Playlist: My Beautiful Krautrock

Playlist: My Beautiful Krautrock

The unflattering name "Krautrock" acted as a catch-all for progressive German music of the late 60's through the early 80's, ignoring the fact that bands in this genre had very different sounds and intents (how anyone could lump Harmonia and Kraftwerk together is beyond me!) To illustrate the point, I've compiled a pastoral view of Krautrock in this Spotify playlist.

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Do Music Exclusives Matter?

Do Music Exclusives Matter?

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Kyle Bylin's Music Business Podcast, and we discussed the current craving for "exclusive content" by streaming services like Apple (Beats Music), Tidal and Spotify in this segment "Do Music Exclusives Matter?" We get into why exclusives are so appealing to these services, and a bit of history about how they've worked in practice with the labels.

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