Author Archives: JOE COSCARELLI

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

Source: New York Times » Music

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

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Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

Source: New York Times » Music

The band will join the institution in April along with Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.

Source: New York Times » Music

The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is working to build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers All-Star Latin Artists for Hurricane Relief

Source: New York Times » Music

The “Hamilton” mastermind, who recently went after President Trump over Puerto Rico, discusses the making of his new charity single, “Almost Like Praying.”

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Radiohead, Nina Simone and Kate Bush Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

Source: New York Times » Music

The shortlist for 2018 also includes Rage Against the Machine, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J, Judas Priest and more.

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Lil Uzi Vert Debuts at No. 1, Leading a SoundCloud Wave

Source: New York Times » Music

The Billboard album chart this week again showed the power of streaming, as Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” and XXXTentacion’s “17” took the top two spots.

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Rock’s Not Dead, It’s Ruled by Women: The Round-Table Conversation

Source: New York Times » Music

Guitars may seem to matter less than ever. But just beneath the mainstream, dozens of female bands are making some of the most urgent, politically relevant music around.

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