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7:09 am
Tue September 23, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Is PC Music Pop Or Is It 'Pop'?

The new collaboration between PC Music's A.G. Cook and affiliated producer SOPHIE is a combination singer and energy drink (neither of which might actually exist) called QT. Seriously.

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 10:04 am

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Music News
2:10 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's collaborative album is called Cheek To Cheek.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 8:16 am

You might think they go together like oil and water, or chalk and cheese.

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Music News
1:19 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

Earth, Wind & Fire onstage in 1979.
Ed Perlstein Redferns/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 11:23 pm

If you've ever been to a wedding reception in the U.S., you know there's one question that can get a whole family on the dance floor: "Do you remember the 21st night of September?"

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Music News
1:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note

A young Phil Elverum, circa late '90s.
Pat Castalado WikiCommons

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 3:49 pm

The Song Exploder podcast tells the story of songs by breaking them into their pieces and letting you hear how they were built.

Homepage photo: Pat Castalado/WikiCommons

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Music News
2:20 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

The Rise And Fall Of The Fade-Out

The Beatles' "Hey Jude" concludes with one of pop music's most epic fade-outs.

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Like the proverbial old soldier, some songs never die — they just fade away. Think of "Hey Jude," in which The Beatles hammer the closing refrain for more than three minutes before drifting into silence.

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