The first episode of my new podcast I do with my good friend Zack Zarrillo of Property of Zack is now available. We discuss music, the music business, tech and a bunch of other fun stuff. You can find it on all of the various formats which are linked below as well as a summary of this episode.
How do bands act when they’re blowing up or getting hype?
- How do those in the music industry act when they smell potential?
- The Hotelier on the by-product of Home, Like NoPlace There Is.
Who Deserves Credit for Making Emo Cool Again?
- Scott Heisel v the world’s Twitter thread.
- The Wire’s excellent column on the aftermath.
- Pop-punk’s Credibility Problem, a roundtable with Ian Cohen and The Greatest Generation Tour.
Beats Music’s shift in strategy. Is it too late? Probably not.
- Beats is cool. Is Ellen? Subscriber count in the low six figures.
- Cough up 30%. Beats’ iOS in-app purchase strategy change.
- Rdio is getting better quality playback.
- Ian Rogers versus free.
Hypocrisy got its quota filled with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
- Do you feel like a man when you’re an asshole to photographers?
- Creative Commons. Worth a read.
- Is “Face Down” just a song from Tell All Your Friends? I miss 2003 (I was 12 – ZZ).
Bands mentioned: The Hotelier, Man Overboard, Modern Baseball, Transit
Apps mentioned: Beats, Rdio, Spotify
Recommendations: (I Think) I’m Leaving by Better Off, Flies In All Directions by Weatherbox, Crooks In Paradise by Crooks, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Jodorwosky’s Dune.
- Get More Fans: A 700 page, extensive guide with the resources and methods to promote your band. Detailing everything you need to know to get people to listen to your music and the art around it. Now with 20 more pages including a bonus chapter on the daily habits you can do to get fans for your music.