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Global Release Day plays across the world

Jul 10, 2015
Fridays are now the day that new music becomes available in 45 countries.
Posted In: music industry, piracy, Music

When messing with gear leads to music

Jul 8, 2015
The producer of the Song Exploder podcast kicks off our new series "Noise Makers."
Posted In: Music, musical instruments, noise, Noise Makers
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson makes more money dead than alive. How?

Jul 2, 2015
He died in debt, but years later MJ is still performing and putting out hits.
Posted In: Michael Jackson, estate plan, Music

How much do TV theme songwriters earn?

Jun 22, 2015
Every time a show airs — ka-ching! — the composer gets paid.
Posted In: i've always wondered, television, Music

A literal underground music scene

Jun 2, 2015
The economics behind making it big — and making a living — in the subway.
Posted In: subway, Music, performers

Father John Misty, song and dance man

May 22, 2015
Musicians play a lot of shows, and they come with strings attached.
Posted In: Music, Coachella, radius clause

Want a career in music? You might need to move south

May 8, 2015
Why the music scene in Atlanta draws people from all over.
Posted In: black lips, Music, hip hop, Atlanta
Warren Buffett performs onstage at the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit on October 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Warren Buffett serenades shareholders

Apr 29, 2015
Warren Buffett sang to Coca-Cola shareholders at company meeting
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Coke, Music
In a world of data and algorithms, human beings are the drivers behind successful music playlists.

For streaming sites, playlists still need human touch

Apr 20, 2015
In the digital age, the key to a music playlist's success? Human beings.
Posted In: Music, streaming, pandora, songza, playlists

Syncing club beats with heart beats

Apr 17, 2015
How one DJ plays with speed to shape your dance experience.
Posted In: the gaslamp killer, dj, bpm, Coachella, Music

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