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The Image Of Amy Winehouse

By On December 5, 2011

While we were in Italy giving one of our many talks I made a comment saying that “Talent alone is not enough.” One person took issue with that statement saying that he… Read More

International Book Tour

Cover Songs Unite

By On November 22, 2011

It is amazing how much music can unite people. Traveling around the world only proves that. Even though you and your new friends may not speak the same language, a round of… Read More

Music Philosophy

How Songwriters Can Use #Stillpower

By On November 17, 2011

Over at the 99 Percent blog they’ve got a very interesting interview with Garret Kramer, a man who’s 20 year research with top level athletes has led him to write a book called Stillpower: The Inner Source… Read More

Music Philosophy

Internet Hype Too Soon Can Be Bad News For Some Bands

By On October 12, 2011

Internet music hype is usually based around New. The newest sound, song, or band, can go from putting a demo onto the internet, to being the most hyped track on the internet… Read More

Music Philosophy

Howard Bloom On Success In The Music Industry #badmuthaphucka

By On September 16, 2011

Check out the video below. It’s a little bit of music wisdom from Howard Bloom. Bloom could be the most important figure in the 70s/80s music industry that you’ve never heard about. Billy… Read More

Music Philosophy

This Week In Music Is A Little Bit Of Kick Ass

By On September 14, 2011

Have you seen the interviews that Ian from Topspin has been conducting on the “This Week In” web TV series? The videos are a pretty kick ass in depth look at so many… Read More

Music Philosophy

Lessons Learned From Jay-Z Success + Failures

By On September 5, 2011

Jay-Z has been riding high on a few succesful creations recently. His collaboration with Kanye West broke was critically acclaimed, his performance at the VMA’s was huge, and he knocked up Beyoncé… Read More

Music Philosophy

Music Is To Be Free #DealWithIt

By On August 12, 2011

Last week I was interviewed on Ariel Publicity’s New Media Maker Panel about why music should be free. It’s classic New Rockstar Philosophy stuff, but I thought I’d post all my answers… Read More

Music Career

Welcome To The Music Business You’re Fucked! #Book

By On July 6, 2011

If the book Welcome To The Music Business You’re Fucked had been around in 2007, I don’t think Hoover and I would have written The New Rockstar Philosophy. Welcome To The Music Business Your’re Fucked,… Read More

Music Philosophy

Mandatory Viewing: LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Talks Marketing & Art

By On April 7, 2011

James Murphy has retired from LCD Soundsystem. His band’s triumphant Madison Square Garden shows will go down in history as some of the most desired tickets in indie music. Why? Well for the… Read More