How Joy Williams Reinvented Herself

Early fame, The Civil Wars and losing almost everything shaped her new album. Read More

What Jon Foreman Learns from Music

The Switchfoot frontman talks about songwriting and his new project Read More

During last weekend's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, hip-hop producer Timbaland revealed that new music from Missy Elliott could be dropping soon after a long hiatus. Timbaland, who’s collaborated with Elliott on previous albums, told reporters,

I love my sister to death. I know the tabloids love to talk, and I’ma say it now: Her first single is from my cousin—and yes we are family—Pharrell. And one thing about VA, we stick together.

All three of the artist hail from the Virginia Beach area. In February, Elliott tweeted a picture of herself in the studio with Pharrell, though despite Timbaland hinting that a new Missy Elliot single could be debuting in the coming weeks, no official release date has been set. It’s been 10 years since Missy Elliot last released an album, 2005’s The Cookbook. Discuss

On the episode this week, we talk with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot about his new solo music “The Wonderlands” and hear from Misfit NYC pastor, Chris Durso. Also, Joy does what she does best and gives advice to listeners on how to take a normal patriotic party and "crank it to 11." This episode is sponsored by Fracture and Stamps.com. Read More

By now, you know plenty about the whole Apple-Music-trial-period-Taylor-Swift-blogging saga. Details about Apple Music's reversed decision are starting to leak out: According to reports, the tech giant’s new streaming service will pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during the service’s three-month free trial. And publishers, those who control the rights for recorded music, will receive 0.047 cents per stream. As Time notes, it's still not totally clear how the differing rates will play into Apple's promise to give back 71.5 percent of its revenue to the holders of the music's rights. For comparison, Spotify—a service Swift has said she wants no part of—pays rights holders 70 percent of its total revenue ... Discuss