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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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Radio Feedback: T-Pain’s Radio Fever Dream

The first time T-Pain heard his song on the radio, he was dreaming. Not in some “OMG, it’s all coming true” kind of way, but actually dreaming.

01/07/2014

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Miley Cyrus Opens Up on Her Controversial 2013 in ‘New York Times’ Interview

By Scott T. Sterling Even more than perpetual press-magnet Kanye West, no one in music generated more controversy over the course of 2013 than Miley Cyrus. From her twerk-powered performance with Robin Thicke at this […]

12/26/2013

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Kanye West Deems His Recent Jewish Comment an ‘Ignorant Compliment’

Kanye West recently got himself into some hot water with the Anti-Defamation League, but he claims he actually was trying to give a compliment.

12/19/2013

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Interview: Lorde Wins Rookie of the Year — And Blows Away the Competition

Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

12/19/2013

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Q&A: Mary Lambert Spins Success of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ Into Issues-Driven Solo Pop

“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.

12/17/2013

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R. Kelly Responds to ‘Village Voice’ Story About Past Allegations of Sexual Assault

In an interview with V-103 in Atlanta (a Radio.com station) Kelly talked about ‘Black Panties’ and addressed a recent story in ‘The Village Voice’ that focuses on past allegations of sexual assault by numerous minors.

12/17/2013

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