Archive for the ‘Music Industry’ Category

By Hans Ebert It takes a lot to laugh, and a train to cry, and, sometimes, it takes someone or everyone to plant a seed for inspiration to grow. These days, inspiration is in short supply around the world where brother no longer trusts brother, and the world’s power brokers are trying to convert this [...]

By Hans Ebert Again, you need to go back to where you came from to gather your bearings and remember what you either might have forgotten or never appreciated at the time. Listening to the back catalogue of Mr Chuck Berry, I only now truly understand what a “backbeat and you can’t lose it” really [...]

By Hans Ebert Last week, my favourite ‘live’ band in Hong Kong ran through an extremely funk-driven version of the Sam and Dave hit “Hold On I’m Coming”. The saying that “It’s all about the song” really rang true. The song pushed everyone in band, especially the two singers. Play great songs, and their power [...]

By Hans Ebert Much has been said about the power of music, but one has to wonder if this is truly understood or celebrated, and just how much healing power it has. Some of us have tried climbing those 12 Steps, but, for whatever reason, too often, that Higher Power is either not at home [...]

By Hans Ebert The stories from former and current staff at many of the offices about the politics and mismanagement of one of the major music companies in the region is not only a pity, it’s a bloody disgrace, especially having worked for the company when it was the leading music company in the region [...]

THE BEATLES: THANK YOU, LADS

Posted: 14th February 2017 by We-Enhance in Beatles, Music, Music Industry

By Hans Ebert Their music has been the soundtrack to many of our lives. We grew up with them. Their songs made us smile, sad, think, forgive, forget, fall in love, fall out of love, stay in love. They gave us answers when there were none. They inspired us when we needed to be picked [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend in music was trying to find “solace” in the recent cases of Alanis Morrisette being duped by her former manager for millions, and Sir Paul fighting with ATV/Sony Publishing to buy back his and John Lennon’s early catalogue of songs. Call me naive, but how did we ever get to [...]

By Hans Ebert The track “Graceland” came floating out of a racing radio station in Perth today. Where it was coming from added to what is a pretty eclectic record from a musician with a very wry sense of humour, and who, way too often is passed over when discussing those who have changed the [...]

By Hans Ebert There was an article I was reading recently about what could be described as being the “Panda-ering of Hollywood”, where there’s a very obvious strategy in place to appeal to Chinese film fans, yes, but, especially, attract more and more investors on the Mainland desperate to hitch a ride on the gravy [...]

By Hans Ebert Saying 2016 has been a bad year for music- and this year ain’t over yet- is an understatement. So is saying it’s been a bad year for the world of entertainment and the world in general. Whatever’s in the water, it’s not helped that river of life to be smooth sailing. No [...]