A Generational Thing?

If you happen to be reading excerpts from my book, one thing you’ll see is the vast amount of networking, relationships, friendships, being built along the way. What is astonishing to me, is how that path is not forged by the past few generations of people trying to have a career in this business. I…

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Radio Chart Position is Based on Spins

You do realize that radio chart position is based on spins, right? Even if those spins are in overnights, in Bumfuck nowhere. Even if those spins come at the detriment of a labelmate, when promotion asks radio to pull back on one, to pump another one up. Even if those spins costs more than you…

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Gersh, Zutaut, Kalodner

There have been some extraordinary A&R people in the history of the business, whose signings have been monumental. There has also been, and continues to be, some real losers, who get lucky or use politics/friendships, or nepotism, to stay put. However, the three A&R man team of Geffen Records, in the 80s, would be pretty…

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The metrics don’t match up.

Meghan Trainor will come in a little under 200k tomorrow, very curious to see how much of that is “complete my album”. I argue about this daily, but I am not convinced this is an artist. I’m not convinced there wasn’t some hoop dee doo. The metrics don’t match up. Taylor will be a drop…

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