Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

Palm Springs

I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight With a billion stars all around “Peaceful Easy Feeling” Not tonight. It’s raining. But last night it was so clear and there were so many stars it reinforced why artists come to the desert for inspiration. I went to speak at NAMM. What did I learn […]

Eric Church At Staples

THIS IS MY HOMETOWN! So I’m hanging with Tony D. upstairs, waiting for the Eric Church V.I.P. experience. They sell it according to the size of the room. In L.A. that’s 200 people, for $200 apiece. How can that BE? And we’re killing time in the museum to the man. With framed letters from icons […]


“Bob Dylan Gives Away 50,000 Copies of His New Album to AARP The Magazine Readers” If you don’t pay for it, you don’t listen to it. That’s the difference between yesterday and today. That’s what drove the album era. You laid down your cash and played that LP until you knew it by heart, you […]

Sales vs. Spotify

(Note: These charts are not all the exact same week. The SoundScan singles and album charts are for the week ending 1/11/15, as is the global Spotify streaming chart, whereas, unfortunately, the Spotify U.S. streaming chart is for the week ending 1/18/15. I could wait until all the charts align, but I’m inspired now, and […]