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Murray Lightburn on Rock and Race

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How Folk Singer-Songwriter Ian Fisher Found His Audience in Europe

He honed his sound growing up in small-town Missouri—and then discovered it resonated more overseas.

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Press Photos: Your Visual Identity

Finding your look and connecting with a photographer who can capture it are key to leaving an impression.

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Boy Harsher on Going Your Own Way

Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller have found the advantages in living and working outside the mainstream.

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The experts from Superfly talk about what gets a band noticed.

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The Sudden Online Success of SYML

More than a decade into his career, the recording artist grabbed the ears of millions.

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Playlists at Work: Katie McBride

One of her tracks found its way onto New Music Friday lists—and into the ears of loads of eager fans.

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Ally Brooke on Going Solo

The Fifth Harmony alum couldn’t be more excited about finding her own voice and sharing some of the lessons she’s learned.

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How the Brooklyn label that brought you Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley came to be.

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Your gear says a ton about who you are and why your fans can’t get enough of you.

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