Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

The Zombies At The Santa Monica Pier

I’m getting tired of seeing the classic rock acts. They show up every summer, playing the same hits, going just makes me feel old. I’ve seen it all before. But not the Zombies. They were more like shooting stars, they didn’t have a dominant arc like the acts populating the sheds. And I’d consider them […]

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 […]