Archive for the 'Marketing' Category


Barbra Streisand

What kind of bizarre world do we live in where the hype is bigger than the music? Welcome to 2018, when ancient artists depend upon the press to do their bidding and their new music has no impact. Talk about adjusting to the paradigm…they don’t. Just like the rockers decrying streaming payments as they fade […]

The World Series

Do sports die? I just spent seven and a half hours watching game three of the World Series. It ended after three a.m. on the east coast, it took eighteen innings, and all through it I had to fight looking at my phone. Forget the backlash, we live in a distraction economy, and it’s never […]

Ye On SNL

Kanye West’s pro-Trump remarks prompt boos in SNL studio What kind of crazy fucked-up world do we live in where a black musician takes the white viewpoint and gets traction? One in which there’s no white musician of stature to stand up to him. Except, of course, maybe a country musician. Then again, Eric Church […]

Distribution Is King Redux

Last night we watched “Active Measures” on Hulu. You didn’t see it. It’s had little impact. Because Hulu has few subscribers. To tell you the truth, I wouldn’t have seen it either, except the outlet gave me a three month subscription to view another of their shows. Last weekend Michael Moore opened his new movie […]