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The Best Articles in Music

The most useful articles and videos in Music from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Music Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Music by Refind users.

  1. Like Wordle, but for Music
  2. What should you listen to when you want to focus?
  3. Sound – Bartosz Ciechanowski
  4. Every Song With Over 1 Billion Spotify Streams
  5. Can you ‘feel’ the music? You’re probably an empathetic person

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Music—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Music.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Music, including:

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NPR Music

For the love of music.

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Song Exploder

A podcast and Netflix series where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. By @HrishiHirway.

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Vulture

Devouring culture. Find us on Instagram: @Vulture Get Vulture's daily newsletter: http://nym.ag/39gtEv0

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NME

The world’s defining voice in music and pop culture: breaking what’s new and what’s next since 1952. Follow us for news, interviews & more: http://bnd.link/nme

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WIRED

Where tomorrow is realized || Sign up for our newsletters: http://WIRED.com/newsletter

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Music, including:

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Aeon+Psyche

Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.

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The Pudding

The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. Email us: sup@pudding.cool Support us: http://patreon.com/thepudding

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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Stratechery

Free Articles from http://stratechery.com. For Daily Updates, follow @StratecheryMO. For the author, follow @benthompson.

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