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Podcast 9: Numbers

Dubber and Steve talk about statistics, paying attention to your numbers – and whether you might not be better off just not bothering. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:23 —...

Advice for Danish jazz musicians

I spent last week at Vallekilde, about an hour outside of Copenhagen, at an annual event called Summer Session. It’s an intensive retreat for jazz musicians hosted by national agency Jazz Danmark. They invite world-class artists to come along and work with the...

The 3 types of music industry blog

I’ve taken what you might call a professional interest in the writing of ‘new music industry’ bloggers and pundits over the past decade, and while there is a great deal of disagreement among them, they all have certain similarities about their...

Un-Convention Factory

Un-convention Factory from Un-convention on Vimeo. Calling the UKs best creative talent. Get involved in a music first… As part of a larger event called Unknown Pleasures, celebrating the life of Ian Curtis on the 30th anniversary of his death, Un-Convention has been...

Tour Smart Top 5

Martin Atkins, drummer from Public Image, Killing Joke and Nine Inch Nails wrote a book called Tour Smart. He does a good bit of public speaking, and we’re on the same wavelength about a lot of stuff. In fact, people have described him to me as “New Music...

Unconsultancy wrap-up

Unconsultancy in Manchester went well, I think. I certainly had a good time meeting some amazing people. Thanks to Andy from Indielab for organising it, taking me out for dinner, and letting me sleep in his house. Brilliant job all...