2017: The year in music and books
Books / Music

2017: The year in music and books

It’s difficult to believe that it’s time for another “best of” list—where did 2017 go? Another year, another time warp, it seems. Regardless, there were a number of notable works both published and recorded this year. This list, ranging from lighthearted to somber, highlights some of the books and records that I found myself revisiting … Continue reading

Five music-based podcasts worth listening to
Culture / Music / Tech

Five music-based podcasts worth listening to

Podcasts are rising from the debris of the radio industry debate. While many stations are failing regardless of format, the digital, subscriber-based audio format is thriving. From politics to cooking to entertainment, it’s nearly impossible to find a topic that isn’t covered by a podcast. That being said, there are thousands of music-centered podcasts to weed through. … Continue reading

Amazon Music Unlimited: Can the perfect streaming service exist?
Music / Tech

Amazon Music Unlimited: Can the perfect streaming service exist?

For once, Amazon, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant, is late to the party. This week saw the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited — an augmented version of the company’s mediocre streaming service, Prime Music. At $7.99 a month for Prime members (if you aren’t a Prime member, you pay two more dollars), the service offers “Side-by-Sides,” a … Continue reading