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Published on Jan 12, 2012

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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: soundcloud.com/flex-blur
Mindthings: jamendo.com/en/artist/mindthings
Dub Terminator: jamendo.com/en/artist/DUB_TERMINATOR
Nestor Gonzalez: jamendo.com/en/artist/Nestor_Gonzalez

Special Location thanks to Converse Rubber Tracks Studio

Artists from Music Video Section:

Rihanna - We Found Love - vimeo.com/33123323
Miss Eaves - Diva Pop - vimeo.com/34415367
My First Earthquake - We Float - vimeo.com/31941995
Moullinex - Catalina - vimeo.com/19723907
Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm - vimeo.com/16668477
Morning Teleportation - Expanding Anyway - vimeo.com/14304059
Da Silva - Les Stations Balnearies - vimeo.com/33569324
Goose - Synrise - vimeo.com/20913850
Tim and Puma Mimi - Perspective - vimeo.com/11742651
DYE - Fantasy - vimeo.com/30798517
Dan Wholey - Amateur Rocketry - vimeo.com/29672263
Health - We Are Water - vimeo.com/10818338
Colours - Colourfornia - vimeo.com/26906724
Dancing Pigeons - Ritalin - vimeo.com/13639493
The Naked And Famous - The Sun - vimeo.com/27790801
The Limousines - vimeo.com/18665622
Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers - vimeo.com/15568767

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