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Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up
Must Read(s) Of The Week:
David Byrne seems to be coming around. He’s the former leader of the Talking Heads and well known as a progressive thinker.
While he’s bashed the internet in the past, stating it stifles all creativity, in this NY Times article, he makes good sense from an artist perspective about how the music industry needs more transparency (the cool buzz word of the year) when it comes to revenue streams.
Read this and reply with whether you agree or disagree? We may use your responses in a future blog post, so let us know if we can or can’t include your name.
(Big thanks to my big brother, Enrique, for initially texting me this link.)
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Pic of the Week #1:
Doc Marcone and your Professor Philp broke break with 2-time Grammy winner Rob Fusari and his manager, Jayne (don’t forget the Y) DiGregorio last week. Rob co-wrote and produced tunes for Lady Gaga, Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston, and many more.
He wants to say hello to you. We’re working on that.
Must Read of the Week #2:
This is a very long read. But if you’re into how companies work and why some succeed massively before failing even worse, click on the link. It’s very interesting and can easily fit into the entertainment industry (think of what Napster did to the major label groups).
Pic of the Week #2:
Ukuleles at a music store in Corning, NY. Could a drummer ever learn how to play one?
Pic of the Week #3:
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