Posts filed under “Music”

History of Audio Apparati

It is missing the Nakamichi Dragon and the Bang & Olufson BEO1500, but other than that . . .

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Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

Music Industry Future

DATA Has been underutilized in the music business. SoundScan was a revolution, but then the Internet happened and everybody was caught flat-footed and was so flabbergasted at the evisceration of the business model that the only actions taken were rearguard ones, and those were executed late. Don’t confuse the product with the sell. The key…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Music

McCartney Rules

1. Excellence If it’s not great, don’t release it. Put it up on YouTube, not the album, if you’re trying to get everybody’s attention, make sure your music deserves it. 2. Availability Put your complete album on YouTube and all streaming services. That’s where people discover your music. Your hard core fans will buy it,…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music

Blockbusters

Excerpt “According to Nielsen, from data provided by managers at Nielsen SoundScan, which collects recorded-music sales information, of the eight million unique digital tracks sold in 2011 (the large majority for $0.99 or $1.29 through the iTunes Store), 94 percent – 7.5 million tracks – sold fewer than one hundred units, and an astonishing 32…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Music, Think Tank

Paul McCartney is Awesome. EOM

Paul McCartney has a new album of all-new material coming out this Tuesday titled ‘New‘, which is also the name of the lead single, which I’ve just started to hear on some local stations today. To promote the record, Paul’s been making the traditional media rounds and some non-traditional stops as well. Yesterday Paul and…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Sting’s 60th Birthday Party

Sting’s 60th birthday party Beacon Theatre, New York October 1, 2011 Sting and Robert Downey Jr – Driven to Tears ~~~ Sting feat Lady Gaga – King of pain ~~~ Sting and Rufus Wainwright – Wrapped around your finger Guitar: Dominic Miller Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta Double Bass: Christian McBride Keyboards: David Sancious Keyboards: Rob Mathes…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

John Mayer at Jones Beach Theater (August 28, 2013)

Queen of California
stars

 

Paper Doll
red solo

 

I took the missus to see John Mayer at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA last week.

Song List

Queen of California
Paper Doll
Something Like Olivia
Dear Marie
Half of My Heart
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad (Henry Whitter cover)
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
In Your Atmosphere
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover)
Wildfire
Vultures
I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)
Call Me the Breeze (J.J. Cale cover)
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Age of Worry
Born and Raised
Gravity
I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)

Encore:
Waiting on the World to Change

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Category: Music, Weekend

Song of the Summer: Blurred Lines’ Best Covers

Duke – Blurred lines COVER Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots Sing “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Taryn Southern, Julia Price, Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo in “Blurred Lines” (feat. Robin Thicke Queens Of The Stone Age – Blurred Lines (Live Lounge) Vampire Weekend Robin Thicke Blurred Lines BBC Radio 1 Live Lo…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

SoundScan Is Killing the Music Business

Every week the antiquated record industry trumpets its sales figures and the even more ancient media industry repeats them. And to say they’re unimpressive is to say you took the family goat to prom. Let’s look at Imagine Dragons. They’re a top ten act selling 25,000 records a week. 25k a week? That’s positively anemic…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Legends: Famous Guitars

Famous Guitars: This is a personal project, just for fun. These images and sounds have been randomly selected via Internet search to improve my style and to learn to appreciate other people’s taste. The selection of these images is an informative example of things that I like.   Published on Jul 24, 2013   A…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend