Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
Modern Masterpieces: 50 Frame-Worthy Album Covers From the 21st Century
When album covers are truly great, they can be works of art in their own right that inform and interact with the music they're meant to represent.
Spotify’s Musical Map Lets You Hear What Users Are Listening to Across the Globe
Spotify has come up with what is probably the easiest way to discover the distinctive popular music of places around the world.
New Streaming App Only Plays Music on NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge
A new app released by the Uno! record label plays music from the label's roster as commuters pass over the bridge.
In the Race for Streaming Domination, the Social Element is Key
As the battle for streaming supremacy starts to boil down to Apple Music versus Spotify, Apple's most obvious weakness is the lack of social interaction.
One of the Most Isolated Record Stores in the World Opens in Mongolia
Good news for vinyl heads in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – you no longer have to travel 1,243 miles to get your fix.
Apple Music’s Problem: It’s All About Them
The only reason a company would want to create a "monoculture" is so they can be at the center of it.
Would You Buy a Vertical Turntable?
One company is raising money to manufacture a device that would play vinyl LPs vertically and give the appearance that they're floating.
Google Launches Free Music Streaming Service
The unveiling of Google's own free and ad-supported music streaming services comes one week before Apple Music is set to be unleashed upon the world.
Apple to Charge $10 for Streaming Service, According to Report
More details are coming out about Apple Music, the company's new streaming service, and one of the most surprising is also one of the least exciting.
Apple Reportedly Offering Drake, Others Millions to Serve as iTunes Radio Guest DJs
Apple is reportedly asking Drake to join forces with iTunes Radio, offering the rapper something to the tune of $19 million to sign on as a guest DJ and more.