About

The Next Track is a podcast about how people listen to music today, hosted by Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn. We discuss music and how it’s consumed, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio or video. We also look at the hardware we use to listen to music, discuss music genres, performers, and composers, and interview guests who have interesting things to say about music.

Doug Adams is an AppleScript developer and, since 2001, the proprietor of Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes. Doug is an audio and voice-over producer by trade and formerly worked in radio broadcasting as—at various times—disc jockey, announcer, production director, and program director. Doug is a musician, a life-long music lover, and all-around audio geek. On Twitter, he’s @dougscripts, and he has a Facebook page.

Kirk McElhearn is a freelance journalist. He writes on his website Kirkville, and is Senior Contributor to Macworld, where he is The iTunes Guy. He is also a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is co-host of The Committed podcast. Kirk has written more than twenty books, including Take Control of iTunes. And he runs Kirk’s iTunes Forum. On Twitter, he’s @mcelhearn, and he has a Facebook page.

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