Monday, Jul 20, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by John Schaefer, Eliot Van Buskirk
WNYC Soundcheck (17 July 2009)

“Enterprising musicians and labels are trying to sell music by giving fans something to collect: Buy an album and get an 8-track tape, a cassette, a T-shirt, even a soup can. Today, we explore some of the weird incentives to get you to buy music. Also: Afro-Peruvian songstress Eva Ayllón performs live in our studio.”


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