Please join me at the ADISQ conference in Montreal this week. I will be doing the afternoon keynote and speaking on “Go to Market Strategies for Musicians”, describing what is working in today’s environment and suggestions for the future. Here is the conference program.
Berkleemusic’s online classes start next week. Learn about music, the future and your part in it. Study with Berklee faculty from anywhere in the world. Improve your skills and become part of an online community of like-minded musicians. Learn to navigate the emerging digital music business, and gain effective techniques in publishing, marketing, management, touring, music […]
I will be moderating a discussion this Friday at Babson’s Entrepreneurship Forum on Distruption in the Music Industry. This year’s 11th annual forum is following a theme of Celebrating Entrepreneurs of All Kinds. From an acclaimed singer/songwriter and a young man fighting gang violence through his non-profit organization to a designer/entrepreneur whose shoes are worn […]
Gotta love it. James Taylor is suing Warner Bros over digital royalties seeking $2m in compensatory damages from his former label for past MP3 sales. The Guardian reports that singer-songwriter James Taylor has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against his former label, Warner Bros, claiming they have underpaid millions in royalties on downloads of his songs. As […]
I was reviewing this fascinating data from Mary Meeker over the weekend again, and thought I would share it. Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers describes what she calls “the re-imagination of nearly everything” powered by mobile and social. For example: News outlets are reimagined on Twitter, note-taking is reimagined on Evernote, […]
The raging debate set off by one Emily White, an NPR intern and the eloquent retort from Dave Lowery about the generational shift in thinking about the music industry has been widely reported this past week in The New York Times, NPR, Los Angeles Times, Techdirt, Hypebot, Lefsetz, the Huffington Post. and countless other places. Here […]