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A lot of musicians are skipping the traditional path into the industry, and are going straight to their fans instead. Paul Taylor/Getty Images; Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

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TikTok has changed music — and the industry is hustling to catch up

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Marcus Kuilan-Nazario's "Macho Stereo" is an homage to his late father, an audiophile. He says his father used to record on this reel-to-reel player. Mandalit del Barco/NPR News hide caption

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Spoken word and sonic rituals: East LA exhibit features Latinx artists using sound

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Harry Hadden-Paton, Laura Carmichael, Tuppence Middleton and Allen Leech star in Downton Abbey: A New Era. Focus Features hide caption

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Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, guest host Aisha Harris talks with journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill about stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael's new HBO special Rothaniel where Carmichael comes out publicly as gay for the first time and talks about secrets that have haunted his family for multiple generations.

Presenting 'Pop Culture Happy Hour': Beauty & pain of 'Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel'

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Kendrick Lamar returns with his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alison Oliver and Joe Alwyn play Frances and Nick in Conversations with Friends. Hulu hide caption

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Kayla Balba at the Stray Kids concert at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. Kayla Balba hide caption

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In South Korea, K-pop fans have something to cheer (and chant) about again

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Kaley Cuoco in the first season of The Flight Attendant. HBO Max hide caption

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Members of the band Kalush Orchestra perform on behalf of Ukraine during the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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