Jul 25, 2014 — Thirty years ago this week, Prince's mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR's Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
Jul 15, 2014 — You'll want to join the band after watching the new video for its song "Hold Yourself Up."
Jul 14, 2014 — The radio personality spreads the word about five of his favorite Icelandic acts.
Jul 12, 2014 — Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."
Jul 11, 2014 — As long as there are teenage girls going through huge emotional changes, there will be groups of four to six young men singing pop songs to them (and sometimes dancing).
Jul 8, 2014 — The Australian singer never intended to be a pop star, but thanks to David Guetta, she was thrust into the spotlight. Now she's accepting her new stature without bending to the whim of others.
Jul 7, 2014 — The band Lake Street Dive struggled in its early days to use its jazz education without scaring off audiences. For inspiration, they turned to another band, known for transforming the sound of pop.
Jul 3, 2014 — Many of today's biggest radio hits came out months — even years — ago. That extended lifespan can change your relationship with a song, but it's not always a matter of overexposure.
Jul 2, 2014 — The British electro-pop musician released his aptly named debut, Sweet Disarray, earlier this year. Hear him perform three songs live in the studio.
Jul 2, 2014 — Opportunities for the British singer and songwriter have not shriveled up, despite disappointing sales for her debut album. What could be her route to stardom from here?