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NPR Music's Ann Powers (right) interviews musicians (from left) Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sharon Jones and Meshell Ndegeocello at the EMP Pop Conference in Seattle. Brady Harvey hide caption

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Sharon Jones, Mike McCready, Meshell Ndegocello And Alynda Lee Segarra On Stage

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Johnnyswim performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in April 2014. Jim Tuttle/NPR hide caption

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Johnnyswim: Tiny Desk Concert

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Boy George's first solo album in 19 years is This Is What I Do. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Boy George, Music And Style Is Just 'What I Do'

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It's become the newest sports anthem: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc. The song is everywhere. Reid Rolls/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Putting A Name And Face To A Famous Voice

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Pharrell Williams: Just Exhilaratingly Happy

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