Everyone I know has a newfound respect for P!nk. Apparently, she’s been doing the wire act from last night’s Grammy Awards as an encore in her live set for some time now. That it was the standout moment in the telecast says a lot about what the music business has to do to attract and [...]
For the past hundred years, the conventional wisdom about marketing your music has been about building a brand and sticking to it. Think about some of the classic stars of the last century: Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Elvis Presley. It’s tough to see them outside the context of the carefully crafted personas we now find [...]
Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred confirmed with both Fox and with American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi that there will be no American Idol songwriting competition this year. In fact, Andy’s report indicates that Kara herself will be taking on the finale songwriting duties, much like Cathy Dennis did in earlier seasons.
After 25 years of his winter film festival attracting attention for indie movies, technology and the economy have rolled the clock back. There’s no easy financing now.
For major touring acts, it’s a no brainer. Ditch the major labels, cash a fat advance check, and head out on the road.
From a return on investment point of view, music licensing can be easier for some musicians than playing gigs or trying to get radio airplay.
See what happens when your biggest new fan has a fan base of their own.
I just saw an item hit the Reuters wire that the long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album, “Chinese Democracy,” is going on sale November 23. That’s an odd date to release an album, right? And then, I remembered that Dr. Pepper’s marketing director placed a bet that if the record dropped anytime in 2008, “everyone in [...]
Just spent most of the last week on the couch, recovering from a really freaky infection of the sinuses and inner ear. Plenty gross. And on top of that, it caused my tongue to swell up, so I couldn’t even speak! Probably the worst thing that can happen when you’re a professional trainer and speaker, [...]