SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was introduced as a series of events highlighting both the unique location and year-round music…

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an explosion of opportunities in the digital space. Wearable devices such as Google Glass,…

A&R in a Digital Age

A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part because streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube are fragmenting the music…

Shazam!

Music identification technology has changed the way consumers and brands interact, both by creating new ways to consume and discover content and by influencing how…

The Power of False Pretense

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy likes, views, shares, or followers. From the beginning of social media, users have sought…

Game Changing Data

Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon knew this 400 years ago. In business-to-consumer businesses, where knowledge of the customer base is a key asset, his dictum…

Live Performance 2.0

Although technology may have destroyed the recorded music market, it has played a significant role in enhancing live performances. Recent developments need to be heeded…

facebook mines music

Facebook Mines Music

Facebook announced it’s highly anticipated integration of a variety of media services at its F8 conference last month, putting to rest months of speculation as…