Even with the rise of streaming services, most people still listen to music on the radio. And radio programmers have come up with a new way to compete: They play the same songs over and over. Being able to measure what people like ruins everything.

+ Kickin’ it old school: The resurgence of vinyl.

+ The New Yorker’s Joshua Hunt on The iPod of Prison. (As you might imagine, battery life is critical…)

+ The history of popular music, according to Google.

+ Why songs get stuck in your head.