music

A fan stands out.

How much do you love your favorite band? Enough to invest in them? A new company is letting fans do just that. Read More...

A cello in an alley.

Whether he’s performing or mentoring others, Yo-Yo Ma wants to push himself. He talks about his willingness to push boundaries and incorporate his understanding of the world around him into what he plays. Read More...

Man listening to music

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Iggy Azalea all have one thing in common, and it’s a marketing guru named Gogi Gupta. Hear what selling music really means in an age of torrents and streaming video. Read More...

row of Les Paul Gibson guitars

A shattered arm didn’t stop one guitar player from redefining music and influencing rock & roll for generations. Read More...

Katy Perry

Forget recording studios and mega-endorsement deals. Would-be pop stars can record music in their basements and find fame through an online following. Read More...

Weird Al

Kara talks with Weird Al about hitting #1 on Billboard and how he’s stayed fresh throughout his career. Plus, they geek out together on grammar. Read More...

Apple Logo

Apple acquired Beats Electronics this week. Is this an acquisition that's going to take Apple to the next level? We put the question to David Pogue, tech columnist for Yahoo and NOVA host. Read More...

Guitar heroes!

Video games combine art and technology to create a unique user experience, so the people who make them have to be artists and techies.  Eran Egozy, co-founder of the company that created Rock Band and Guitar Hero discusses the science behind the art.  Read More...

Ed Sullivan & the Fab Four

Fifty years after The Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" – inspiring a generation of Americans to don collarless jackets and mop-top haircuts – we examine the Fab Four's magic formula for creativity, innovation, and success. Read more...

Are our tastes converging on the biggest superstars and blockbusters?

Do you ever wonder why so many movies now have a number at the end? Superman 3, Batman 5, Fast and Furious 1, 2, 3, 4...(we could go on.) Anita Elberse, professor at Harvard Business School, certainly did. In her new book, Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment, Elberse argues that, despite living in a world with more media sources and entertainment options than ever, our tastes are converging on the flashiest blockbuster hits and the biggest superstars.

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