Mash-Up Monday (on a Tuesday) – Whole Lotta Helter Skelter

It’s been a while since I’ve come across a mash-up I’ve been impressed with. This one I liked so much, decided to post it today instead of waiting till Monday…

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Rock is Dead?

Seems like every couple of months someone somewhere declares that Rock is Dead! This has been going on for years, dating all the way back to the 70s and the disco movement. Rock n’ Roll survived that craze and many others, but still through out the years there has been proclamation after proclamation that Rock is Dead!  Continue reading

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SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora

I wonder if this will lead to Pandora once again being available in Canada… Continue reading

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Never too early…

There’s no avoiding it…Christmas is coming. Stores are starting to put out Christmas decorations and gift ideas, and the music industry has started to promote some up coming Christmas releases. Here are two that caught my attention… Continue reading

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More Predictions Coming True

I try and do what I can to stay two steps ahead of what is happening in the music industry. In doing this I’ve often made some bold predictions about changes and trends that have ended up coming to fruition. Over the last little while when people have asked me what I think will happen next, I’ve suggested two things both of which seem to now be happening.

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The Marketing of Rock and Roll

Two people who have been big influences in my life and what I do are Alan Cross (A Journal Of Musical Things and The History Of New Music) and Terry O’Reilly (CBC’s Under The Influence). Alan a mentor when it comes to music industry stuff and Terry when it comes to all things Marketing. This week both influencers melded when Alan Cross shared links to Terry O’Reilly’s ‘Under The Influence’ episodes on Marketing Rock And Roll.  Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody in Sign Language

I’ve developed a slight guilty pleasure watching Sign Language interpreters during press conferences held during natural disasters and other crisis. The facial expressiveness adds meaning to what is being signed, but in these serious situations, it can be hilariously awkward.

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