The Writing Level Sucks.

Worse than Google, YouTube, Spotify, piracy, radio, payola, monopoly, Pandora, and my cousin Maria, is the fact that the art of writing hit songs has been gone for generations, with the exception of a select few. There’s one of your biggest problems. The writing level sucks. Sucks really bad. Sucks the chrome off a trailer…

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Spotify Strategic Global Partnership with Sony Network Entertainment International

Doug Morris clearly learned by not asking Jobs for equity: Spotify Strategic Global Partnership with Sony Network Entertainment International Spotify has announced a strategic global partnership with Sony Network Entertainment International, to deliver a best-in-class digital music experience with PlayStation. Through this partnership Spotify will launch within PlayStation Music in 41 markets to more than…

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Watch This Bouncing Ball

Open up the checkbook, pay whatever you need to crank a song. Promotion is billed back to the artist. The song becomes a hit, let’s say sells 1-2 mm. 750 – 1.5 million in revenue. Artist is more than likely unrecouped anyway. So just mechanicals have to be doled out.   Then, because the song…

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This Time We Demand Equity

It’s truly a beautiful scam. The ultimate scheme, whereas nothing is illegal. Once the labels found the bounty known as adrev, and the fact that it could replace lost recorded music income, they began plying their artists with it’s purported usefulness. That’s certainly a raised eyebrow of conflict or collusion. But still not genuine illegality….

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Integration of Spotify Libraries within Djay Pro

One of the major features making the jump from mobile to desktop is the integration of Spotify libraries within Djay Pro. As with the earlier Mac app, users can spin tracks from their iTunes libraries, but now they can also drag in songs directly from Spotify, giving them access to many millions more tracks. The…

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