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Dan Wilson becomes latest star to sell his song catalog

Dan Wilson, the musician from St. Louis Park who rose to fame with Semisonic and went on to become a hot songwriter-for-hire, has become the latest in a string of stars selling their song catalogs. Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired Wilson’s entire songbook, which includes songs he’s written for and with artists including Adele […]

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Grammys postponed to March 14 due to pandemic concerns

The 63rd Grammys will be postponed from their scheduled date of Jan. 31 due to safety concerns amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. After news of the postponement broke in Rolling Stone, the Recording Academy confirmed a new date: March 14. In a joint statement, the Recording Academy’s leaders and the awards ceremony producer said: After […]

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Every Bob Dylan studio album, reviewed by the Current staff

There have been all too many unhappy surprises in 2020, but one of the happy ones was that Bob Dylan released a surprise album: his first studio album of new original songs in eight years. Rough and Rowdy Ways won widespread acclaim, marking yet another chapter in the astonishingly long and successful career of Minnesota’s legendary […]

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