Archive for the 'Music Business' Category


Sticking Power

The hardest challenge facing musicians today is getting people to listen to their new music. Awareness campaigns are a thing of the past. They make people know you’ve got new music, but it doesn’t make them listen to it, at most it gets them to sample a few seconds of a track. Which is fine […]

Netflix vs. Spotify

Once upon a time television was like radio, something you received over the air for free via an antenna. But in the eighties, TV moved to a subscription model, people paid for cable, for a better picture and more and better programming. So, customers became inured to paying a subscription fee, every month, in perpetuity. […]

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 […]