Archive for 2015/06

Taylor Swift On Apple Music

She’s right but she’s wrong. Apple should pay, but Swift acts like she’s above the rules, that she isn’t involved in music business shenanigans. In other words, while she’s at it why doesn’t she tackle breakage, free goods, radio shows, concert accounting… It’s a dirty business and Jimmy Iovine is too stupid to realize he’s […]

The Code Issue

What Is Code? You’ve got to read it. I famously said I’d buy a computer when you could talk to it. This was after trying to do a sociology project via the Dartmouth computer from a terminal at Middlebury back in ’73. Dartmouth was famous for its bleeding edge computer but I couldn’t get it […]

Inside Out

We don’t do this anymore in the music business. We don’t have any blockbuster acts reinventing themselves with every project, garnering stellar reviews and great customer word of mouth which ultimately rains coin and makes everybody happy. That’s right. After a detour into sequelmania, which generates cash but leaves everybody unsatisfied, Pixar dropped a blockbuster […]

Rhinofy-Paris Songs

“Une Nuit A Paris” 10cc That’s the way the croissant crumbles after all From the “Original Soundtrack,” the album with the band’s big hit “I’m Not In Love.” “Une Nuit A Paris” is a nearly nine minute opus with movements. It opens the album, and if you’re young and unfamiliar with the band’s oeuvre you’ll […]