Debut CD out through Quietspace Music, 22 November 2011.
The Grand Scheme. Rockin’ the Block. Demo. (If SoundCloud isn’t playing nice please refresh the page.)
Authors of the future are small enterprises, just one person or perhaps two or three. But they include fan engagement specialists, licensors, new media development managers, public speakers, endorsement and bizdev VPs, and
… and I’d tell you a story or two, but ‘mum’s the word’. Then again, I did get an iPhone which met the bitumen replaced for nix by a couple of cool
In the creative industries we tend to focus on art as the product being sold to our customers. It’s obvious, right? People buy CDs, theatre tickets and books; it’s where we
I recently needed a simple partnership agreement for a band I’m working with. I grabbed one for a nominal fee from a national arts law organisation of which I’m a subscriber.
Back in March I wrote a brief piece on the streaming of recorded music, The lunatics are advising the asylum, in which I noted: These models will do for artists that which the
Seth Godin nails the future of work in his post, The forever recession (and the coming revolution), except of course he’s talking about the work that needs to be done today. He
Can’t remember the last time I blogged. Been way to busy with my head down sorting out some troubled business interests. It has been an object lesson in not investing emotionally in
We all have stuff that needs to be done, and keeping it together is clearly difficult enough to warrant the existence of a gigantic to-do list industry. Recently I stopped writing to-do lists,
Interesting interview with HarperCollins’ CEO, Brian Murray. One of the criticisms levelled at many multi-national entertainment businesses (publishers, record labels, etc) is that they “don’t get it”; that they’re dinosaurs. Transitioning
Andy Gould, Manager (Rob Zombie, Guns n’ Roses, Morrissey) joins Ian Rogers in the studio to talk about music, his career, and artist management. After the interview, Yahoo! Music’s Managing Editor, Lyndsey
I have learned the following the hard way: no plan survives its first contact with customers. And I mean none! If you’re founding a business, of any sort, you really must read
Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard joins Ian Rogers in the studio to talk about TM’s new initiatives, his thoughts on the future of live concerts, and the challenges the industry faces moving forward.
It has been a long time since posting to the blog, and I’ve never been a particularly frequent blogger; except perhaps for the time I tried to launch an online entertainment/media
One of my fave TV shows, alongside Breaking Bad and the earlier seasons of Spooks, wraps up an 8 year run this summer. It’ll be a sad farewell to Entourage, particularly the
With a hot new music/tech biz in the works I recently started paying attention to VCs and angel investors. The one guy who speaks to me in this early stage of learning
Beautiful music video by Romain Glé and Thomas Séon for Team Ghost’s High Hopes. Team Ghost – High Hopes from 16ar on Vimeo.
I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Think of all the things that are not working in your life. That job you don’
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Imagine your future self,
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even
As regular readers know (who am I kidding, no-one reads this) I decided late last year to do something in 2011 that I figured would be a stretch. I love(d) a beer
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. If we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson When did you feel most
I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be
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