So, who exactly invented swag after all? [via Slate]

Rolling Stone outlines the economics of the music industry. [via RollingStone]

Want to get your song on commercial radio? Here's how. [via Tunecore]

A look at Lil B and other forward-thinking artists who do it themselves. [via VillageVoice]

Steve Sola speaks on working with Mobb Deep for 15 years. [via HipHopDX]

Pitchfork reports on Kraftwerk's recent performance at the Museum of Modern Art. [via Pitchfork]

A dissection of one of indie-rock's most interesting characters: Spencer Krug. [via ConsequenceOfSound]