Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 3:42am
In this week’s column, David Ecker explains why the lawsuit against Kendrick Lamar proves that the culture around music production needs to establish a firm common law around plagiarism in sampling.
Fri, May 2, 2014, 5:44am
David Ecker reflects on Billy Joel’s staying power and Madison Square Garden gig.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 5:36am
David Ecker had unusually high hopes for this year's Bacchanal headliner—but he has to concede to the haters that Lupe really was a fiasco.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 4:58am
The comic chemistry between Jimmy Fallon and The Roots makes for TV musical gold, argues David Ecker.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 6:38am
David Ecker casts a critical eye over the critical structure of the Academy Awards.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 5:05am
David Ecker considers the effect that the monopoly model of business has had on the music industry recently.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 4:45am
David Ecker casts his critical eye over the Super Bowl halftime show—and finds it lacking, in substance if not quantity.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 4:53am
The new virtual shrine to the late Jerry Garcia exploits a market for cyber-worship.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013, 1:29am
Jay-Z has had a rough month. Just as he was getting ready to unveil his new fragrance line at Barneys, the store was caught racially profiling and falsely arresting its African-American customers.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 4:04am
YouTube, once simply a means of listening to music, has started to grow into much more.