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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.

  • by: Allison Hussey
Grammy Nominations Taylor Swift SZA Phoebe Bridgers

10 Takeaways From the 2024 Grammy Nominations

Including a bounty of nods for SZA, Boygenius, and Taylor Swift, the dominance of women in the major categories, and the worst snubs

Chino Pacas

Listen to Chino Pacas’ “Como Pancho Villa”: The Ones

The must-hear rap song of the day

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.

Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, and Shakira

The Best and Worst of the 2023 MTV VMAs

From Doja Cat’s deranged doppelgängers to Olivia Rodrigo’s girlie anthems to Shakira’s knife dancing

Natanael Cano, Grupo Frontera, and Peso Pluma

How Regional Mexican Music Became the Year’s Most Refreshing Pop Breakthrough

Artists including Peso Pluma, Eslabon Armado, and Grupo Frontera are updating the sentimental sounds of traditional Mexican music while staying true to its storied history.

Julie Byrne

An Afternoon at Coney Island With Julie Byrne, Sage of Reason

Between ferris wheel rides, the New York singer-songwriter talks about how grief, friendship, and long drives informed her life-affirming new album, The Greater Wings.

Dancers rehearse for the stage adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' Illinois

What to Expect From the Stage Adaptation of Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois

Through a mix of live music and impressionistic choreography, the show aims to shed fresh light on the beloved album’s themes of self-discovery.

The cover to Lucinda Williams' memoir

Lucinda Williams’ Memoir Is as Unflinching as Her Songs

With Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You, the legendary songwriter details her hard-won path to success and tells the stories behind some of her most beloved work.

Joanna Newsom performs at the Belasco in Los Angeles on March 22

Witnessing Joanna Newsom’s Surprise New Era

Eight years after the release of Divers, the singer-songwriter stunned a Los Angeles crowd with new songs that underscored just how much has changed in her life.

Christine McVie circa 1987

Remembering Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie With 8 Essential Tracks

Across a catalog that includes titanic pop smashes and lesser-known gems, the singer, songwriter, and keyboardist, who passed away yesterday at age 79, had a gift for imbuing the snappiest songs with heartfelt vulnerability.

Robert Beatty Is Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Album Designer

His psychedelic visions appear on album covers for everyone from Tame Impala to U.S. Girls to the Weeknd.