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The Rolling Stones Know What You Need: An Annuity

The Rolling Stones Know What You Need: An Annuity

The bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll are back on tour, sponsored by a group whose members see Stones fans as prime targets for a financial product geared toward retirement.
Taylor Swift on Scooter Braun Buying Her Old Label: ‘My Worst Case Scenario’

Taylor Swift on Scooter Braun Buying Her Old Label: ‘My Worst Case Scenario’

In a Tumblr post on Sunday, the singer called out the powerful music manager for his purchase of her back catalog.
Taylor Swift on Scooter Braun Buying Her Old Label: ‘My Worst Case Scenario’

Taylor Swift on Scooter Braun Buying Her Old Label: ‘My Worst Case Scenario’

In a Tumblr post on Sunday, the singer called out the powerful music manager for his purchase of her back catalog.
The Long and Winding Road to ‘Yesterday,’ a Film Full of Beatles Music

The Long and Winding Road to ‘Yesterday,’ a Film Full of Beatles Music

Want to make a movie about the enduring power of the Beatles? You’ll need a lot of their songs, and more than a little help from your friends.
How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’

How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’

Two of the biggest Spanish-speaking global pop superstars discuss joining forces for the first “Watch the Throne”-style pairing in Latin music.
For the Black Keys, Rock Lives. It Just Had to Wait

For the Black Keys, Rock Lives. It Just Had to Wait

Success led to burnout for the blues-rock duo. But after a five-year break, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney return with their ninth album, “Let’s Rock.”
Thom Yorke Lightens Up, Ever So Slightly

Thom Yorke Lightens Up, Ever So Slightly

On his new solo album, “Anima,” the Radiohead frontman pushes beyond solitude and suggests that the dread that fills many of his songs is not all-consuming.
The Short Rise and Long Tail of Lil Nas X

The Short Rise and Long Tail of Lil Nas X

“Old Town Road” was just the beginning for the 20-year-old rapper and meme artist, but of what?
On ‘Africa Speaks,’ Santana Finds a Worthy Partner in Buika

On ‘Africa Speaks,’ Santana Finds a Worthy Partner in Buika

Carlos Santana’s new album started when he brought a playlist of African songs to the producer Rick Rubin. Then the 71-year-old guitarist found the LP’s voice on the internet.
Where Is Michael Jackson’s Legacy 10 Years After His Death?

Where Is Michael Jackson’s Legacy 10 Years After His Death?

Radio play is down slightly, but the King of Pop’s Vegas show goes on and Broadway is still in the air despite HBO’s “Leaving Neverland.”
Where Is Michael Jackson’s Legacy 10 Years After His Death?

Where Is Michael Jackson’s Legacy 10 Years After His Death?

Radio play is down slightly, but the King of Pop’s Vegas show goes on and Broadway is still in the air despite HBO’s “Leaving Neverland.”

Dave Bartholomew, Mainstay of New Orleans R&B, Dies at 100

Mr. Bartholomew, a producer, arranger, composer, trumpet player and bandleader, was best known for his long collaboration with Fats Domino.
Artists Sue Universal Music Group Over Losses in 2008 Fire

Artists Sue Universal Music Group Over Losses in 2008 Fire

Soundgarden, Hole, Steve Earle and the estates of Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur say UMG failed to protect recordings and must share money from insurance and legal claims.
Artists Sue Universal Music Group Over Losses in 2008 Fire

Artists Sue Universal Music Group Over Losses in 2008 Fire

Soundgarden, Hole, Steve Earle, the estate of Tupac Shakur and a former wife of Tom Petty say UMG failed to protect recordings and must share money from insurance and legal claims.
Ariana Grande Was Updating Pop. Then Billie Eilish Came Along.

Ariana Grande Was Updating Pop. Then Billie Eilish Came Along.

Concerts by the two superstars show just how fast the shape of pop is changing.
Why Def Leppard Finally Said Yes to the ‘Rock of Ages’ Musical

Why Def Leppard Finally Said Yes to the ‘Rock of Ages’ Musical

The jukebox show never had the rights to use the band’s songs, even though it’s named after one. That’s changing for its 10th anniversary revival.
That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade

That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade

The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and the Spice Girls.
For Taylor Swift, Is Ego Stronger Than Pride?

For Taylor Swift, Is Ego Stronger Than Pride?

Three writers discuss her “You Need to Calm Down” video, which is populated with L.G.B.T.Q. celebrities. Not everyone sees it as a celebration.
Goodbye Yellow Lycra: See Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Looks Up Close

Goodbye Yellow Lycra: See Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Looks Up Close

The costume designer Julian Day didn’t simply copy the star’s outfits over the years (or those glasses — dozens of pairs were crafted for the film).
The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs

The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Madonna, Sturgill Simpson, Vagabon and others.