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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


Chrysalis Records: Doing It For The Love

By On November 17, 2010

Just caught this email to Bob Lefsetz from Terry Ellis, co-founder of Chrysalis Records on the reason they started their own label.  Definitely worth reading. Hello Bob, I have been reading your… Read More

Music Career

Hollerado Reveals How To Build a DIY Music Career

By On October 13, 2010

Hollerado must be the New Rockstar Philosophy’s band of the month because they’ve once again used some basic ideas to great effect…. Like following up on great press. Sending a thank you… Read More


Hollerado Make Better Viral Videos Than OK Go

By On October 10, 2010

A big kudos to Hollerado for their buzz catching new music video for Americana. If you’re a regular reader of The New Rockstar Philosophy you’ll already know that Hollerado are no strangers… Read More


Sade Gets Passed Rejection to Sell 50 million +

By On August 6, 2010

I was reading Bob Lefsetz’ latest mail bag email, when an email from Robin Millar came in talking about Sade. He helped produce Sade on her breakout hit “Smooth Operator” in the… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Pink Floyd Producer on Quality

By On January 31, 2009

Bob Lefsetz gets emails from Bob Ezrin.  Bob Ezrin, famed producer of Pink Floyd, Bob Ezrin.  In the e-mail, Bob talks about quality and his advice for new artists.  Although he comes… Read More

Music Business Commentary

The Beatles Hamburg Invasion of 1959

By On January 31, 2009

Hypebot posted a link of Malcolm Gladwell speaking about the success of The Beatles. Once again he is talking about the incredible work ethic that molded The Beatles from a band that… Read More

Digital Music

Redefining the Album

By On January 26, 2009

— From The New Rockstar Philosophy book out in March 2009– Albums are for fans. Singles are for newbies. –Bob Lefsetz A lot of bands think that if they create 10-12 songs,… Read More

Music Business Commentary

The Roots of Genius: Fleetwood Mac

By On January 9, 2009

I received an email from a friend with this video link. If you are working towards your vision/dream then I would strongly recommend you watch it. In the video Malcolm Gladwell speaks… Read More

Digital Music

Indie Artist Makes $4.2 Million in 2008

By On December 22, 2008

In a recent Lefsetz recent post, Corey Smith, an underground folk/country/rock artist, was the topic of discussion. Why? He and his manager will be grossing $4.2 million this year! That’s pretty impressive… Read More

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