Archive for the 'Music Business' Category


Execution

1. Ideas are a dime a dozen, execution is everything. 2. We do not live in a pitch economy, almost no one is buying ideas, they’re buying companies, they’re buying something active that is generating capital. 3. We’re all Missourians today, that’s right, we all live in the SHOW ME state. We want to see […]

No Platinum Albums

“Not One Artist’s Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014″ Is it streaming, albums, the music or all three? If you’re looking for evidence that the sales model is dead, here it is. If you’re a marginal band on the road surviving on $20 signed CDs, if you’re employing sales shenanigans as publicity to drive concert […]

Time

1. They’re making no more of it. Doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, we all abide by the same clock. 2. Stimulation. That’s what we all want with our time. We want to be excited, we want to be titillated. We want the jones love gives us, the high of infatuation, the satisfaction of […]

Sticking Power

The hardest challenge facing musicians today is getting people to listen to their new music. Awareness campaigns are a thing of the past. They make people know you’ve got new music, but it doesn’t make them listen to it, at most it gets them to sample a few seconds of a track. Which is fine […]