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
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