Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

Steve Boone’s Lovin’ Spoonful Book

They were the Pixar of their day, their first seven singles hit the “Billboard” Top Ten back when that meant something. But Steve Boone believes, despite being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Lovin’ Spoonful don’t get any respect. Musicians… The audience adores them, the businessmen deplore them, but without their tunes […]

Why Things Don’t Last

1. Channel Overload Used to be there were 5,000 albums a year and only a few got on the radio and if you didn’t get airplay or press, you were doomed. Now there are a zillion products, all easily promoted online, and unless your friend verifies quality and interest or a track becomes a phenomenon, […]

Paying To Play The Super Bowl

NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl You’re surprised? This is what happens when nerds inherit the earth and “it’s just business” replaces the old saw “it’s only rock ‘n roll.” Name the three biggest tracks of last summer. It’s easy, like taking candy, from a baby! We’ve got “Get Lucky.” And “Blurred […]

Shake It Off

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off Is this progress? Once upon a time Taylor Swift became the biggest star in the world by testifying from the depths of her soul. And now she’s soulless. Shake it off? Isn’t this one step away from the rappers boasting how much better they are than us? I’d say […]