Watchdog Group Finds Spooky Spotify Ad Is Too Scary For Kids, Causes 'Distress'

WATCHDOG GROUP FINDS SPOOKY SPOTIFY AD IS TOO SCARY FOR KIDS, CAUSES 'DISTRESS'

In 60 seconds, the commercial showcases a medley of horror film tropes, including a maniacal doll that presumably kills a group of...

Watchdog Group Finds Spooky Spotify Ad Is Too Scary For Kids, Causes 'Distress'

WATCHDOG GROUP FINDS SPOOKY SPOTIFY AD IS TOO SCARY FOR KIDS, CAUSES 'DISTRESS'

In 60 seconds, the commercial showcases a medley of horror film tropes, including a maniacal doll that presumably kills a group of...

 
 
 
Bad Bunny, Drake, And Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

BAD BUNNY, DRAKE, AND OUR FAVORITE LATIN SONGS THIS WEEK

Looking for a playlist to celebrate Bad Bunny and Drake smashing records at Apple Music? This week's mix includes Mexican garage punk,...

Meet Two New Voices Of The Guitar, From Players Known For Gonzo Punk

MEET TWO NEW VOICES OF THE GUITAR, FROM PLAYERS KNOWN FOR GONZO PUNK

Wendy Eisenberg and Arian Shafiee both make rewardingly weird punk. But now, each is releasing an album for the solo guitar label VDSQ.

 
 
 
Kamasi Washington Connects 'Hub-Tones' To Pan-African Ideology

KAMASI WASHINGTON CONNECTS 'HUB-TONES' TO PAN-AFRICAN IDEOLOGY

Kamasi Washington's mesmerizing take on the tune by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard gets an equally transcendental visual treatment.

Great Sand Dunes National Park Stars In Gregory Alan Isakov's Video For 'San Luis'

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK STARS IN GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV'S VIDEO FOR 'SAN LUIS'

The mesmerizing, sprawling road video was beautifully shot by director Andy Mann. (Image credit: Still from video/Courtesy of the artist)

 
 
 
Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO ON WORLD CAFE

The Crossing, Escovedo's latest album with Don Antonio, showcases the roots prowess the musician's known for, but also pushes in directions...

Sharon Jones Is The 21st Century's Godmother Of Soul

SHARON JONES IS THE 21ST CENTURY'S GODMOTHER OF SOUL

The Augusta-born soul singer's ballads, floor-burners and soaring motivational anthems took the might of Motown's peak and sharpened...

 
 
 
Au Revoir, Souris: Bono, Pharrell, Laurie Anderson Memorialize An Art Giant's Cat

AU REVOIR, SOURIS: BONO, PHARRELL, LAURIE ANDERSON MEMORIALIZE AN ART GIANT'S CAT

French artist Sophie Calle's cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians - including Michael Stipe, The National...

New Mix: Sharon Van Etten, SOAK, Miya Folick & More

NEW MIX: SHARON VAN ETTEN, SOAK, MIYA FOLICK & MORE

On this week's show, we reflect on life and death over popcorn, catch a blissful confession from SOAK, a plaintive apology sung by...

 
 
 
With 'Everybody Loves You,' SOAK Lets Her Guard Down

WITH 'EVERYBODY LOVES YOU,' SOAK LETS HER GUARD DOWN

In a new video, SOAK captures the young artist's fantasy of a party she thought she didn't want to join.

After Heartbreak, Twain's 'Young God ' Is Resilient

AFTER HEARTBREAK, TWAIN'S 'YOUNG GOD ' IS RESILIENT

The first single from Twain's New Miami Sound EP shines in the face of heartache, and thanks life for the lesson. (Image credit: Harrison...

 
 
 
Au Revoir, Souris: Bono, Pharrell, Laurie Anderson Memorialize An Art Giant's Cat

AU REVOIR, SOURIS: BONO, PHARRELL, LAURIE ANDERSON MEMORIALIZE AN ART GIANT'S CAT

French artist Sophie Calle's cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians - including Michael Stipe, The National...

Florence + The Machine: Tiny Desk Concert

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: TINY DESK CONCERT

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a...

 
 
 
Getting 'The Band' Together: Questions For Nicholas Eames

GETTING 'THE BAND' TOGETHER: QUESTIONS FOR NICHOLAS EAMES

Author Nicholas Eames's series The Band is a joyous mashup of classic rock and fantasy tropes - because if there were monsters, why...

Through Slavery, Segregation And More, 'La Bamba' Has Been The Sound Of Survival

THROUGH SLAVERY, SEGREGATION AND MORE, 'LA BAMBA' HAS BEEN THE SOUND OF SURVIVAL

Sixty years ago, a Mexican folk tune sung entirely in Spanish became a rock and roll phenomenon. Generations after Ritchie Valens,...

