Archive for internet music distribution

D is for Distribution

Posted in A to Z with tags , , , , , , , on August 4, 2008 by Chris

It’s no secret that the internet has turned more than a few business models upside down. And it has spawned many new revenue channels even as it challenges the continued health of others — think of the struggle that music stores are having competing with music downloads.

But, if you take some time to understand the real impact of the internet on life, recreation, and business — and I consider myself a mere student in this area — there are some new opportunities that musicians, artists, and other creative types might find, well, liberating.

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The Heart of Pop, Part 1: The Troubador

Posted in Pop culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2008 by Chris

It’s a romantic image — the troubador. Haven’t we all been captivated by the lonely, achingly beautiful voice of a young artist? It happens again and again for me. Having my ear always cocked for this soulful serenade remains my best compass for discovering beauty and truth in the overproduced, fad-driven, and group-think traditions that propel pop music from one decade to the next. The rare artist’s unadulterated voice remains the strength that underlies pop music. The arrangements, the outfits, the concert shenanigans, and such are all decoration — important sometimes — but decoration, nonetheless.

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