The creative limitations of sampling

Aug 20, 2015
Run the Jewels rapper and producer El-P talks about the sampler that started it all.
Posted In: Music, equipment, keyboards

The anatomy of equipment: simple hacks with Money Mark

Aug 17, 2015
Money Mark talks about hacking gear to reveal what's behind the machine.
Posted In: Music, equipment, Hacks, Noise Makers

Iceage's Elias Rønnenfelt on creativity and success

Aug 14, 2015
The Danish frontman lights up and explains his creative process.
Posted In: Iceage, punk rock, Music

A requiem for fallen Columbia House

Aug 14, 2015
The music distributor was responsible for one writer cultivating her own tastes.
Posted In: Columbia House, Music, bankruptcy
Lead singer Thom Yorke, left, and bassist Colin Greenwood of t Radiohead perform October 20, 2000 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

A Columbia House retrospective

Aug 11, 2015
The company supplied one Marketplace staffer with a lot of music memories.
Posted In: Music, Columbia House, records

Yo La Tengo's James McNew likes things that don't sound right

Aug 6, 2015
"Noise Makers" continues with a conversation on the merits of toy instruments.
Posted In: Music, equipment, concerts, Noise Makers

Music-making and dysfunctional technology

Jul 27, 2015
Noise Makers continues with experimental electronic artist Sabisha Friedberg.
Posted In: Music, equipment, culture, Noise Makers

Neko Case talks about her favorite guitar

Jul 17, 2015
...and how it helps her be a better singer.
Posted In: electric guitars, Music, festivals, Noise Makers

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