Sony's new music service: a good deal or not?

Feb 17, 2011
Sony has announced a new subscription music service. They say they have 6 million songs on their servers. You can use it as a radio, picking the...
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, pandora, Rdio, rhapsody, Sony, Web Culture

New Flaming Lips song is complicated

Feb 15, 2011
That's because the band has released it as twelve separate YouTube videos, which all must be played at the same time in order to hear the song....
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, video, Web Culture, YouTube

Covering 'the Rainbow'

Feb 11, 2011
According to the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment of the Arts , no song better defines the 20th century than ...
Posted In: American songs, jazz, Judy Garland, Music, Over the Rainbow

REM remix

Feb 9, 2011
The band REM has a new album coming out in March (many among us hope it's great so we can stop listening to Murmur over and over again). To promote...
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, REM, Web Culture

Video is "so 2008"

Jan 24, 2011
Says - who's out with a new app that lets you, among other things, dance with people in a 360-degree music video....
Posted In: apps, Entertainment, Music

Is the music industry imploding?

Jan 24, 2011
We all know that CD sales are ridiculously low, people just download music now. But the New York Times has a report that indicates maybe the music...
Posted In: Music, Web Culture

John uses The Muse to get started on a song

Jan 21, 2011
On today's show, we talk to Burr Settles from Carnegie Mellon University. He's the guy behind The Muse, a site that provides you everything you...
Posted In: Music, torn by walls, Web Culture

Music album sales at historic low

Jan 20, 2011
Last week, Taylor Swift had the worst-selling number one album in the last 30 years. Now alternative band Cake tops the charts with just 44,000 copies sold.
Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Retail

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn tells us what's on his phone

Jan 14, 2011
/**/ I'll be perfectly honest here: The Hold Steady is pretty much my favorite band in the world right now. Has been for several years. I tra...
Posted In: app review, apps, celebrity app review, gadgets, Music, words

The story behind 'Christmas Wrapping'

Dec 24, 2010
Is one of your favorite holiday songs "Christmas Wrapping?" Nate DiMeo has the story behind the music of this semi-holiday classic and two decades of Christmas bonuses.
Posted In: Music