The Musicians : The Record The job of a musician is changing as quickly as the industry. We talk to people who make music for themselves, for a living and for every reason in between.

Producer Just Blaze inspects the DJ-808, an update of the iconic Roland drum machine that aims to unite DJing, production and composition in a single device. Courtesy of Roland hide caption

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The late Dr. G Yunupingu performing in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. In accordance with Aboriginal custom, his family and record label have requested that no photos of his face be used. Kristian Dowling/Getty Images hide caption

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The late composer Pierre Henry, in a 2008 photograph taken in a Paris studio. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Pierre Henry, A Composer Who Made The Everyday Extraordinary

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Geri Allen at the Village Vanguard in 2011. John Rogers for WBGO and NPR/JohnRogersNYC.com hide caption

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Geri Allen, Pianist, Composer And Educator, Dies At 60

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Songwriter Norro Wilson. Wilson died Thursday at age 79. Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Country Music Hitmaker Norro Wilson

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