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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.


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Today we explore multi-disciplinism with Randi Russo, who paints, sketches, and also performs music. She has shared the stage with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Regina Spektor, and other notable performers. Her art was also recently spotlighted by Chicago’s Thomas Masters Gallery. Together, we weigh options for multi-disciplined artists.

Of course, we also analyze the news — cutting thorough the unncessary hyperbole — and detail exactly what it means for you. It Spotify a good outlet for new music? Are Pandora’s royalty rates fair to artists? We confront these questions head-on, and more.


J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym exposed by her law firm

Pandora Paid Over $1,300 for 1 Million Plays, Not $16.89

Pandora and Royalties

Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich trashes Spotify’s business model, and pulls several albums