The songs we love from the first half of the year span a wide emotional and musical range, from wild percussive romps to raw pleas for empathy to Beyoncé's command to leave it all on the dance floor.
The sound artist and composer took a deeply unique, and wonderfully successful, approach to the composing of his score for the new Jordan Peele-written horror reboot.
Alt.Latino producer Anamaria Sayre joins to share noteworthy songs from Aventura and Bad Bunny, Silvana Estrada, Rawayana and Rodrigo Amarante.
On the darkest night of the year, the Paul Winter Consort celebrate the winter solstice at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Since the pandemic started, musicians have been trying to find ways to play together in real time online. Two platforms — Audio Movers and Jack Trip — offer promise.
From the Ballroom Thieves to Anjimile, listen to five stand out performances from local musicians in Boston, recorded live from GBH's acoustically pristine Fraser Performance Studio.
The documentary series, an adaptation of Hirway's popular podcast, asks musicians including Alicia Keys and R.E.M to tell the step-by-step story of how a song was created.
NPR member stations bring you a mix of the most popular songs on their airwaves, including music from Janelle Monáe, Labrinth, SAULT, Omar Apollo, New Order and more.
Kevin Parker brings his "Tame Impala Soundsystem" to life in a Tiny Desk from Australia.
Three longtime members of the Minneapolis music scene are trying to start a new venue aimed at fostering art from marginalized communities there.
The singer-songwriter performed music from his new album, græ, from his home in North Carolina.
The country's K-pop idols have found success worldwide, to the point that they are now synonymous with the country's popular and/or modern music. But there's a lot more where that came from.
The Alt.Latino favorite comes together virtually to perform a handful of songs from the band's latest album, Invisible People.