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Chuck Taylor Opens a Recording Studio

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Converse, the sneaker brand found on the feet of rockers everywhere - from The Ramones to The Strokes - recently announced that it's opening its own recording studio. Bands like Best Coast and the rap artist Kid Cudi have already signed on to record songs for the company. New York Times music writer Ben Sisario joins us to explain why a shoe brand is getting into the music business.

Guests:

Ben Sisario

Comments [3]

Piccolo in Idaho from idaho

Traditionally, those with means patronized the art they wanted to promote. That's the way it ought to be done. Relying on that method allows us to reduce the desire for government involvement. We should close the national "endowment" for the arts, and reduce the deficit. Government doesn't belong in the art business, and getting involved where it doesn't belong is how our National account got overdrawn, causing us to borrow from and be beholden to entities that may not have our best interests in mind.

Jan. 05 2011 06:16 PM
Terrence L. Brown from Matteson IL,60443

can i really record for free and are there any string attached

Oct. 18 2010 03:32 PM
Ken from NJ

I'd gladly turn off any sort of moral compass that I have for free time at a recording studio and/or potential exposure.

Of course no one wants to be involved with any of these large corporations, but if the point is making good music and getting it out there, then why not do it any way that one can?

Oct. 13 2010 02:46 PM

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