Category Archives: A Good Read

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 … Continue reading

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SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Spotify to Allow Indie Artists to Upload Music Directly to Service, Bypassing Distributors

Spotify announced this morning that they will be enabling artists to upload their own music to their service directly, bypassing the need for a distributor. 

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Are Live Albums Next?

I’d like to hear everyone’s thoughts on this… Will the growing popularity of streaming and the emphasis shift from albums to singles, what impact will this have on the Live Album?

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Another Restaurant Comparison

I’ve often suggested that musicians should pay more attention to the restaurant business, watch what they are doing when looking at ways to grow your audience (and if you haven’t heard me talk about that, get in touch, lets set … Continue reading

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Building a Brand

One way to get a good sense of what building a brand really is, is to take a look at its origins. The concept of having a brand originates from the practice of individually branding livestock, which is thought to … Continue reading

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