Carole King’s Broadway Musical 'Beautiful'; Economist Paul Krugman Talks About 'Billie Jean'; Beats Music

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In this episode: Actress Jessie Mueller plays a very convincing Carole King in the new Broadway musical Beautiful. The young star talks about her one and only meeting with the legendary songwriter and s she performs songs from the show live in the Soundcheck studio.

Then, Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman also happens to be a diehard music fan. He shares a few favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's series Pick Three.

And: Beats Music is the latest entry in an already over-crowded market of streaming music services market that includes Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and others. So how does Beats Music compare? Eliot Van Buskirk, editor at, gives his first impressions after a week with the new service.