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Coldplay Gearing up for Independence

By On June 8, 2009

Coldplay has a 5 album deal with EMI/Parlaphone. Vida La Vida is officially their 4th album to date, so they owe one more album (if that doesn’t count a greatest hits collection).… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Thieves of Rock and Roll

By On January 24, 2009

The other day I stumbled upon this quote by Jim Jarmusch. Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books,… Read More


The Necessity of a Breakout Hit

By On January 16, 2009

Before The Beatles hit America they wanted a breakout hit. They knew the power that a crossover hit had, so they sat down and wrote I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Coldplay wrote… Read More

Digital Music

Copyright Pt.2 Coldplay vs Satriani

By On December 5, 2008

A few days ago we wrote about Copyright hype and how for musicians with developing fan base’s copyrighting songs was generally a waste of money. Today I saw this in my inbox:… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Copyright Hype: Indie Pool

By On December 1, 2008

Recently there has been some net chatter about Copyrighting your songs. My friends have asked me, “What’s the deal?” So here’s my take: Copyrighting is a different beast then it used to… Read More

Music Business Commentary

When Music isn't Enough: The Thrills

By On November 30, 2008

I am a firm believer that if you have a good enough song, there is nothing in the world that will stop you from reaching a wide audience. But as I dissect… Read More

Digital Music

Virtual Hologram Concerts?

By On November 9, 2008

By now, you must have seen the first use of a Hologram on TV. The CNN coverage of the U.S Election Night had a correspondent and Will.I.Am actually beam-in like in Star… Read More

Digital Music

EMI – a Portal for Morons

By On October 9, 2008

Wow a major label is looking to the future…. kind of… er not. EMI, is reportedly planning to launch a new music portal that will sell downloads and offer full-song streams. The… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Early Death: The Best Career Move

By On August 28, 2008

Recently I have been pondering life, death, and how an early exit can be the best career move ever. Jim Morrison was undoubtedly a phenomenal front man. He created a mold that… Read More

Music Career

Pemberton Festival!

By On July 30, 2008

This past weekend I attended the inaugural Pemberton Festival in Beautiful Pemberton British Columbia. 3 days of Camping, Parties, and Music. And although there were issues with Parking, Toilets, and Garbage, it… Read More

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