We Are Hunted

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Tracking the most popular songs across the Social Web. WeAreHunted.com

Pampelmoose Blog Music and Video now on iPhone

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

iheartnewmusic A new iPhone app has launched called iheartnewmusic and it provides a cool and simple way to stream all the music on Pampelmoose as well as many other blogs. You can see a video tutorial here – iheartnewmusic video and you can download the application directly from this link if you have iTunes installed. [...]

The End of the Album as the Organizing Principle – A Rebuttal

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Last week I posted my thoughts on the music album’s place in an era of ubiquitous access to music – The End of The Album as The Organizing Principle. I concluded that there was no such place. Early technology for music playback, such as the vinyl record, had created restrictions for artists without ever consulting [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

Arizona, A Smart Band Using the Internet Very Wisely – Exclusive Video

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Arizona send a Message From The Road – and A New Song Exclusive from Dave Allen on Vimeo. As I have already written here, I discovered a fine new band [new to me anyway] when I attended Pop Asheville a few weeks ago as the Keynote speaker. Arizona is that band and I am looking [...]

Music, Brands and Marketing Plans Redux

Monday, December 29th, 2008

My original post, Music, Brands and Marketing Plans, whipped up a quick response and the comments were all very thoughtful – it is after all a bit of a thorny issue. [I realized that I had written about celebrities and brands before and the post includes an interview on the subject with former LA Times [...]

music think tank – please buy my record

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I came across the music blog music think tank last night and found an essay by Rhodri Marsden entitled Please Buy My Record: The Futility of Flogging Music. [Flogging is an English expression for selling.] I encourage all musicians to give it a read. Here’s an excerpt – One thing that nearly all my bands [...]

Why Do You Run a Music Blog?

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I had a lot of fun last night playing with Boy Eats Drum Machine at the Wonder Ballroom, my first bass outing in a while. Dat’r, The Xploding Boys and Caves were the other bands on the bill reinterpreting classic songs from The Cure and Talking Heads. Dat’r re-imagining music from Talking Heads’ Remain In [...]