Troy Carter speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 on September 23, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Atom Factory's Troy Carter: 'Music sells everything but music'

Nov 19, 2015
The CEO of Atom Factory talks about his rise in the music and tech startup industries.
Posted In: Troy Carter, Music, Entertainment
Despite the prevalence of audio streaming, cassettes are still in demand.

How one company is keeping the audio cassette alive

Nov 10, 2015
National Audio Company made more than 10 million audio cassette tapes in 2014.
Posted In: Music, audio cassettes, cassettes

Neko Case takes the Marketplace Quiz

Nov 6, 2015
Musician Neko Case takes our money-inspired personality quiz and reflects on the lessons she learned in her 20-year career.
Posted In: marketplace quiz, Music, Neko Case
China is trying to use some...creative methods to get people to care about the country's 13th five-year plan.

Bizarre, campy song explains China's 13th 5-year plan

Oct 27, 2015
China's propagandists outdo themselves with song dedicated to centralized economy.
Posted In: China, Music, news

LA band YACHT takes the Marketplace Quiz

Oct 23, 2015
Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt try our spin on Proust's Questionnaire.
Posted In: marketplace questionnaire, proust, quiz, Music

Inventor Quintron turns weather into sound

Sep 18, 2015
Wind, rain, sun and temperature play the Weather Warlock.
Posted In: Quintron, Miss Pussycat, weather, sound, Music
David Maraniss in front of the home in which he spent the first six years of his life. It's now a pile of rubble.

Detroit: Then and Now

Sep 17, 2015
A new book looks at how Motor City shaped American culture.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, cities, Music
The process of sonification can transform data into sound.


Sep 4, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace listen to 'data,' and talk about Wi-Fi allergies.
Posted In: audio, Music, wifi, allergies

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Aug 21, 2015
Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.
Posted In: Trombone Shorty, Treme, New Orleans, Music
You can call Big Freedia the queen diva of bounce music.

Big Freedia, entrepreneur and Queen Diva

Aug 21, 2015
She’s also an author, producer, actor, decorator and has plans for more.
Posted In: bounce music, New Orleans, Big Freedia, musician, Music