Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

E-Book Sales Tank

“E-Book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts” Beware of your dream coming true. For years we’ve heard that music is undervalued, that people must pay more. But maybe the consumer doesn’t want to. That seems to be the case with e-books. When Amazon launched the Kindle no e-book was over ten bucks. A business burgeoned. […]

The VMAs

I asked a powerful music PR man why the press never went negative on Taylor Swift. He said it was about access. As long as she was available, doing interviews, feeding the press stories, coverage would be positive. It’s when you clam up that the media goes wild on you. Which kind of explains why […]

Keith Richards Solo Album

Just put out the damn album. Do we have to endure a month-long run-up to an LP that’ll be over in a week? Testimony to the history of rock’s greatest living cockroach who is ultimately irrelevant in today’s world? Yes, Keef surprised us with a successful tome. Supposedly, I found the bio impossible going. Nuggets […]

Smoke Break

Smoke Break – Spotify Smoke Break – YouTube If only the lyrics were written by Jason Isbell. Who do we blame for turning country into rock and roll? My vote is Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who turned the tiny-talented yet beautiful singer Shania Twain into the biggest star in country music. In one fell swoop […]