Music News Current music news, artist interviews, album reviews, and music industry news from NPR Music.

Music News

The pipe organ of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, one of the most famous in the world, was spared from the cathedral fire on April 15, but major restoration needs to be done on the instrument. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/715271953/715616306" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Caroline Shaw's album, Orange, is devoted to music for string quartet. Kait Moreno/Nonesuch Records hide caption

toggle caption
Kait Moreno/Nonesuch Records

Caroline Shaw's Love Letter To The String Quartet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/700361912/715266738" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm in the 1940s. Courtesy of Rosalind Cron hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Rosalind Cron

The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/714405107/714413469" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Béyonce performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

toggle caption
Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella

Beyoncé Surprise-Drops Live Coachella Album; Netflix Doc Now Streaming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/714248612/714488274" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Donald Glover in a still from Guava Island, which he stars in with Rihanna. The film premiered at Coachella, where Glover's musical act Childish Gambino headlined on Friday. courtesy of Amazon Prime Video hide caption

toggle caption
courtesy of Amazon Prime Video

After Coachella Premiere, Childish Gambino's Film 'Guava Island' Is Streaming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/713028614/713097777" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thutmose's debut project Man On Fire is out now. Sam Gold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Sam Gold/Courtesy of the artist

Thutmose Experiments With Genres While Honoring His Nigerian Roots

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/712778089/712862552" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Performers rehearse in January 2018 for the controversial Hungarian State Opera production of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump tweeted a video promoting his campaign that used music from the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises without permission. Trump and first lady Melania Trump are seen here at a premiere of the film in 2012. Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic hide caption

toggle caption
Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic

The Youngbloods circa 1967. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Beyond The Summer Of Love, 'Get Together' Is An Anthem For Every Season

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/711545679/711693301" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript