music

Berry Gordy Jr. built Motown from the ground up, using techniques he had learned as an assembly line worker in a car factory. In the process, he created stars like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Read More...

No one predicted that the invention of the solid-body electric guitar would lead to the rise of rock ‘n’ roll, not even the people who popularized it. Read More...

This week on Innovation Hub, we take a look at broken systems, the connection between music and memory, and how the wealthy view money. Read More...

It pumps us up when we’re at the gym, we dance to it at weddings, and we sing along with it at concerts. But can music help us connect to positive memories when we hit old age? Read More...

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...

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