Archive for 2015/09

Yogi Berra

He was a team player in a world where stars dominated. The press was all about Mickey, but it was Yogi who we loved. And kept on loving long after his playing days were through, because although he was a member of the jockocracy, Yogi danced to the beat of his own drummer, he was […]

Apple Music’s Functionality Failure

They broke Clayton Christensen’s rule. The other night, I decided to play some MP3s. Retro, I know. But I heard a song on the radio and I wanted to hear more by that artist and I didn’t want to pay for bandwidth when I knew I had most of his canon on my phone and… […]

Spotify United States Top 50

A funny thing happened on the way to streaming… Acts became bigger than their singles. The truth is if you’re popular today, people want more of your music. And if it’s good, they’ll continue to play it. Even if it didn’t all come from the same LP. Look at Drake, famous for dropping new tracks […]

The Apple Music Ad

Playlists, the new mixtapes. Go ahead ladies! @maryjblige @kerrywashington @TherealTaraji — Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 21, 2015 In one minute Apple did more for the cause of streaming than Spotify has provided in half a decade. This is the buzz we’re looking for, the antidote to the crybaby musicians who keep bitching they can’t get paid. Know […]