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TechnoPop, VI: 'The Triumph of the Amateurs'

In the final installment of his six-part series TechnoPop: The Secret History of Technology and Pop Music, NPR's Rick Karr reports on how advances in recording technology have allowed musicians to put a state-of-the-art recording studio in a closet -- and put the recording industry in peril.

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Rick Karr contributes reports on the arts to NPR News. He is a correspondent for the weekly PBS public affairs show Bill Moyers Journal and teaches radio journalism at Columbia University.