Ethel Gabriel, a Rare Woman in the Record World, Dies at 99

For much of her more than 40 years at RCA, Ms. Gabriel was a producer, overseeing “Living Strings” and other profitable lines.

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How I Time Travel to Parent My Adult Son

Once a year I record a brutally honest conversation for my little boy. Here’s why that’s psychologically healthy for both of us.

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Virtual Concerts to Watch

Looking for signs of a return to normal? Sitting back to enjoy a live-music performance might be a good place to start.

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Voice Mail Art Project Honors People of Color Killed by the Police

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.

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Janet Jackson and Kermit the Frog Added to National Recording Registry

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.”

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Streaming Saved Music. Artists Hate It.

Many musicians aren’t sharing in streaming riches. Can digital music economics change to benefit everyone?

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He Was a ‘Bad Boy’ Harpsichordist, and the Best of His Age

Scott Ross, who would have turned 70 this year, died young of AIDS — but not before recording all 555 Scarlatti sonatas.

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One Album Released by 44 Labels. Is This the New Global Jukebox?

For a decade, Senyawa has helped redefine how Indonesian music sounded. Now, the duo wants to revolutionize how it gets heard.

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Rupert Neve, the Father of Modern Studio Recording, Dies at 94

His equipment became the industry standard and influenced the sound of groups like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Chicago and the Who.

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Attend the Tale of ‘Anyone Can Whistle,’ Then and Now

A sparkling new recording of the 1964 musical makes half the case for Stephen Sondheim’s endlessly inventive score.

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Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse

The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.

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Eva Coutaz, a Record Label Force for Quality, Dies at 77

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.

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What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

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.

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Meet Kidd G, Country Music’s Next Emo-Rap Star

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.

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How Pop and Jazz Wrapped Up the Past in 16 Boxed Sets

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.

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No, I Am Not Getting Rid of My Thousands of CDs

Our chief classical music critic writes in praise of going to a shelf, pulling out a recording and sitting down to listen.

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The Uneasy Afterlife of Our Dazzling Trash

Where do CDs go to die?

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Mac Davis, Pop and Country Singing Star, Is Dead at 78

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.”

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How Richard Nixon Became an Accidental Archivist

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.

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How Much Is an Album Worth in 2020: $3.49? $77? $1,000? Maybe $0

It depends who’s selling. As some artists release records that feel like footnotes to bigger businesses, others double down on their value.

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Why We’re All Listening to Phil Collins This Week

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?

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How to Keep Music (and One Another) Alive

If we want to experience concerts again, we need to support the artists we love until the pandemic passes. Here’s how.

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Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70

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.

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The Pandemic Work Diary of Netflix’s Queer Champion

“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.

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It’s Showtime! Press Play to Hear the N.Y.C. That Used to Be

“Missing Sounds of New York,” an album from the New York Public Library, recreates the everyday soundtrack many have been missing since March.

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The Vinyl? It’s Pricey. The Sound? Otherworldly.

The Electric Recording Co. in London cuts albums the way they were made in the 1950s and ’60s — literally.

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How to Make the Perfect Playlist

Need something fresh to listen to? Maybe something inspiring? These tips will help.

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