Why MusiCares and Why Music Matters

In February, Bruce Springsteen was honored by MusiCares as its Person of the Year at a ceremony in Los Angeles. There, other great artists – like Alabama Shakes, Elton John, Faith Hill, Juanes, John Legend, Mumford & Sons, Neil Young and more – performed tributes to Springsteen, while The Boss himself gave a speech about the importance of music.

Digital Music: How Far We’ve Come

The last 10 years have been among the most exciting, if challenging, periods for making music. The depth and breadth of new ways fans can access their favorite music have multiplied to levels inconceivable not that long ago. The effect has been that music has become an integral and more and more easily accessible part of everyday life...