Michael Arrington is NOT an idiot

You may have encountered talk online about Billy Bragg complaining that musicians aren’t getting money from the $850m Bebo payday. If so, the talk you’ve most likely encountered is that of TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, who pretty much denounces...

Music Think Tank

I’m really delighted to be able to announce the launch of a new group blog I’ve set up. It’s called Music Think Tank and it brings together some of my favourite thinkers in the area of online music. This is something I’ve been working on behind...

I like Bruce Warila

There are some people on the internet inventing clever new music business models. Let me introduce one of them. I’ve made it reasonably clear to you (I hope) that I distrust new music business models for the music business. Not that I think there’s no...

Knowledge is Power

It’s great that you read this blog. But sometimes you need something with a bit of meat to it. Something with a couple of hundred pages, and that you can read in the bath. There are dozens of books out there that can help you make your way in the modern music...

Net, Blogs and Rock & Roll

Long overdue… but better late than never. Looking to fill your brain with helpful stuff about music online? Go read this man’s book. David Jennings, rightly happy with his efforts I met David Jennings at the Music Tank event on Monday night. It was the...

Living Jazz Podcast

One of the highlights of my New York trip was to meet and spend time with legendary jazz pianist DD Jackson. You can eavesdrop. While in New York, I was interviewed by jazz pianist / composer D.D. Jackson (pictured right) for his Living Jazz podcast. I was losing my...