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Robyn Hitchcock; Musical Top Dogs; YouTube Shakes Up Billboard's Hot 100

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Robyn Hitchcock (Courtesy of the artist)

In This Episode: English troubadour and former leader of The Soft Boys Robyn Hitchcock plays songs from his upcoming album, Love From London.

Plus: We talk with New York Times bestselling authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman about competition in the music world -- and the science behind why some musicians deal with it better than others.

And: We learn about YouTube’s new role in calculating Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart. 

Robyn Hitchcock Turns 60 And Sends 'Love From London'

The alt-rock godfather celebrates his 60th birthday -- and a brand new record. Watch a video for "I Love You."


Being A 'Top Dog' On Stage

For their latest book, authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman took on the subject of competition -- and the science behind why some people win and others lose. We talk with the Top Dog authors about the history of competition in the arts, the science behind stage fright, and the notion that competition doesn't jibe with creativity. 

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