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If The World Was Ending We’d Talk to JP Saxe About Songwriting

JP Saxe wrote the song “If the World was Ending” with acclaimed songwriter Julia Michaels in 2019 about a...

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Adrian Younge's new project sounds like James Baldwin meets Marvin Gaye

Adrian Younge is a producer for entertainment greats ranging from Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar to the Wu Tang clan, a...

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The Scandalous Sounds of Bridgerton (w Kris Bowers)

The Netflix series Bridgerton has hooked audiences with its bodice-ripping sex scenes, a colorblind approach period...

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How The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” used retro sounds and modern bass to break every record

This Sunday, The Weeknd will perform his distinctly dark brand of pop at the Super Bowl halftime show. On the...

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Epik High is our gateway into Korean hip hop (with Tablo)

Epik High are elemental to Korean hip hop. DJ Tukutz, Mithra Jin and Tablo’s underground style boom bap beats...

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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is a full throttle power ballad

Power ballads used to top the charts regularly, from 80s rock to 90s R&B. But then in the 2000s, the formula of...

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D.O.C. (Death of the Chorus) with Emily Warren

Listen to Top 40 pop over the last decade and you’ll notice something weird is happening. The chorus—the...

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ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX

Is it true that all pop music sounds the same today? For the past year the “pop-drop” has dominated the...

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ICYMI: Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?

Auto-Tune may be the most divisive effect in music. Artists have protested it publicly at the Grammys, and critics...

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Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales

Wham’s 1984 contribution to the holiday cannon, “Last Christmas,” has surprising staying power....

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"evermore" of a good thing

Just five months after releasing her Grammy-nominated album “folklore,” Taylor Swift surprised fans with...

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Women's Rap Renaissance

Producer Bridget Armstrong shares her top tracks from women who are running hip-hop in 2020: Megan Thee Stallion,...

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Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello

In 1990 John Carlin and Leigh Carrol pioneered a new kind of charity album. Together they co-founded Red Hot, a...

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The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)

Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been...

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ANTHEMS: Missy Elliot — Work It

Cultural critic Ivie Ani breaks down how Missy Elliot broke into the pantheon of anthems, and how she changed the...

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ANTHEMS: Smash Mouth - All Star

When Smash Mouth wrote "All Star,” they knew that it was going to change their lives. But they never expected...

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ANTHEMS: Jock Jams — Get Ready For This

In 1995, ESPN launched Jock Jams Volume 1, a compilation record that would define the sound of sports for the next...

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ANTHEMS: Queen — We Are The Champions

Freddie Mercury and team made one of the most unusual anthems of all time. “We Are The Champions” has a...

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Cory Henry has Something to Say

Cory Henry is a remarkably gifted multi-instrumentalist. Growing up in the church, he started playing the Hammond B3...

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The Pop Music Forecast (with Lauren Michele Jackson)

Shawn Mendes, BTS, Alicia Keys, 24kGoldn, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper are all in the Hot 100 with...

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