Category Archives: Uncategorized

Reframing the Recording Paradigm

Less than fifteen years ago, million dollar recording budgets were still common in the music industry. Today, only a handful of the most successful performers have access to such resources. Modern recording budgets are generally smaller and hover in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Zoe Keating vs. Darth Vader in “Culture Wars VI; Return Of The Artist”

Currrently, there is a whole lot of flap and furore going on about Zoe Keating and the draconian policies that Google/ YouTube are attempting to smack her (and, presumably, every other artist who uses their service) down with.  By Zoe’s … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist development, creativity, Creativity, expression, Google, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Pop Music, Popular Music, Recording industry, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Artist Development 1- Place Your Bets

I’d like to address something that I think is really weird and bizarre. This really weird, bizarre thing to which I’m referring is the deep, passionate and all-encompassing disinterest people in the music industry have for the concept of artist … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

INNOVATION, APPROPRIATION AND CONTEXT

I wrote this essay in response to two questions I was recently asked. The first question pertained to an ongoing discussion about the state of affairs in music. The second question pertained to my personal guidelines regarding what I consider … Continue reading

Posted in art, artist development, creativity, Creativity, expression, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Music Production, Pop Music, Popular Music, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

WHY ARTISTS WILL LOSE ANY BATTLE AGAINST THE RECORDING INDUSTRY, THE TECH INDUSTRY AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO CHOOSES TO EXPLOIT THEM

One of the current “hot-topic” issues artists are facing is how their ability to control their compositions/works is being threatened, co-opted and in possible danger of being entirely hi-jacked by an amalgamation of interests in the tech community. This list … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments

The Facade of 300

I think I just got the true significance of the new music company, 300. In my estimation, there’s much more here than what first meets the eye.                   Up till now, streaming … Continue reading

Posted in 300 record company, art, artist development, creativity, Downloading, expression, Google, Lyor Cohen, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Music Production, Pop Music, Popular Music, record production, Recording, Recording industry, Song writing, streaming, Uncategorized, Warner Records, Warner's | 2 Comments

In Praise Of Re Recording Your Masters

One upon a time, at the tender age of 23, I found myself in a recording studio working on record with no less of a personage than Herbie Hancock. This recording was meant to mark the end of Herbie’s tenure … Continue reading

Posted in art, Celluloid Records, Columbia Records, creativity, expression, Herbie Hancock, Master recordings, Music, Music Business, Music Industry, Music Production, Pop Music, Popular Music, record production, Recording, Recording industry, Rockit, song placements, Song writing, Sony Music, Uncategorized | 3 Comments