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Independent artists’ bottom lines are shrinking as the coronavirus outbreak continues — here’s what you can do to help.

Renowned jazz vibraphonist, Stefan Harris, is about a lot more than creating music …

We’re updating a list of live musical performances from around the world, categorized by date and genre.

The Loft, a party that David Mancuso first threw at his Manhattan home 50 years ago, seeded a community — and cemented a belief system that continues to reverberate.

The Iranian-Swedish singer draws her musical cues from Brandy and Sade while racking up a list of collaborators such as Vince Staples, James Fauntleroy and, most recently, Pharrell Williams.

The independent artist started a book club with the intention of promoting works by authors of color; now she’s encouraging community engagement, too.

From Moses Sumney’s upcoming double album to Tame Impala here are some of Stephen Thompson’s early picks for 2020.

A playlist of 50 notable songs from this year, paired with older ones that connect with them spiritually or sonically.

“Futsal Shuffle 2020” arrives after a year and a half of stop-starts in the album’s roll out, widely believed to be the product of a cold war between the rapper and his label.

After a decade of unbridled innovation, 2019 felt like a tightening of the reins in hip-hop, delivering stellar albums where artists rapped with back-to-basics clarity and precision.