Even at her peak, she was hugely famous but never especially cool. But maybe we’re finally ready to heed her whispered call to awaken.
Scientists designed a virtual reality experiment to understand just how tricky rattlesnakes can be.
The R&B superstar may have experienced a “social death,” with his music largely disappearing in public. But streaming data tells a more complicated story.
Twenty years after one of the most celebrated stars of ’90s R&B died in a plane crash, her songs — like “Try Again” and “If Your Girl Only Knew” — will be widely available.
Compositions made from the 1960s through the ’80s to soundtrack films and ads have found new homes on hip-hop tracks and compilations. New artists have been inspired, too.
The pandemic helped me appreciate the mind-altering magic of ubiquitous digital audio.
As both a composer and an advocate, Mr. Chadabe devoted himself to what one music critic called the “marriage between humans and their computers.”
An innately soulful musician, he recorded with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and many others and was an architect of what became known as the Muscle Shoals sound.
Mr. Koester’s Delmark Records and his Chicago record store were vital in preserving and promoting music the big labels tended to overlook.
Music-filled — and Spotify-exclusive — shows like “Black Girl Songbook” and “60 Songs That Explain the ’90s” dance around copyright constraints.
A documentary explores the Welsh farm-turned-studio, Rockfield, where Black Sabbath, the Stone Roses and others made music.
A series of concert albums by the influential German band were made possible by Andrew Hall, a fan who followed the group around in the 1970s with a Sony cassette recorder hidden in his trousers.
Services like Spotify and Apple Music pulled the business back from the brink. But artists say they can’t make a living. And their complaints are getting louder.
One of pop’s most successful songwriters on fighting for the value of his craft, and on the young talents he admires most.
“Satyagraha,” one of the Metropolitan Opera’s greatest stagings of the 21st century, has been released on DVD and CD.
With her new album, the emo ambient musician has learned to embrace everyday pleasures.
The winner of multiple Grammys, he engineered or produced records by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and many others.
Recent hits by SpotemGottem and Lil Nas X show the power of extending the life of a single track, album be damned.
Hundreds of albums bore his name, notably reissues of classic material. And he helped make WBGO the biggest jazz radio station in the New York area.
For much of her more than 40 years at RCA, Ms. Gabriel was a producer, overseeing “Living Strings” and other profitable lines.
Once a year I record a brutally honest conversation for my little boy. Here’s why that’s psychologically healthy for both of us.
Looking for signs of a return to normal? Sitting back to enjoy a live-music performance might be a good place to start.
Through the 1-800 Happy Birthday Project, Mohammad Gorjestani invited callers to leave messages for Black and Latino people who died in encounters with law enforcement.
The Library of Congress has designated 25 recordings, from modern pop hits to one of the earliest recordings of an American voice, as “audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time.”
Many musicians aren’t sharing in streaming riches. Can digital music economics change to benefit everyone?
Scott Ross, who would have turned 70 this year, died young of AIDS — but not before recording all 555 Scarlatti sonatas.
For a decade, Senyawa has helped redefine how Indonesian music sounded. Now, the duo wants to revolutionize how it gets heard.
His equipment became the industry standard and influenced the sound of groups like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Chicago and the Who.
A sparkling new recording of the 1964 musical makes half the case for Stephen Sondheim’s endlessly inventive score.
The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.
An executive with the respected label Harmonia Mundi, she shaped classical music careers and public tastes in turning out incomparable recordings from a French farmhouse.
Requiring that app makers list the data they collect reveals a lot about what some apps do with our information (ahem, WhatsApp) but creates confusion about others.
A 17-year-old from a small Georgia town built an audience as a rapper on TikTok and SoundCloud before pivoting to country music and inching his way into a notoriously cloistered industry.
Reissues and deluxe editions of albums by PJ Harvey, Lil Peep, Charles Mingus and others provide fresh looks at familiar works, and the creative processes that birthed them.
Our chief classical music critic writes in praise of going to a shelf, pulling out a recording and sitting down to listen.
Where do CDs go to die?
After writing hits for Elvis Presley and others, he became famous in his own right with songs like the No. 1 hit “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.”
When the son of David Frost went looking for missing tapes of his father’s interview show, he found many of them in an unlikely place.
It depends who’s selling. As some artists release records that feel like footnotes to bigger businesses, others double down on their value.
The twins Tim and Fred Williams have wowed the internet with their YouTube reactions to vintage music. Why are generation-spanning videos like theirs so popular right now?
If we want to experience concerts again, we need to support the artists we love until the pandemic passes. Here’s how.
He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.
“Joining the ranks of every other clichéd gay in L.A.,” Fran Tirado is writing scripts and monitoring the platform’s L.G.B.T.Q. content.
“Missing Sounds of New York,” an album from the New York Public Library, recreates the everyday soundtrack many have been missing since March.
The Electric Recording Co. in London cuts albums the way they were made in the 1950s and ’60s — literally.
Need something fresh to listen to? Maybe something inspiring? These tips will help.