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Pop Music Critic and Scholar Eric Weisbard

Mark Chilla speaks with Eric Weisbard, the founder and longtime organizer of the Experience Music Project Pop Conference.

Eric Weisbard

There’s something still vital and valid about driving with the radio on [with] a hit playing, and the world is a sea of possibility.

Eric Weisbard is a former music editor at The Village Voice who teaches American Studies at the University of Alabama. He has edited the collections This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project and Listen Again: A Momentary History of American Music. His newest book is Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music.

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