Archive for the 'Music Business' Category


Great, Not Good

David Itzkoff: “You tell a story in one of the episodes about seeing a prime performance from Sam Kinison, whose world did not exactly intersect with yours. Did you get something out of that experience?” Steve Martin: “Oh yeah. You know when someone’s killing it. But not always immediately. Sometimes it takes a couple of […]

Grushecky/Springsteen Protest Song

You’ve got to buy it to hear it. The buzz started last night, I was getting e-mail, how Joe Grushecky and Bruce Springsteen had collaborated on a new protest song, entitled “That’s What Makes Us Great.” There were even lyrics! So I woke up this morning ready to click to hear… And I found news […]

The Institution Is Bigger Than The Individual

Disney cut ties with PewDiePie. Fox News is about to dismiss Bill O’Reilly. Weren’t they supposed to be able to harness the power of the internet to supersede their corporate overlords? Wrong. The internet is controlled by a small cabal of companies. You can utilize their tools to get ahead, but only if you play […]

“I Wrote Six Songs That Weekend”

Maybe that’s why J. Cole is so successful. Newspapers are functioning on an old paradigm. Wherein PR people pitch stories and what ends up appearing in the arts section is hype. There’s no news there. It’s all in the other sections, National, Business and Sports. If I want the facts, I can go to the […]