Monthly Archives: May 2009

Directional Assistance

all photos ©mikeseverson 2009 I’ve taken many images lately of street markers, arrows, signs, and cross walks.  It’s interesting the subject matter the eye picks up at different points in life.

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Irving Azoff And The “De-Monetization” Of The Music Industry

The following article from Business Week is a very telling sign. Is there any reason not to believe that artist management is now in the drivers seat for the music industry?  A place where 360 deals are a natural part … Continue reading

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Seth Godin Tribes Video

During Country Radio Seminar Seth Godin was the keynote speaker and had much to say on the future of marketing and social media.  In another recent presentation to TED, Seth argues the that the Internet has ended mass marketing and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger – Shaun Groves “If the Music Business Dies”

Artist Shaun Groves posted this piece on his web site blog.  It’s some good stuff that every artist needs to read and understand.  I appreciate him allowing me to re-post. The management company that represented icons Michael W. Smith and … Continue reading

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Endangered Localism

My friend and writer extraordinaire Ken Tucker has a blog.  It’s one of my favorites, so you should check it out. About a month ago he posted this piece on the deconstruction of local radio and the move toward a … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Joel Burke

Where do I go from here? By Joel Burke Over the past few months in talking with people, I have heard countless times, “Where do I go from here? For some, it’s because of their own choices, but mostly … Continue reading

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Musical Balancing Act

I was thinking about musical artists who are completely uncompromising in their art form, but are simultaneously trying to score big hits on the chart.  That’s a tough road to travel.  Decisions typically have to be made either to stick … Continue reading

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