(via my O’Reilly blog)

This morning, listening to Morning Edition on NPR, I heard a wonderful piece that dealt with the ways early recording technology changed popular music. It’s the first part of a six-part Friday morning series called “TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music”. After describing the birth of recorded Jazz and the impact it had, the reporter drew some interesting parallels to current events in the music industry.

Part One is online now as a RealAudio stream, and the page for the series gives pretty clear indication that “TechnoPop” will continue in a similar vein. I’m looking forward to hearing the next five segments.