A couple weeks back I wrote a piece here explaining why Payola Laws distort the market in the music industry ensuring that independent artists are rarely heard by the general public on radio and streaming services.
I’ve written at some length about the difficulties surrounding getting your music played on radio. The bottom line is that unless you’re an artist signed to a major label the chances of you getting any significant radio play for your song is minimal. When I say “significant radio play,” by that I mean airplay during[...]
The laws and regulations our politicians and governmental agencies put into place can distort markets and restrict our options as consumers. Lately the media has been shining a light on legal protections for taxis and hotels that prevent innovative companies like Uber and Airbnb from entering new markets. Regulations[...]
I’m sort of surprised that no one (that I’ve seen at least) has compared Taylor Swift’s “Eight Seconds of Static” (see the article on this below) to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music. If you’re not familiar with Metal Machine Music, it’s a double album Reed released in 1975 that, to many people (present company excluded[...]
I’m digging the article from the INgrooves newsletter that was re-blogged by the always great Hypebot (and linked to below). There are some good strategies, and I admire anyone with the fortitude to step into the breach of complexity that is “Neighboring Rights.” My concern – having stepped into this breach a number[...]