John Seabrook

John Seabrook appears in the following:

A Father-Son Education in Top 40 Hits

Friday, January 08, 2016

Staff writer John Seabrook and his teen-age son Harry sit down to discuss their discovery of, and secret fondness for, Ke$ha and today's other Top 40 superstars.

We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

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How to Make a Pop Hit (Just Add Hooks!)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ever wonder why so much of today's pop sounds the same? Reporter John Seabrook went inside the music factory to find out why.

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Why The Pop Music Machine Is Dominated by the Swedes

Friday, October 02, 2015

In our latest Please Explain, 'New Yorker' staff writer John Seabrook unravels how to make musical hits, the business behind them, and what they do to our brains. 

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Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook discusses the effort to protect New Jersey’s beaches in an age of superstorms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy. His piece “The Beach Builders: Can the Jersey Shore Be Saved?” appears in the July 22 issue of The New Yorker.

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The Song Machine

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook talks about the relatively small number of producers and top-liners who create a disproportionately large share of contemporary hits, which may explain why so many songs sound the same. His article “The Song Machine” appears in the March 26 issue of The New Yorker.

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John Seabrook on YouTube

Friday, February 03, 2012

John Seabrook talks about YouTube and the other new professionally produced channels that it plans to roll out over the next six months. It is part of a larger strategy, designed by YouTube’s Robert Kyncl and Salar Kamangar, to increase the amount of time people spend on the site. His article “Streaming Dreams: YouTube Turns Pro” appeared in the January 16 issue of The New Yorker.

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The High Price of Rock and Roll

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

New Yorker Magazine writer John Seabrook talks about his new article that explains how concert tickets got so expensive.

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