Taylor Swift performs in St. Louis, Missouri in 2013 Photo Credit: Jana Zills

Music Access Rather Than Ownership

There's been a lot of talk in the music press about terrible payouts for musicians coming from Spotify and to some degree YouTube.  Some of the biggest headlines last Fall were around news that Taylor Swift would be removing her music from Spotify.   Is this a tipping point for artists making a … [More...]

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10 Live Music Clips at Full Circle Venice: Alexa Melo, Michael Mowgli & Others

Full Circle Venice is a relatively new community of spiritual people. They've been putting on some great live showcases on Friday nights in a show called, "That Cool Music Thing," with a round-robin … [More...]

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Indie Pop Star Jhameel Kim rocks the stage

It’s YouTube indie-pop star Jhameel Kim rocking the new METal stage (at The Crest), below.  Jhameel plays 14 instruments and sings. After spending some time in the military, he turned his focus to … [More...]

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Top 7 Ways Facebook Can Save Your Business Time and Money

Most people associate being on Facebook with stolen hours and lack of productivity. For two years I actually deactivated my personal Facebook just to avoid the distractions and stay focused building … [More...]

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Social Media Week LA

One of the great things about living in Los Angeles is that you are never at a loss for great events, especially those in the tech industry. LA is going to be on event overload next week, which is … [More...]

Panasonic 4K television on display at the Consumer Electronics Show

The Future of Television is 4k & Beyond

What is 4K UHD? If you're loving your High Def TV, you may not be loving it for long. Forget 3D – when you get a look at the new 4K screens you may have a sudden case of screen envy. They have 4x the … [More...]

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7 Hot Startups Presented at The Israel Conference FutureFest

Seven hot Israel-connected startups recently pitched their companies and product offerings to an audience of VCs, tech, media and entertainment execs in Los Angeles. They were part of The Israel … [More...]

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Orson Welles: Thoughts on Studio Moguls

Some compelling material has surfaced from recorded conversations with Orson Welles. Among these conversations, Welles discusses what he thought of the old studio moguls, agents, lawyers and the new … [More...]

Goodbye to News Photographers over Photo of Occupy LA Signs

News Photographers Pushed-out at Chicago Sun-Times

About 2 weeks ago, the Chicago Sun-Times announced it was laying-off the entire photography department. They will train reporters to take photos on iPhones instead.  Photographers are picketing the … [More...]

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Personal Musings on Photography, Tech + Art

My interest in both technology and the arts goes way back... When I was growing up, my world was defined in large parts by my interest in both technology and the arts. They were always present like … [More...]

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The Art of Stunt Marketing, Food & Television

A capella singing in the streets for Oreo cookies? Pop-up banana stands stands to promote TV shows? What's going on here? Marketing stunts are nothing new, but as a cultural phenomena, the bar seems … [More...]

Music Industry Icons & Entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre

Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre: Academy for Arts, Technology & the Business of Innovation at USC

A Music Mogul and a Rap Star walk into a University... Veteren music executive-entrepreneur, Jimmy Iovine, and star rapper-turned-entrepreneur, Dr. Dre, are together donating $70 million to … [More...]

Commander Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s Space Oddity

Chris Hadfield performs Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Outer Space!

Commander Chris Hadfield performed an amazing version of David Bowie's Space Oddity in outer space, while on board the International Space Station. The song is accompanied by a most extraordinary … [More...]

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The 3D Printing Revolution

The Revolution May Not Be Televised The 3D revolution is coming but it may not be televised... at least not on a 3D television. The truly revolutionary 3D technology is not around 3D television – … [More...]

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3+ Content Curation Sites

The web is not just about telling your own stories, it's about sharing the content of others in order to prove your expertise while while generating conversations and buzz around that content. If … [More...]


6 Content Tools and Services for Bloggers

There are no shortage of tools and services for bloggers and content publishers. Here's few notable offerings exhibited at New Media Expos (formerly BlogWorld): Overblog, a blogging platform that … [More...]

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3 Tools/Services for Podcasting

I recently came across three companies offering tools or services for podcasting: Libsyn which provides podcast hosting and monetization, Bossjock Studio which provide software for producing podcasts … [More...]


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