Posts filed under “Music”

Billy Joel’s New Monthly MSG Gig

This is pretty crazy:




Hat tip Kelly

Category: Music

Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs

Angels We Have Heard on High 2013 Salt Lake & Boise Christmas Shows! New Christmas Album here: Download song here:

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

“The Wrecking Crew” The Untold Story of Rock & Roll Heroes


Category: Film, Music, Weekend

10 Business Lessons from the Beatles

10 Business Lessons from the Beatles Joshua M. Brown ~~~ Given how many thousands of words about finance-related topics I read each day in my role as wealth manager and Certified Financial Pundit (CFP), sometimes the last thing I want to do is get myself caught up in a book about markets and money. But…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Lefsetz: 36 Things We’ve Learned

1. Nobody wants old people’s albums. Despite a plethora of press, Elton and McCartney’s and Elvis Costello’s album with the Roots sank like a stone and haven’t been heard from since. It’s almost like they never came out. Proving that publicity can make people aware, but it doesn’t necessarily make them interested. In other words,…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank

Let It Be: Fiat Monkees & Golden Beatles

Let It Be: Fiat Monkees & Golden Beatles By Grant Williams “And when the brokenhearted people Living in the world agree There will be an answer, let it be.” – Let It Be, The Beatles   “Oh, and our good times starts and end Without dollar one to spend. But how much, baby, do we…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Think Tank

History of Audio Apparati

It is missing the Nakamichi Dragon and the Bang & Olufson BEO1500, but other than that . . . click for ginormous graphic via Pop Chart Lab

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


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