Archive for the 'Music Business' Category


The Spotify Payments Fracas

The artists are ignorant and Spotify is clueless. I feel like I have to be the lone voice in the wilderness, the correction factor, to all the b.s. strewn by the artist community, because Spotify has no cojones and sent in the B team as opposed to Daniel Ek. That’s right, kids who are thrilled […]

Neil Young On Howard Stern

What an original! We’ve been told that selling out is a choice. But the truth is Neil Young is just wired different. You can’t emulate him, because you’re not him. This interview was very slow to get going. Because Neil was reluctant. And he was mimicking his hero Bob Dylan, refusing to explain his songs […]

Changes

LISTENS NOT DOWNLOADS Who cares how many people downloaded the new U2 album, the only important thing is how many people LISTENED to it! This is a huge sea change that is getting little publicity and has been overlooked in the outcry about streaming payments. In the future, you will get paid for every play […]

Pitbull At Staples

It was a party. The classic rock era was passive. Today’s music scene is participatory! People have become stars in their own lives, utilizing their mobiles to post to Instagram, everybody believes he’s famous, is it any wonder today’s music reflects this? We used to adulate the acts, now we adulate ourselves. And this is […]