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    • Adele vs. Beyoncé: What’s at Stake for the Grammys?

    • By: Ben Sisario, Joe Coscarelli
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday will feature perhaps the show’s most electric contest in years: Adele versus Beyoncé.

    "Adele vs. Beyoncé: What’s at Stake for the Grammys?" is from the February 09, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and Joe Coscarelli and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Bob Dylan Delivers His Nobel Prize Lecture, Just in Time

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 4 mins
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    After Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature last October, the literary commentariat wrestled with a fundamental question: Can song lyrics be literature? For some, the thought carried an unkind implication: Does something from the galaxy of pop music belong anywhere near the almighty pantheon of Great Lit?

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    • Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

    • By: Sewell Chan, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature" is from the October 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sewell Chan and Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3 Series)

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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    The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as a not-quite-next-big-thing only to become gods in absentia. Doolittle is the embodiment of their abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop. While traveling around Oregon with Charles Thompson, chatting about surrealism and llamas, and interviewing other members of the Pixies, Ben Sisario reveals the inner workings of this knotty masterpiece.

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    • Excellent, well done all around

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    • Pandora Looks for a Way out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Pandora Looks for a Way out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove" is from the August 24, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal 'Stairway to Heaven,' Jury Says

    • By: Noah Gilbert, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal 'Stairway to Heaven,' Jury Says" is from the June 23, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Noah Gilbert and Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • SoundCloud and Universal Music Agree to Licensing Deal

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "SoundCloud and Universal Music Agree to Licensing Deal" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black" is from the November 11, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Paul Ryden.

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    • Streaming Services to Test the Value of Digital Music

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Streaming Services to Test the Value of Digital Music" is from the September 11, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Back in Spotify’s early days, when the company was just a dozen people in a small office in Stockholm, Daniel Ek, a co-founder, liked to compare it to Apple and Google.

    "After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In" is from the March 31, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 19 mins
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    "Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

    • By: Sheila M. Eldred, Serge F. Kovaleski, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 10 mins
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    It is one of the great mysteries in recent American pop culture: the death of Prince almost one year ago and the circumstances that led him to be found crumpled on the floor of an elevator at his sprawling residence Paisley Park outside of Minneapolis.

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    • Adele Shatters Music Industry Truisms by Going Against the Grain

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Adele Shatters Music Industry Truisms by Going Against the Grain" is from the Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind,” Springsteen said in a statement. “In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”

    "Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway" is from the August 09, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • McCartney Sues to Get Back His Songs

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In the latest twist in a legal issue that has galvanized musicians, Paul McCartney filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against music publisher Sony/ATV over ownership of some of the Beatles’ most famous songs.

    "McCartney Sues to Get Back His Songs" is from the January 18, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Spotify Reaches Settlement With Publishers in Licensing Dispute

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Spotify Reaches Settlement With Publishers in Licensing Dispute" is from the March 17 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog" is from March 15, 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Kickstarter as a Path to Grammy Nominations, Far Beyond the Indie Scene

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Kickstarter as a Path to Grammy Nominations, Far Beyond the Indie Scene" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • How the Fyre Music Festival Turned into an Epic Fail

    • By: Joe Coscarelli, Melena Ryzik, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 16 mins
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    A few days after the spectacular collapse of the Fyre Festival, just as federal investigators began to circle the wreckage, the event’s would-be mastermind, Billy McFarland, was still making promises.

    "How the Fyre Music Festival Turned into an Epic Fail" is from the May 21, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Coscarelli, Melena Ryzik and Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • From the Studio to the Smartphone, a Turbulent Year in Music

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "From the Studio to the Smartphone, a Turbulent Year in Music" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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