 
 
 
Through Slavery, Segregation And More, 'La Bamba' Has Been The Sound Of Survival

THROUGH SLAVERY, SEGREGATION AND MORE, 'LA BAMBA' HAS BEEN THE SOUND OF SURVIVAL

Sixty years ago, a Mexican folk tune sung entirely in Spanish became a rock and roll phenomenon. Generations after Ritchie Valens,...

'SNL' Spoofs Kanye West, Welcomes Back Paul Simon

'SNL' SPOOFS KANYE WEST, WELCOMES BACK PAUL SIMON

The cold open revisited West's bizarre White House soliloquy, while Simon performed an emotional rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled...

 
 
 
MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

MACARTHUR FELLOW VIJAY GUPTA ON MAKING MUSIC ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL

Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced...

NPR'S SCOTT SIMON MEETS MUSICIAN SCOTT SIMONS

Simon talks with Simons about his career in Los Angeles, including his work on shows like "America's Got Talent," and having such similar...

 
 
 



The show broadway group, are #4 in the Jazz charts

The show broadway group, here's your profile activity for the week ending October 17 You are #4 in the Jazz charts for New York, NY... Read more ...

The law on the modernization of music.

Moments ago, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which will close loopholes in our digital royalty laws to ensure that songwriters, artists, producers, and... Read more ...

The law on the modernization of music.

Moments ago, President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which will close loopholes in our digital royalty laws to ensure that songwriters, artists, producers, and... Read more ...

With Spotify for WearOS, you no longer need your phone to stream music

With Spotify for WearOS, you no longer need your phone to stream music

A Spotify app will soon be available for download on Wear OS smartwatches. Whether you're working out or lounging at home, you'll soon be able to access and control your music... Read more ...

Meghan Markle Had a Little Scare During the Royal Tour, but She Laughed It...

Meghan Markle Had a Little Scare During the Royal Tour, but She Laughed It Off Like a Champ

It may be the Halloween season, but we don't think Meghan Markle was planning on getting a quick scare during her royal tour stop in Melbourne, Australia, with Prince... Read more ...

OK, OK, Meghan Markle's Royal Tour Dress Has Convinced Me to Wear More Navy

OK, OK, Meghan Markle's Royal Tour Dress Has Convinced Me to Wear More Navy

Navy has been having a real moment in Meghan Markle's Fall wardrobe. The duchess's fashion picks have all been unstoppable during her 16-day royal tour with Prince Harry, but... Read more ...

New Power Generation Announces 2019 New York Shows

New Power Generation Announces 2019 New York Shows

New Power Generation will wrap up their North American tour this year by adding two New York shows in January 2019. The band has also announced... Read more ...

Take Your Cardio to the Next Level With These Tips to Burn More Calories

Take Your Cardio to the Next Level With These Tips to Burn More Calories

Time is precious and no more so than in the gym. You want to get in, work it, and get out - well. .. and maybe hit the steam room for a quick five minutes. If cardio machines... Read more ...

Vic Mensa Addresses XXXTentacion Diss at BET Hip-Hop Awards in New Song...

Vic Mensa Addresses XXXTentacion Diss at BET Hip-Hop Awards in New Song 'Empathy': Listen

Vic Mensa was put under fire following his BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher on Tuesday night , where he dissed the late XXXTentacion with... Read more ...

Vic Mensa - “Empathy”

Vic Mensa - “Empathy”

Vic Mensa has been at the center of some controversy lately. In his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher , which taped last week and aired last night, Vic Mensa called out supporters of... Read more ...

Bye-Bye, Litchfield - Season 7 of Orange Is the New Black Will Be Its Last

Bye-Bye, Litchfield - Season 7 of Orange Is the New Black Will Be Its Last

When Orange Is the New Black premieres its seventh season, make sure you cherish each episode, because it will be the long-running prison dramedy's last. Netflix officially... Read more ...

Diddy & Cassie Split After More Than 10 Years of Dating: Report

Diddy & Cassie Split After More Than 10 Years of Dating: Report

After more than a decade of on and off dating, Cassie and Diddy have broken up, sources confirmed to People and Us Weekly on Wednesday ... Read more ...

Eighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher To Star In Shaggs Musical Film

Eighth Grade Star Elsie Fisher To Star In Shaggs Musical Film

Elsie Fisher has booked her first starring role since breaking out in Bo Burnham's indie Eighth Grade. Fisher will star in The Shaggs, a musical feature that is based on the... Read more ...