Posts Tagged ‘Doug Morris and Sony Music’

More Jimmy Iovine, please and far more of the different groups of producers as this has brought about a HUGE new element to the inner workings of what it will take to be an “American Idol”. I just kept wishing there could be more- much more- of the studio work and far less of the [...]

Quiet revolutions used to work as did the old saying about, “Evolution. Not Revolution”. The songs of Dylan, Lennon, before them, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and later, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Neil Young, Stephen Still, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and way too many others to name, were all part of this Quiet Revolution and [...]

The news that Doug Morris has joined Sony Music is headline news- at least music industry headline news. The news that his move to Sony has been delayed is also in the industry news. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/8350606/No-early-exit-to-Sony-for-Universals-Doug-Morris.html Frankly, I couldn’t give a shit about Doug Morris joining Sony.Sure, age is a frame of mind, and the 72-year-old [...]

Once upon a time, a good A&R person was priceless. They found the artists, they signed them up, they nurtured them, they knew which songs would be hits and they drove the entire creative process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artists_and_repertoire Over the years, with armies of “Digital Folks” and New Media Experts and new media marketing and traditional marketing [...]

THE WE-ENHANCE BLOG ROLL [TISSUE 3] “The Internet enabled everybody to steal,” Jones argues, asserting that in many countries, as much as 95% to 99% of the music is pirated. Jones pointed to China as one of the biggest offenders, and said sales of albums have plummeted as a result. He said top artists like [...]