Dan Charnas appears in the following:
Friday, January 02, 2015
Friday, September 19, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
According to reports, Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone and streaming music company owned by music legend Dr. Dre. The deal could make Dr. Dre the first billionaire in hip-hop.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The significance of Don Cornelius to American culture — and to the American culture business — is told nowhere more eloquently than in one brief exchange between Cornelius and singer James Brown, a story that Cornelius himself recalls in VH-1's excellent 2010 documentary Soul Train: The Hippest Trip ...
Monday, August 08, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Long Island-based rap trio De La Soul’s 1989 debut, 3 Feet High and Rising, was recently added to the Library of Congress’ national recording registry. We talk about a landmark in hip hop music – and copyright litigation – with Dan Charnas, author of rap-business history The Big Payback, and rapper and producer Von Pea of the Brooklyn-based rap group Tanya Morgan.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
The story of hip hop has been told from many angles – but a new book, “The Big Payback,” takes on the history of the multibillion dollar business. Hip hop journalist and industry veteran Dan Charnas chronicles the genre’s four decade history from street to studio to boardroom through many of its key players.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
It may seem like just yesterday that you first heard The Sugar Hill Gang or Run DMC, but the hip hop business is pushing forty. For many of the years that hip hop has been around, Dan Charnas has been working in the business - as a scout, a promoter, and a journalist. Dan is the author of a new book called “The Big Payback: the History of the Business of Hip Hop.” Charnas walks us through some pivotal moments in the hip hop business, and how those moments have informed our culture and the entertainment industry.