

BTS's shimmering “Boy With Luv” features Halsey — but more importantly, it features Halsey singing in Korean, exactly the sort of bilingual exchange that’s all too rare

Sophie, a groundbreaking producer and performer whose music distilled speed, noise, melody, clarity and catchiness into what would soon be called hyperpop, died in Athens after an accident on Saturday. She was 34.

"Scorpion" CDs are selling at an FYE store in Queens. But BTS has been “huge, way bigger than Drake.”

BTS expands its footprint, and 11 more new songs: Hear the Playlist

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