While most of the instruments we know and love have been around for a very, very long time, people are still making new ones. They tend to be electronic … and just a little weird.

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To cure a years-long case of writer’s block, Sting was forced to face up to some childhood demons. Maybe we can all handle a spot of introspection.

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Some people may just have rocked out. But for Emily McManus, a Mark Ronson DJ set was actually a four-hour seminar in pop music history, proving to a sweaty crowd that everything with a beat is connected to everything else.

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One week after he turned 16, Cole Plante played the American Music Awards 40th anniversary pre-party. He’s also the youngest DJ ever invited to play Lollapalooza. We talked to him.