When talking about music’s devaluation over the past decade, its nearly impossible to avoid sites like Grooveshark as part of the discussion. Join us this week as we explore how music became free, as we talk to Aram Sinnreich and Stephen Witt about their new books that focus on piracy, bootleggers, and anti-copyright religions. Jim Mahoney and Ari Herstand also take part in the discussion, and talk about the ongoing game of whack-a-mole with the file sharing site, Grooveshark.
Jim Mahoney (Merlin)
Stephen Witt (Author, “How Music Got Free”)
Aram Sinnreich (Author, “The Piracy Crusade”)
Ari Herstand (Digital Music News)
James Reling (Kill Rock Stars)
In previous episodes, we’ve discussed the diminished role that music criticism plays in today’s market, and now we’re turning our focus towards music journalism at large. With more and more magazines and newspapers going out of business, writers find themselves …
We talked to so many remarkable people this year, so we're looking back on some of our favorite interviews of 2017. Including: Jack Stratton (Vulfpeck), Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis (Sound Opinions), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).
As long as there’s been music, there’s been music criticism. Like many professions, music review has been indelibly changed by the Internet. For a while, a numerical rating on Pitchfork could make or break a band, and lead to a …