The way we listen to music has been changing for years: iPods replaced Walkmans, playlists replaced albums, and streaming services replaced shopping for music altogether. And as our listening habits have changed, so has the business of being a musician.
Top artists fight for shrinking revenues while a flood of indie bands vie for new fans; record labels fight to stay relevant while big name producers perfect the science of creating hits. This hour, we speak with musicians and industry experts about the present and future of music in the digital age.
- Matt Farley - Filmmaker, musician and founder of Motern Media
- Cortney Harding - Music industry consultant and professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute; author of How We Listen: Essays and Conversations About Music and Technology
- Paris Marx - Writer and advocate for social equality; author of A Music Industry for the 99%: Streaming Services, Artist Exploitation, and the Indie Future of Music
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.