'Music and Capitalism' Tunes in to Some Hardcore Numbers

'Music and Capitalism' Tunes in to Some Hardcore Numbers

By Mark Reynolds

Timothy Taylor gives us a sobering look at the history and state of the music business, through the lens of capitalism. 4 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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