Tag Archives: Audience

The Crucial Twenty Percent

I’ve heard it said that the following applies.  It’s the 20/60/20 rule: 20% of people will hate you, no matter what kind of art you make, or what kind of person you are.  It doesn’t matter.  They’ll hate the way … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Effect of Pay to Play on Artists

Yesterday, I posted an article about the prevalence of pay to play, or payola, in modern mainstream radio.  It isn’t officially acknowledged, or even legal, but it goes on in many clandestine and disguised ways.  Rest assured that any mainstream … Continue reading

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The Future of Live Music

There are some demographic trends that are worth paying attention to, because they are likely to have an impact on the opportunities for musicians to play their music to live audiences. The first trend is that young people are eschewing … Continue reading

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What You Care About Is Crucial

I’ve spent a working lifetime bringing things into existence that didn’t exist before.  I’ve been making things for a long time and I have noticed something crucial about collaborative efforts, whether they are software development, large art projects, the recording … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

Life is fast.  It’s perhaps stating the obvious, but the pace of information, that routinely flows in our direction, is like never before.  With so much competition for our attention and so much competition for the attention of our audiences, … Continue reading

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