Archive for the 'Music Business' Category

Rock Or Hip-Hop

My Uber driver was a rapper. Told me about signing with a production company, going to SXSW, buying his beats online. So I told him to play me his tracks. Not bad, but a lot of references to other rappers and a lot of profanity, not a lot of substance, but is this the new […]

Taking A Stand Is Good Business

In case you missed the memo, voter registrations went way up after Taylor Swift took a side. You should too, it humanizes you. Call it the millennial ethos. To succeed in the world today you must have an identity, and be proud of it. Sure, there will be backlash from those who don’t agree, but […]


Well I love that dirty water Oh, Boston you’re my home But it’s not. But it was my mother’s. She grew up in Peabody. Which is not pronounced like Mr. Peabody and his Pet Boy Sherman, but Pea-BUDDY! Kinda like San Pedro if you live in SoCal. Outsiders would pronounce it in Spanish, but locals […]

Bob Geldof

The best story was playing Boggle with Barbra Streisand and Gregory Peck. Or maybe it was getting a call from the Pope, after telling a Cardinal how to deal with the Russians. Not that Bob was boasting, but this is is his life. I was worried, that he’d be irascible and withholding…ANYTHING BUT! First he […]