Mmm, Peppery

In asking for suggestions for potential merch that we could have on hand at shows, K-Billy suggested dd69 pepper spray.  He didn’t elaborate as to whether it would be for the band to use (you know, for a Bob’s Country Bunker kind of night) or if it would be for[…]

Timely Articles

Just a couple days after posting some thoughts on the value of music, including waxing nostalgic for album covers, I ran across a couple of related things. First, a cool article on album covers over at the Discmakers blog. It was nice to see some of the comments echoed my[…]

What’s Music Worth Today, Anyway?

On Friday during a break at a Skinny Moo gig, I was talking to bassist extraordinaire Mike “Brown Note” Crow about the way people consume music nowadays.  We talked about the fact that when people download songs or albums, maybe they get some small digital copy of the album cover,[…]

drunkdude69, Brought To You By…

Since I’ve been thinking about the whole “no one wants to pay for music anymore” idea, along with the “Metallica brought to you by Summer’s Eve” thing, I wasn’t really surprised to find this article at TechCrunch.com. From the article (about Microsoft sponsoring an entire episode of Family Guy): Really[…]

Podcamp 4: Summer’s Eve Presents Metallica (pt 2)

Continuing the thought from the previous post, here was another prevailing opinion from the excellent Podcamp 4 panel on “Promoting Music Through Social Media”: Record companies are essentially useless to artists at this stage, at least at the “you’re-not-super-famous-already” level. Future music will be released via corporate sponsorship (the brilliant[…]

Podcamp 4: Marketing Music with Social Media (pt 1)

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Podcamp Pittsburgh 4, a social media conference put on by a big bunch of fellow media enthusiasts. It was spectacular. I was motivated, inspired, educated, and at some points, possibly a little tipsy. And it was great to make some new[…]