Archive for 2007/04

Is Music Radio Dead?

At one point in time, music radio was the heartbeat of America.  But it hasn’t had that spirit in a long, long time.  In an era of iPods, and music blogs, and P2P trading, can music radio survive? The Ravyns sang on the soundtrack of "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" about being raised on the […]

Today’s Tracks

"Fire & Ice"Pat BenatarLive on the King Biscuit Flower Hour Chrysalis was a wannabe major. After having its wares marketed by other companies, they went solo in the U.S., they set up their own shop, it became a full-service label. You’d think they’d purvey more English art rock in the vein of Jethro Tull, which […]

Where We Are Now

So can you still get rich playing music? In the nineties we had megastars.  Boy bands that sold diamond, over 10,000,000 copies of their albums.  They could even sell two million in a week! Did online theft kill those sales, or was it choice? What does it mean to be a musician?  Is it the […]

The World Is Flat

Was Napster a partner or an enemy? CD sales were down 32% from the comparable week last year.  Was this foreseeable? The world started to change in 1995, when AOL took hold.  Think back to that time.  People who had previously been afraid of computers, who saw no need for them, were trooping down to […]