In April, the board of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), which oversees the Grammy Awards, announced that with next year's ceremony, the number of awards handed out would be cut from 109 to 78.Categories like best R&B vocal performance by a male, by a female and by a group
Fans and critics are speaking volumes about Jay-Z and Kanye West's new album. Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Frannie Kelley about why the album is such a big deal, and how some lyrics reflect themes of family, gender roles and race.
Along the mighty Mississippi River, rising waters carry musical echoes of the river's long history of floods. Many of those sonic tributaries reach back to perhaps the worst one in U.S. history: The Great Flood of 1927.
Tons of people re-sell concert tickets on sites like StubHub and Craigslist by following a basic economic rule: Prices should rise and fall constantly, depending on demand.Ticketmaster wants in on the action. So later this year, the company will introduce variable pricing.