What career tips can a developing artist in today's music business learn from one of the late giants of progressive rock? Quite a lot, actually.
When Chris Squire died unexpectedly on June 27, 2015, legions of fans the world over were saddened, myself included. Squire cast such a long shadow of influence over generations of musicians, that it got me thinking about the reasons for his success and what aspects might be relevant for artists trying to succeed today. So, here are Three Things Every New Artist Can Learn From Chris Squire: Read More
There has already been plenty of discussion online about the pricing, about the presenters, about Drake's vintage Apple jacket - but what interested me most were the effect Apple's entry into streaming music would have on the overall market, and whether their efforts to bring a human element into music programming would be effective. Here are some thoughts on both. Read More
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. Read More