Stacey Vanek Smith
May 30, 2012 In an effort to revive their brand image and win back market share from Coke, Pepsi is launching a new, hip partnership with Twitter that will include free songs for download and live-streaming music concerts.
May 11, 2012 Kids who are well-prepared for kindergarten have a better shot at making it all the way through high school. But in poor neighborhoods, there are lots of obstacles. One Cincinnati program is fighting to remove them.
May 1, 2012 Audio branding is moving beyond television and electronics into banks and appliances as companies seek to build consumer allegiance through sound.
Apr 17, 2012 The battle over a new bill heats up. Plus, what are the hippest music cities in the world? You'll never guess.
Apr 13, 2012 Former disc jockey and current Marketplace reporter Bob Moon shares 1040-themed songs over the decades.
Apr 12, 2012 New Orleans has long been a music Mecca, but it has surprisingly little infrastructure for the business side of the industry. To help fill this gap, two hip-hop entrepreneurs have been sharing the gospel of copyright and licensing with local musicians and producers.
Apr 6, 2012 This week's Piggy Award goes to a money-smart teen who practices what she raps.
Mar 29, 2012 Official music industry sales numbers for the year of 2011 are out this week, and for the first time, digital sales are taking up the majority of the market.
Mar 28, 2012 What are the most important election issues you're thinking about this year? Singer-songwriter Brad Hoshaw gives his answers in verse.
Mar 13, 2012 Having your tech chops may be more important than being able to play "Stairway."