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Meet Arranger Rob Moose, the Violinist Pulling the Strings in Indie Rock and Pop

Phoebe Bridgers, Justin Vernon, Anohni, Miley Cyrus, and more call Moose when they want to add orchestration to their songs.

How Ali Sethi Went From Making One of the Biggest Songs on Earth to a Collaborative Album With Nicolás Jaar

The Pakistani-born, New York-based musician talks about creating work that spans cultures, conflicts, and centuries.

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Son on Directing His Father’s Final Concert Film, Opus

Neo Sora discusses Sakamoto’s desire to create until the very end and the challenges of filming in a fragile environment.

Catching Up With Rudy Tambala of A.R. Kane, the Best ’80s Dream-Pop Band You’ve Never Heard

With a new box set that makes the duo’s classic albums more readily available, Tambala is hoping for an A.R. Kane reappraisal. 

Chappell Roan’s Gloriously Unserious Pop

After hitting a Paris Hilton DJ set, the burgeoning star talks about making over-the-top music, coming to terms with her queerness, and her forthcoming debut album.

Paul McCartney Made a New, Final Beatles Song—Helped by AI

Vocals and piano from a late John Lennon demo, thought unusable, were extricated with artificial intelligence and completed with new recordings

FKA twigs’ New Album Magdalene Features Nicolas Jaar, Future, More

The LP1 follow-up is due this fall

Watch Donald Glover Talk Beyoncé, “Atlanta” Season 3 in a Lion Costume on “Kimmel”

He also addressed the supposed end of Childish Gambino

Listen to Big Thief Break Down “Cattails” on “Song Exploder”

Adrianne Lenker and drummer James Krivchenia discuss the U.F.O.F. single with Thao Nguyen

How The Last Black Man in San Francisco Soundtrack Reshapes the City’s Hippie Nostalgia

Director Joe Talbot discusses sampling the past while working on the music for his acclaimed directorial debut.

What It Was Like to Be Alone With Prince in the Studio, According to His Engineer Peggy McCreary

Like every frequent Prince collaborator, McCreary has great stories.

Everything Kanye Discusses on Letterman’s Netflix Show: Drake Beef, Trump, Mental Health, More

A summary of everything Kanye talked about on the Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Breaks Down Father of the Bride Track by Track

He was joined by the new album’s producer Ariel Rechtshaid for the “Time Crisis” special

Chris Stapleton Was on “Game of Thrones”

“They trained us on how White Walkers are supposed to stand up and move when they’re first waking up. We had a crash course in that.”

R. Kelly’s Former Hairdresser Goes Public With Sexual Abuse Allegations

Lanita Carter remained anonymous in the charges that led to Kelly’s arrest. “I was sexually abused by him and I live after that,” she told CBS.

R. Kelly Addresses Ex-Wife, Financial Situation in Gayle King CBS Interview Part 2

King also interviewed Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, with Kelly present in the room

Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy Is Your Favorite Indie Rocker’s Favorite Guitarist

We catch up with Duffy to discuss life as an in-demand session player and turning back to their solo project.

How Maria Minerva Finished Her Record With Cherushii, Who Died in Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire

“I couldn’t drop the ball on this,” says the electronic producer. “I would never forgive myself.”

Phoebe Bridgers Discusses “Scott Street” on “Song Exploder”: Listen

She and drummer Marshall Vore break down the Stranger in the Alps track with host Thao Nguyen

A Conversation With Jessica Pratt About Making Quiet Music

The folk singer-songwriter stays still enough to hear her subconscious