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Bio For the love of music.
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TweetDeck : Many argue the actions on the part of these corporations don't do enough to address the industry's history of exploitation; some companies, including the online music marketplace Bandcamp, are taking action independently. n.pr/3cvdHA5

TweetDeck : In a statement, Agyemang and Thomas explained, "Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable." n.pr/3cvdHA5

TweetDeck : Today record labels and other organizations are participating in #TheShowMustBePaused or #BlackOutTuesday, a daylong moratorium on business as usual organized by Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, two black female recording industry executives. n.pr/3cvdHA5

SocialFlow : Now that it's June, we're reviewing our favorites songs and albums released last month, including exquisite arrangements from Eve Owen, Deante’ Hitchcock's major label debut and a nuanced story about returns from Buscabulla. trib.al/S3HoDHt

SocialFlow : Even through online video chat, Christine and the Queens' energy and enthusiasm is electric. Hear her conversation with World Cafe featuring performances recorded in Paris. trib.al/3GYrRpe

SocialFlow : Both a dance and a genre, boogaloo was developed by and for black and brown communities. But in recent times, fringe movements have used the phrase as code for a race-based or civil war. NPRs Code Switch explains the history of boogaloo. trib.al/NXIOXem

TweetDeck : Our Daily Breather for June 1:

For our continuing series, we've been asking writers and artists to recommend ways to carry on in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Don Bryant has been playing piano and spending time with some of his favorite songs. n.pr/2XIL0dC

SocialFlow : "It's become a tradition for us and an institution for the wider music community." trib.al/A1bQDtV

TweetDeck : We recorded this glorious Tiny Desk concert with the original Broadway cast of Hadestown way back on March 2, after many months of preparation and planning. I'm glad it finally exists in the world, and I hope it brings a bit of comfort this morning.

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SocialFlow : The musical Hadestown scored 8 wins at the 73rd Tony Awards. And though the lights of Broadway will remain dark through the summer, the message of the musical, based on the Anaïs Mitchell album of the same name, feels as resonant as ever. trib.al/upliESe

SocialFlow : From NPR Live Sessions: Watch Chicano Batman discuss and perform songs from its latest album, 'Invisible People.' trib.al/Y2sksb1

SocialFlow : Watch as Nduduzo Makhathini and his wife Omagugu offer some "healing sonics" with a performance of Nduduzo's composition "Beneath The Earth."
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SocialFlow : NPR Music's Tom Huizenga recently spoke with Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich, who has been keeping busy with the solitary act of writing a new piece from his winter getaway in Los Angeles.
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SocialFlow : You probably know Jon Batiste as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. But his credentials are deep as the roots of the Batiste family tree.
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SocialFlow : Lil Nas X is well-known for his natural ability to remix, reconfigure and reimagine the same song over and over again, making the country-rap star the perfect choice to help put a new spin on the well-tread "Elmo's Song."
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SocialFlow : At the Tiny Desk, British post-punk pioneers Wire brought songs from its decade-spanning catalog, including a cut from the band’s 17th album, ‘Mind Hive,’ and “French Film Blurred” from ‘Chairs Missing.’
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Twitter Web App : Our #DeskOfTheDay for May 31:

🌱Oakland, Calif.-based band Plants! led the way for house plants in Tiny Desk Contest entries this year (there were over 422 across Contest entries, but who's counting?) with its blooming entry, "Letters in the Morning." youtube.com/watch?v=3gU6sg…