The lead singer of the band OK Go, famous for the video where they dance on treadmills, talks about the economics of Rock and his band’s decision to leave their label and start their own record company.
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Jonathan Coulton’s songs almost never get played on the radio. He doesn’t have a contract with a music label. Yet he’s a one man counterargument to the idea that musicians can’t make money making music. In 2010, his music brought in $500,000.
For years Robert Forster was a singer and songwriter with the band the Go Betweens. They were the critic’s darlings. Now Robert Forster is, himself, a music critic. And author of The "Ten Rules of Rock and Roll". He shares his thoughts on everyone from The Monkees, to Nana Mouskouri and Delta Goodrem. Robert Forster is interviewed by Courier Mail journalist, Matt Cononors at the Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane.
Adam Davidson, Chana Joffe-Walt and David Kestenbaum visited New York’s Fancy Food Show with a directive: bring back the best economics story they could find in just 60 minutes. The starring ingredients: olive oil, vanilla beans, and roquefort cheese. You can listen and vote for your favorite fancy food story at npr.org/money.