The Musonomics Podcast

Musonomics is a new twice-monthly podcast about the business of the music and culture industries. Professor Larry Miller hosts and produces it with support from the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program. Musonomics will use data, music, and interviews with newsmakers and analysts to engage and entertain listeners and provide insight into what’s happening now – and what’s coming next.

The first episode tackles the state of physical retail in the music industry. It’ll take a close look at the vinyl resurgence and music’s newest quasi-holiday, Record Store Day. You’ll hear from James Donio, President of the Music Business Association about how the vinyl resurgence came about. Michael Kurtz, the founder of Record Store Day, talks with us about how Record Store Day affects the vinyl pressing industry and how Record Store Day became an international phenomenon. And you’ll hear from entertainment industry analyst Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch about the future of vinyl, its role in the music ecosystem, and the willingness of consumers to pay for music.

Planned future episodes will cover music streaming services, the touring and festival business, the connected car, music analytics services, music licensing and the evolution of copyright in the digital age.

Musonomics is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and