Kraftwerk Wins Two Decade-Long Copyright Dispute

The European Court of Justice has just ruled in favor of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, for a sample used in Sabrina Setlur’s 1997 track “Nur Mir.” Kraftwerk founding members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider-Esleben argued that producers Moses Pelham and Martin Haas did not have …

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Five Questions: Bob Boilen

Above: Boilen and his ARP Odyssey, 1979. Photo: Claudia Joseph The NPR “All Songs Considered” host (and longtime electronic musician) documents music’s power to transform in his first book, Your Song Changed My Life. You know him as the voice (and founder) of NPR’s “All Songs Considered.” And …

The Keith Emerson Experience

Whenever anyone discusses rock keyboard players, one of the first names mentioned is always Keith “Emo” Emerson. In 1967, he was a founding member of The Nice, but he’s best known as one-third of the English progressive rock power trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ELP was one of the original …