Jay Z’s music-streaming service feels like a sandbox for our most interesting pop stars, and rumors suggest it could enlist a corporate partner to solve its underlying problems.
The pianist Marcus Roberts tries to capture the essence of Ben Carson, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump on a new EP.
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made uses novelty rap to disguise self-loathing, barely.
Their latest album, Painting With, is a dizzying display of vocal synchronization.
Alleging abuse against someone powerful entails the risk of being blackballed. But right now, Kesha appears to be making allies as she sues to be released from her contract with Dr. Luke.
Kanye West's seventh album makes married life sound anything but blissful.
With a jailbreak, massive bonfire, and new song, he shed light on an internal struggle caused by external conflict.
The Life of Pablo debuted at Madison Square Garden with a mixture of joyful chaos, careful choreography, and boredom.
Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s HBO series complicates the myths of the ’70s but doesn’t make them interesting.
When he tweets “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” is one example.
As Coldplay blandly strained for the universal, she and Bruno Mars pulled off something more specific and more daring.
Spike Lee’s new film Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off The Wall spotlights the same sort of work ethic that drove Earth, Wind & Fire’s success.
Junior Boys’ gorgeous new album Big Black Coat sounds cold on purpose, says Jeremy Greenspan.
The Super Bowl, Grammys, and Oscars offer her a respectability hat-trick, after which maybe she can come back and save pop music.
Platinum and Gold certifications now reflect streaming figures, but it’s still very hard to quantify a musician's commercial success.
The new way to make money off a blockbuster album
Rihanna’s Anti and Sia’s This Is Acting pair interesting ideas with forgettable songs.
Her hugely hyped single with Drake embraces the joy of repetition.
The downfall of a rock publicist is another sign of how speaking up about sexual predation can bring about change.
After the Eagles, he helped define the Miami Vice sound.