Popcast: Popcast: Gucci Mane and Atlanta Hip-Hop

Our pop critics talk about how Gucci, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage are all part of the same long line.

Our pop critics talk about how Gucci, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage are all part of the same long line.

An Essential Music Critic, but Nobody’s Role Model

The Library of America releases the second of two volumes devoted to the composer Virgil Thomson, whose feisty opinions would be a conflict of interest today.

The Library of America releases the second of two volumes devoted to the composer Virgil Thomson, whose feisty opinions would be a conflict of interest today.

Jazz Listings for July 29-Aug. 4

A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City.

A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City.

Pop & Rock Listings for July 29-Aug. 4

A selected guide to concerts in the New York City area.

A selected guide to concerts in the New York City area.

Classical Music Listings for July 29-Aug. 4

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

Music Producers Explain How They Created a Hit

Star producers are now often more in demand than vocalists, Here, studio luminaries explain how they concocted recent hits with certain singers.

Star producers are now often more in demand than vocalists, Here, studio luminaries explain how they concocted recent hits with certain singers.

Sandy Pearlman, Producer, Manager and Lyricist for Blue Öyster Cult, Dies at 72

Mr. Pearlman was also one of the first serious rock critics, writing and editing for the pioneering rock-culture magazine Crawdaddy.

Mr. Pearlman was also one of the first serious rock critics, writing and editing for the pioneering rock-culture magazine Crawdaddy.

Beetles Do Beatles: Music Coup for an Animated Netflix Show

“Beat Bugs” a children’s show, is one of several shows whose creator uses licensing deals to feature iconic song collections in unusually extensive ways.

“Beat Bugs” a children’s show, is one of several shows whose creator uses licensing deals to feature iconic song collections in unusually extensive ways.