Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

No One Is Listening To These Women

I spoke at a conference in the Marina today, after I was done an old friend I hadn’t seen in nearly two decades came up to speak to me. She is a woman. That’s not that common in the music business. It’s a male-dominated construct, where there’s little upward mobility for women, they inhabit the […]

Re-JT at the Super Bowl

His performance has been universally panned by the press. I point you to: “The Washington Post”: “This Is How Justin Timberlake lost the Super Bowl” “The Los Angeles Times”: “Justin Timberlake had nothing to say at the Super Bowl and wouldn’t stop saying it” TMZ: “Justin Timberlake’s Halftime Show A Deaf-ing Disaster” So the question […]

Justin Timberlake & The Super Bowl

You never want to be upstaged. Justin Timberlake was selling entertainment. The NFL was selling drama. Once upon a time the game was lousy, it was about the commercials and then the halftime performance. As for new groundbreaking commercials, that paradigm is dead. Steve Jobs and Apple established it, a few others rode on the […]

The Grammy Ratings Decline

“Ratings for Grammy Awards Drop 24 Percent” It’s the end of the monoculture. There’s a fiction we all care about the same things. We don’t. The ascension of the importance of the Grammys coincided with the MTV era, and that ended nearly twenty years ago. So why did viewership then go up? First of all, […]