Segment 1: Music industry hits low notes
Author Steve Knopper says the music industry suffering from a crisis of its own making. His book is "Appetite for Self-Destruction." He's a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine and freelance writer. He's also the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band."
Segment 2: Motown 50th Anniversary
For many, the music of Motown is a soundtrack to their youth. For others, it's forever entwined with the Civil Rights movement. For the rest of us, it's simply great music. Midmorning examines the musical and social legacy of Motown Records. with Mark Anthony Neal: professor of African-American studies at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including "New Black man" and "Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation." And Suzanne Smith: associate professor of history at George Mason University and author of "Dancing in the Streets: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit."
Segment 3: A Maestro's blues
Taj Mahal is a blues man to his core, but in his 40 years in the music industry, he's also explored folk, African rhythms and the music of the Caribbean. He brings all these sounds together on his new album "Maestro."