Released at the same time as his album with St. Vincent, Love This Giant, David Byrne’s newest book, How Music Works, discusses how technology has changed the way we produce and consume music forever. Author Chris Ruen’s book Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Hunger for Free Content Starves Creativity offers solutions to the disconnect and has been praised by Byrne for its insight and positive spin on the shift. In the latest installment of Live from the NYPL, the two men will chat about “music and copyright in the digital age” and perhaps address other forward-thinking ways of adapting to the constant change.

Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., 2012

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