Music News
4:34 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Music Video Awards Compete In An Era Of Reality TV

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The Record
5:34 am
Thu August 21, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Do We Really Need A Rock Festival?

No Age performing at FYF Fest at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in August 2013.
Mike Windle Getty Images for FYF

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 5:06 am

"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related subject that's entered the pop culture consciousness.

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The Record
12:35 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

A still from the video for "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift.

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 8:52 am

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The Record
6:34 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent

A still from the video for "Am I Wrong" by Nico & Vinz.

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 10:11 am

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Goats and Soda
2:26 am
Tue August 19, 2014

'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Samuel "Shadow" Morgan.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 8:04 am

Ebola has been responsible for many hundreds of deaths, for fear, for panic, for disbelief and anger.

And for a catchy dance song: "Ebola in Town."

The producers behind this unlikely music are Samuel "Shadow" Morgan and Edwin "D-12" Tweh, who grew up in the shadow of war. They both spent time as kids in refugee camps in Ghana after fleeing the civil war back home in Liberia.

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