From “The Savory Collection 1935-1940” to lost Coltrane music from 1963, records from jazz’s halcyon midcentury are being released this year.
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding.
The rapper’s double LP sold the equivalent of more than a million copies before its CD release. Tracking down physical copies in New York was tough.
The rapper’s third record, which will come out on Empire, may not be released until October. Streams of his music have soared since his death in June.
“Beerbongs & Bentleys” and “Sr3mm” are albums optimized for the streaming age: hypnotic, playlist-ready and barely albums at all.
The 22-year-old rapper’s second album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” hit No. 1 with 431 million plays on digital-music services.
Passing the “Music Bus” bill would go a long way to helping musicians earn a better paycheck.
These 10 clips show why a riveting 1953 version of Puccini’s opera deserves its status as one of the finest classical albums ever made.
Ms. Spalding, a singer and bassist, is making her sixth record during a marathon 77-hour writing and recording session that she will stream live online.