Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Forward Thru The Past: Austin Psych Fest, The Black Angels and Some Texas Psychedelic Originals


Stick around long enough and you can watch musical trends come and go…… Punk fades in the early 80s, goes underground and re-emerges with a (commercial) vengeance. Heavy Metal morphs through various re-incarnations, even Dance music evolves from Disco to House to Techno to whatever Step/Trap/Shake thing is happening. And so it is with Psychedelic… Read more »

Making Dollars and Sense of Copyright on YouTube


YouTube is becoming more important to the music community both in terms of marketing and revenue as well as sharing and engagement. The platform is often confused as being solely a video player. However, as YouTube grows and channel creators become more ambitious, relationships are becoming the driving force of this video machine. The traffic… Read more »

What Digital Can Learn From Physical


Who wants to know the difference between North American and European pallets? Anyone? If you don’t get it, it’s ok. Many aspects of physical distribution are lost in the digital world. However, some aspects of music distribution transcend format. While many labels have strong digital strategies in place, below are some of the more recurring… Read more »

Reach A Whole New World with Amazon AutoRip


Amazon has launched a new service and this one is for the physical product music buyers. The new service is called AutoRip. Essentially AutoRip puts the MP3 files of a physical product on the user’s Amazon Cloud Drive. Customers of AutoRip who are not premium Cloud Player subscribers will automatically become introductory tier users, which… Read more »

Embrace the YouTube Culture


Last week a client related an anecdote that made me laugh and shake my head in disbelief. It went along these lines: traveling with a group of vastly-wealthy business folks, she listened as they spoke about taking advantage of YouTube’s popularity to make money. Lacking a creative bone in their bodies, these folks spoke about… Read more »