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Broken Records, but Vinyl is Growing

I got an email recently from Burnside Distribution. Here’s what they said: “Physical sales of CDs continue to decline; I doubt anyone will dispute this. Large chains and big box stores are reducing the amount of titles they carry and …
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Take 5 for Inspiration

The year was 1959. No one knew what was about to happen in the field of music. But jazz music was ready to take some giant steps. Six of the most popular and/or groundbreaking albums in jazz history were recorded …
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There’s No Whining in Music

A friend of mine just Facebooked, “Thinking there has to be some way to unite indies rockers.” To which I replied, “If the ants ever get together, the grasshoppers are in trouble!” There’s a dirty 4-letter word that every musician …
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U2’s Got Show

This band continues to define who they are and where they are going! In working with Indie Artists and with Live Music Producer Tom Jackson, I am constantly reminded about the power of the show and why we need to …
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Adapting to Change

Clay Shirky recently wrote a great article on Cato Unbound. What he describes in the news industry is a mirror of what has happened in music. However, my take is that the “established,” which has consolidated over the last 30 …
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Pixar Wins With Up

Pixar has done it again! With great story tellers and consistent delivery, they have continued their movie success with Up. No doubt, one of the reasons Pixar scores so high with their movies is that they are dedicated to creating …
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Live Music Lives

The record labels tell us that the Music Business is failing and in decline. What they mean is the Record Label business is headed on a downward slope. As my good friend Tom Jackson claims, there is a “huge” difference! …
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It is about the audience

The music business is an interesting animal.   I have worked in some facet of the entertainment world since the beginning of my career.   The first major event I ever did featured Christopher Cross.  While running our independent record label, I …