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Oakland, Calif.-based digital radio company Pandora is being purchased by satellite radio giant SiriusXM, the companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close in early 2019. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeremy Dutcher, photographed at the conclusion of his performance during the 2018 Polaris Prize ceremony on Sep. 17, 2018, where he was given the evening's top prize. Dustin Rabin/Polaris Prize hide caption

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New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden performs at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on Sept. 20, 2018 in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Struggle To Find Their Way

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Jennifer Hudson performs during the the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

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Good Charlotte Speaks To 'Generation Rx'

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National Sawdust is aiming to be the kind of institution that can do what the Metropolitan Opera or the New York Philharmonic does for mainstream artists. Vicente Muñoz/National Sawdust hide caption

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Ex-Sawdust Factory Is Transformed Into A NYC Musical Venue

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Marion "Suge" Knight (left), seen with attorney Albert DeBlanc, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. Gary Coronado/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2nd South Carolina String Band in July, onstage in the main tent of the annual reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. Bilal Qureshi for NPR hide caption

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The Anthemic Allure Of 'Dixie,' An Enduring Confederate Monument

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Box-office giant Ticketmaster may have benefitted from looking the other way on ticket scalping-related violations of its own terms of service, a Canadian report revealed on Sep. 19. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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How Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back With 'Pretty Bird'

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, photographed during a Senate hearing on music licensing reform on July 12, 2005. Hatch — a songwriter with both a platinum and gold record for his efforts — had his name added to the title of the Music Modernization Act, which passed the Senate unanimously on Sep. 18, 2018. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital, Karl Max Einhaeupl (left), and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt discuss the health of Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin on Tuesday. Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, was flown to Germany on Sept. 16 after a suspected poisoning. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pyotr Verzilov, left, the unofficial spokesperson of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, along with Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding members of the group. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall share their love of George and Ira Gershwin with the new album, Love Is Here to Stay. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Bennett And Diana Krall On Reincarnating Gershwin Classics: 'It Never Goes Out Of Style'

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