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Best of 2011: Musical Tech and Gadgets

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Critics’ Week continues with a look at the technology and gadgets that had the biggest impact on the music world this year. New York Times technology reporter Jenna Wortham joins us to share her picks from 2011, which include a social media-based music startup and an ultra-portable wireless speaker.

  • The Jawbone Jambox
  • Spotify
  • VHX.TV and Cull.TV
  • Hype Machine
  • SoundCloud
  • Tumblr
  • Apps like SoundTracking and Songza
  • Handmade wooden docks to sit MP3 players, iPhones and iPods in
  • Sonos home system


Jenna Wortham

Comments [4]

John from Inwood

Sold! Thanks.

Dec. 20 2011 03:46 PM

The music at the end of that segment was "Technologic" from Daft Punk. Thanks for listening!

Dec. 20 2011 02:42 PM
John from Inwood

What was the bumper music at the end of this segment?

Dec. 20 2011 02:38 PM
Ben Perowsky from NYC

contrary to how they pride themselves, Spotify does not pay musicians as they say. it's fractions of pennies enabling everyone to have access to the music and never having to pay for it.

Dec. 20 2011 02:37 PM

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