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From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.
Accidental Tech Podcast took a musical-aside this week to discuss whether vinyl actually sounds better than the CD format or not. Listen to the discussion here starting at the 1:51 mark. What do you think?
John Luther Adams, whose music is inspired by — and sometimes performed in — natural landscapes, has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his symphonic work Become Ocean. The Pulitzer jury described the piece as “a haunting orchest…