Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

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“4 Reasons Why Music Careers Are Getting Trounced By Tech”   From: mabeckerlaw Re: Hype I like Jenny Lewis… I really liked Rilo Kiley… but everything here rings true. Sometimes I feel like you’re railing at Niche players like her and my alt country fetish but really you’re just railing at people who try to […]


It’s not news, it’s an awareness campaign! I gave up reading the “Arts & Leisure” section. Because every article contained therein was linked to a product. There was no story, just a desire to make me know a new movie, play or record was coming out and I should buy it. Kind of like the […]

World Domination

Are we shooting too low? Once upon a time music dominated the conversation, it does not today. Could it be that the labels are too insular, the artists without dreams, have we sacrificed the track to branding and sponsorship and that which has nothing to do with music? There’s only been one worldwide dominant track […]

Weird Al’s Album

Ben Sisario wrote the definitive statement in the “New York Times”: No Joke! He’s Topping the Charts Weird Al Yankovic Scores With ‘Mandatory Fun’ The most important element of the above article is the sponsorship story. Weird Al didn’t see sponsorship as a way to rip-off corporations to enhance his bottom line, he saw it […]