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A Year After The #MeToo Grammys, Women Are Still Missing In Music

Posted on February 8 2019 by NPR

Winners of this year's Grammy Awards will be announced Sunday, Feb. 10. It's been a year since outrage erupted in the music business after Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, the organization which gives out the Grammys, said... [Read More]

Julia Jacklin Shares A Sneak Peek Of Her Upcoming Album, 'Crushing'

Posted on February 5 2019 by NPR

We first introduced listeners to Julia Jacklin when World Cafe's original host, David Dye, met up with her in Australia for our Sense of Place visit back in 2016. Now, Julia's returning the favor, joining us in the U.S. to share a sneak peek of he... [Read More]

Hear Sharon Van Etten Break Down Every Track On Her Stunning New Album

Posted on January 22 2019 by NPR

A lot has changed in Sharon Van Etten's life since she put out her last album, Are We There, in 2014. In the past five years, she's gotten into acting, gone back to school to get a degree in mental-health counseling, worked on film scores and... [Read More]

Slingshot: Artists To Watch In 2019

Posted on January 17 2019 by NPR

A new year calls for new discoveries, and 2019 is no different. As part of NPR Slingshot, member stations have chosen a select group of artists who are making this a promising year in music. Packed with discoveries, our 2019 Artists To Watch list is mo... [Read More]

Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

Posted on December 17 2018 by NPR

NPR Music's first-ever Slingshot reader poll to determine this year's fan favorite artist featured an impressive lineup of talented, rising musicians, hand-picked by public radio stations throughout the year. Choosing just one artist was a tough r... [Read More]

Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' 100 Favorite Albums Of 2018

Posted on December 13 2018 by NPR

Ever wonder what albums your fellow NPR fans listen to? We asked, you voted and below are the results our year-end listener poll for 2018. The list mirrors the NPR Music Top 50 Albums more than I've noticed in previous years. Like that list, listeners... [Read More]

Poll Results: Slingshot's Best New Artist Of 2018

Posted on December 7 2018 by NPR

This was a busy year for NPR's Slingshot artists — 40 exceptional, emerging talents from around the world, hand-picked by public radio stations. They dropped albums, signed record label deals and spent innumerable hours working in studios and on stage... [Read More]

The Best Music Of 2018 Says, 'We're Here, Get Used To It'

Posted on December 4 2018 by NPR

Sometimes one little letter can change a word, or a world. "Paint the city pink!" Janelle Monae raps in "Django Jane," the victory lap at the center of Dirty Computer, her third album, first "emotion picture" and winning bid to own the unstable zeitgeist... [Read More]

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Posted on December 3 2018 by NPR

Every month, we ask radio stations around the country one critical question: what's the one song you can't stop listening to? It takes weeks to cut the possibilities down to just ten songs and create the playlist below. From Texas to Nevada, Orego... [Read More]

Lawrence Rothman Finds Space To Grieve And Grow

Posted on November 20 2018 by NPR

By Jon Hart As a gender-fluid artist, musician and producer, Lawrence Rothman's life and art are built on change. A Google Images search gives visual evidence of the nine personas Rothman refer to as alters, each one offering a different lens for t... [Read More]