Category Archives: A Good Read

The British Christmas #1

Predicting what will be the #1 song on Christmas in the U.K. has been a big deal for decades. A lot of its popularity comes from the wagering done every year and when you have a few quid on the … Continue reading

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How to build engagement during the holiday season.

Take the time to acknowledge and engage your supporters during the Holiday Season. Elton John wrote “Step Into Christmas” as a thank you to his fans.

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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 … 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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