At The End of The Decade All Musicians Need are Grand Visions

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Radiohead: Kid A – Album of The Decade In the fractured music business, everyone is searching for the magic bullet. After roughly fifteen years of online access, musicians and labels still struggle with the amorphous, asymmetrical world of the web. Because they haven’t taken time to research how music fans want to receive their music, [...]

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. [...]

How Bands Can Make More Money By Not Putting A Price on a CD

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies I recently posted about discovering a wonderful band called Arizona. I found them while attending PopAsheville in January and I wrote – “I was invited to give the keynote speech this year. I spent an hour reminding the musicians in attendance that they are no longer in the music [...]

Music Think Tank, a Pampelmoose essay

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

I was invited to become an author for the web site, Music Think Tank, a site where musicians and industry professionals can air their views. I posted my thoughts on musicians and social media today. Regular readers of the Moose may have read an earlier version of the essay at my other blog Social Cache.

howard wolfson, music, politics and the moose

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

In one of those random and yet surgically precise ways I electronically met Howard Wolfson yesterday. Wolfson was Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and is currently continuing his career as a political commentator for Fox News. He also runs a music blog, Gotham Acme, that I learned about by reading an article [...]

Rock the Vote and MySpace Band Competition

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all year you’ll know that this November is time to vote for president. Presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain, will face off against the presumptive Democratic nominee, Senator Barak Obama. Whoever you vote for the only way to do that is to register to vote. Rock the Vote [...]

social media, blogs, music and advertising

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Portland band, Hockey, in a social networking environment. I have some homework for those of you who like to read. Having been on many conference panels in my time, attempting to inform musicians and others about the value of using the Internet for marketing, my research led me to notice how the online social networks [...]