Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Apple Content

Why don’t they just buy all the record labels? Or Paramount and the rest of the studios while they’re at it! That’s the canard we were exposed to again and again and again, that Apple and Spotify, all the distributors were gonna become producers. So far it hasn’t happened. Because their shareholders would scream. Distribution […]

Virality Is On Facebook

We are living in the era of people power. I know that’s confounding, in a world where the President is whipsawing the country, but the truth is we’ve seen a transition from a top-down to a bottom-up world, and institutions cannot fathom this. It’s why Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Hillary campaign could not understand […]

Alexa Is The New AOL

Jim just iMessaged asking whether his mother-in-law should get an Echo or a Dot. You know a revolution is brewing when a septuagenarian jumps on the technology bandwagon. It reminds me of 1995, the heyday of AOL. Now in that year most people did not own computers. Ironically, many said they were waiting for a […]

Upstarts Rules

1. Solve a problem. The world does not need more me-too music, it needs a different sound that enraptures people. The problem we have in the music industry is we’re playing to niches, not everybody, and music when done right is for everybody, or almost everybody, there will always be naysayers. 2. Appeal to the […]