Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all

Context-Removal Machine: SXSW 2010

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Guest post by Roy Christopher. Having never been and having skipped the bedlam of SXSW last year (the first since I moved to Austin), I decided I’d jump in with both feet this year. I registered for the Interactive side and just hoped my music friends could take care of me on the Music side. [...]

SXSW AKA Living My Life In Public

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Sure, I could use Plancast, FourSquare or Gowalla while also sending a never ending incoherent stream of tweets from various locations that serve BBQ, beer and loud music all tagged #SXSW, or perhaps more appropriately, #BeenThereDoneThat or #NothingEverChangesWhenItComesToMusiciansAndTheInternet. Instead I thought I’d post up what serves as a quasi roadmap/itinerary of my known [as in [...]

Dear Musicians – Your Social Web Tool

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Set your homepage to this and… well you’ll be set. It may be all you ever need. It could also look like this…

Dear Musicians – The Web Is Not A TV Channel

Monday, January 4th, 2010

On David Foster Wallace, the Social Web and How We Watch Now First, Happy New Year to all of this blog’s readers. Second, I am going to sorely test your patience. For just over four years I have been posting here about the state of the music industry, especially its ridiculous attempts to understand how [...]

Clay Shirky at TED Discussing the Social Web

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Share this with the next person you meet who says, “I don’t get Twitter!”. [via @FightPDX]

Twitter 101 For Bands – Free PDF On How to Successfully Use Twitter

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Although the folks at Twitter have put together a fine deck of slides for businesses who are still struggling with how to use the Twitter platform, the exact same insights can be used by bands, musicians and artists in any medium. It also helps understand personal tweeting too but I prefer to see Twitter as [...]

Twitter for Musicians – Use it Wisely

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Now that NIN mainman Trent Reznor has said he’s abandoning Twitter and other transparent Web 2.0 platforms I thought I’d give a couple of examples of bands and musicians using Twitter to their advantage. First, it’s worth mentioning that Twitter is not a social network; at least not in the ‘classic’ sense that people perceive [...]