How Tidal Goes Against All Current Product Development Theories

I'm not an expert in the music industry. I have no idea what the future olds for Pandora, Spotify, iTunes and now Tidal, Jay-Z's new streaming service that describes itself as, "Introducing the first music streaming service that combines the best High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial." However, …

Seeing Sting and Julio Down By the Schoolyard

You know when you are sitting around with friends listening to music and enjoying a beverage or two, and someone says, "Wouldn't be AWESOME if "Person X" and "Person Y" went on tour together?" And then you spend an hour debating what group of people you'd like to see collaborate on stage at the same time for a whole show. Springsteen and Pearl …

U2 At Qwest – Top 10 Spontaneous Decisions

So let me paint the picture for you....   It's the day after the child's prom.  In either a moment of wisdom or stupidity, I had allowed child and friends to have their post party at my house, which sent us to a hotel. So, we went to the SAM Remix party that night and had a great time with friends.  Then, we stopped by the house and …

Nike “Write the Future” Postscript

Fun little side note here to what is probably the most successful guerilla YouTube ad ever, Nike's "Write the Future.  Now, we've all seen the actual ad about a gajillion times.  I'm not sure why I was interested in digging in here - probably because I figured they created all the audio in a studio.  But it turns out the main th…

Hide Your Kids – Antoine Dodson Update

From Mashable today.. There’s a new viral music act climbing the charts lately — and it ain’t Gaga. The Gregory Brothers — of “Auto-Tune the News” fame — have scored a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their remix, “Bed Intruder,” another feather to add to a cap already feathered by a top-selli…

Random Music Review – The New Keane CD is Great

I'll remind everyone that I have no musical ability, and my tastes are rarely shared by others.  With that said, I think the new CD from Keane, Perfect Symmetry,  is going to take them from their current status of "Someone I have heard of and kind of like," to "Total World Domination." Check it out on Rhapsody or your mp3 download of choice.  I…

Metallica Discovers the Whole Interweb Thingy

Remember when Metallica was visiting Napster, trying to get music downloaders fined?  Well apparently even guys with that kind of conviction can be swayed.Wired reports that the band launched a promotion on YouTube featuring their favorite Metallica cover songs on the site. Drummer Lars Ulrich introduces their selections.  They have their own ch…

Music from the Grave

Ok, so it's an impossible list to create, but try to think about a few bands from the 80's that you would NEVER exepct to get back together for a new album 20+ years later.  Either through death, drugs, arrest, conversion or whatever, there are bands you just don't expect to see releasing a CD in 2008.With this in mind I ask, how in the world …