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As the 90s came to a close, the business of music began to change profoundly. New technology allowed artists to record and produce their own music and music videos, and the internet became a free-for-all distribution platform for musicians to promote themselves to audiences across the world. The result was an influx of artists onto the cultural scene, and audiences were left wondering how to sort through them all. In this episode we discuss these massive changes, and reveal how music blogs and websites have arisen as the new arbiters of quality.


Jon Cohen, Co-Founder, FADER Label
Ryan Dombal, Senior Editor, Pitchfork
Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development, Vimeo
Anthony Volodkin, Founder, Hype Machine

Music by:

Flex Blur:
Dub Terminator:
Nestor Gonzalez:

Special Location thanks to Converse Rubber Tracks Studio

Artists from Music Video Section:

Rihanna - We Found Love -
Miss Eaves - Diva Pop -
My First Earthquake - We Float -
Moullinex - Catalina -
Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm -
Morning Teleportation - Expanding Anyway -
Da Silva - Les Stations Balnearies -
Goose - Synrise -
Tim and Puma Mimi - Perspective -
DYE - Fantasy -
Dan Wholey - Amateur Rocketry -
Health - We Are Water -
Colours - Colourfornia -
Dancing Pigeons - Ritalin -
The Naked And Famous - The Sun -
The Limousines -
Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers -

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