Nancy Baym

A Chat with Ethan Kaplan of Murmurs.com and Warner Bros. Records

by: Nancy Baym

The band that had the biggest impact on me was R.E.M. They released their first record my first year of college and I don’t think it’s overstatement to say they changed my life. I’ve written about that here

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An Interview with an MP3 Blogger

by: Nancy Baym

Unbeknownst to most of the world, Sweden has the world’s third largest record market, sliding in just behind the US and the UK. Sweden also has one of the world’s most fertile music scenes, giving rise to thousands of bands playing every genre there is: death metal, hardcore punk, mainstream arena rock and dance music, indie pop, prog, folk, electronica, jazz, twee.

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Celebrity Stalking for Fun and Profit

by: Nancy Baym

File under Fun But Creepy Panopticon Effects:

I know we all try to be sophisticated and cool and pretend we are not impressed by mere celebrities when they stroll by us as we go about our daily business, but truth be told, you get just a little giddy, don’t you? Even if you’re not a fan?

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The Who: Webcasting, Openness, and New Business Models

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