October 13th, 2015
Episode 1130 of 1501 episodes
Nearly 40 years ago, French polymath Jacques Attali wrote a book called Noise which predicted a "crisis of proliferation" for recorded music – in which its value would plummet. As music sales went into freefall at the turn of the century, his prediction seemed eerily resonant. Singer-songwriter Sam York, now struggling to earn a living as a musician, visits Attali to help get an insight into his own future, and learns that music itself may hold clues to what is about to happen in the wider world.