“Winter is Coming”

Desperately trying to finish the “Game of Thrones” book and watch the remaining episodes of the season 1 HBO show before April 1st when the second season airs – I know everyone is going to be flipping out about it and I want to be able to share in the joy of it all without having the story spoiled… Fitting in a little reading time into the daily routine wherever I can!

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FIFA is taken to task

During my 2010 summer Music Business Internship at Sony Music South Africa, I was able to get a first hand look at what went on during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup for which Sony was one of the main sponsoring partners. This article takes a look at what a music company partnership with a powerhouse such as FIFA really means – a great collaboration or just a lot of confusion for fans and consumers? Read more here

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Grieving an Industry and Moving On

During a panel discussion at BMI Nashville TN in March 2010, Steven Day of Skaggs Family Records gave a talk about the state of the music industry and compared it to the 5 stages of grief. His tips about the future of music marketing were both thought provoking and highly insightful. Read the whole article here

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Artists and their Business – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is considered on of the most powerful women in the music industry today, and that’s not just because of her outrageous outfits, huge stage presence or album sales – her skills as a successful business woman surpass many of her other talents as well. I investigate some of these in this article published in The Music Business Journal from Berklee College of Music published in February 2010. Read the article here

 

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Legends – Here’s to those that shape us

As my first blog post, I thought it would be fit­ting to start at the begin­ning since, this week­end, I’ve been forced to remem­ber how I started singing due to the pass­ing of the great Whit­ney Hous­ton. I still vividly remem­ber the days of my child­hood as a three year old tod­dler singing “I Will Always Love You” with a hair­brush as my micro­phone, the perime­ter of our pool as my stage, and my par­ents and grand­par­ents as my faith­ful fans. Whit­ney filled the music indus­try with so much hope, tal­ent, ambi­tion and inspi­ra­tion, I don’t think

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