In China, It’s the Year of the Google

On March 30th, Google announced the launch of a long-rumored, legal music downloading service available exclusively to mainland China. The service, called Google Music Search,…

A New Era of Digital Music

It is no surprise that the music industry has been in a state of severe tumult the past couple of decades, mostly attributable to digital…

Pandora

Pandora is an innovative interactive internet radio service created by the Music Genome Project, which in turn was created by Tim Westergren and others in…

BaROCK Obama’s Inauguration

The inauguration of our Nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama, was met with a spectacle of music the likes of which had never been seen. Artists…

The Psychology of Economic Choice

Richard Thaler and Cass Sunsteain’s book, Nudge: Improcving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Yale University Press, 2008), is ostensibly about “choice architecture,” or how…