Music Articles NPR Music interviews, news, profiles and lists.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z on stage in Glasgow during their On The Run II tour on June 9, one week before they released the collaborative album Everything Is Love. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment

Listen to a conversation about 'Everything Is Love'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/621414906/621426761" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Drummer D.J. Fontana (far right), on stage with Elvis Presley during the singer's landmark 1968 comeback TV special. Fontana died Thursday at age 87. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Willie Nelson (left) and Waylon Jennings perform at Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic in 1978. Leonard Kamsler/Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hide caption

toggle caption
Leonard Kamsler/Courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The court ruled that Kesha's counterclaims were in part "speculative, contradicted by her own allegations that she had continued performing under the agreements." Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Weezer fans at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 14, 2016, in California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. hide caption

toggle caption
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.

"When you go get your education, you've earned that," Irma Thomas says. Sally Asher hide caption

toggle caption
Sally Asher

Soul Queen Irma Thomas Becomes A Doctor

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/614543941/615079889" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"We proved to the world that a completely Spanish song can take over the world," J Balvin says. "This is just the beginning." Orli Arias/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Orli Arias/Courtesy of the artist

J Balvin Won't Settle For Anything Less Than World Domination

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/613004703/613981486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in concert with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in November 1960. Express/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Express/Getty Images

What Makes A Jazz Standard?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/613091545/613117691" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs for millions at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. YouTube hide caption

toggle caption
YouTube

'Cello Bae' Sheku Kanneh-Mason Wins Worldwide Fans After Royal Wedding

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/613025939/614732904" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jade Bird backstage during 2018 Stagecoach Country Music Festival on April 27, 2018 in Indio, Calif. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jason Kempin/Getty Images

All Bets Are On Jade Bird

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612410476/612941651" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Quinn Christopherson in his Tiny Desk Contest submission video. YouTube hide caption

toggle caption
YouTube

This Tiny Desk Contestant Braved The Elements Of Alaska To Pay Tribute To His Grandmother

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/611941067/612747697" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Saoirse Ronan plays newlywed Florence in On Chesil Beach, in theaters now. Bleecker Street hide caption

toggle caption
Bleecker Street

Classical Music Captures A Young Wife's Anxiety In 'On Chesil Beach'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612028290/612441226" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
smartboy10/Getty Images

Spotify's 'Hateful Conduct' Policy Drags The Music Industry Into The #MeToo Moment

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/611426272/611727869" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript