Posts Tagged ‘Jac Holzman’

By Hans Ebert No one said it would be easy. But no one also warned that it would be so damn tough to make it in music. Of course, it wasn’t always like this. But there’s always hope. It’s about finding it that’s what is inspiring and keeps one from falling off the edge or [...]

By Hans Ebert A friend recently asked who is the best music company executive. The “best” in any industry is tough to name these days as so much is hidden from view with smoke and mirrors creating illusions (and delusion) of success, whereas in the music industry, the impression, rightly or wrongly, is that it’s [...]

By Hans Ebert “There’s something happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?” Dylan sang those lines years ago without realising just how many “Mister Joneses” have been given a free pass to run free in so many industries. Look at what has been allowed to happen in the theatre of [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s been a great deal of chatter recently about this term known as “A&R” (Artists and Repertoire), its importance, especially to a major music company, and the rise and influence of the A&R person, who, in many ways, has become the Rock Star executive within the often dated structure of a music [...]

(Source: Deviant Art) They probably didn’t realize they were, but the Beatles were very creative marketers. Most of us probably didn’t understand it at the time either as it was always all about the music and the Fab Four wearing white hats, constantly riding into coming our lives and making it just that bit better- [...]

One of the key problems we face today is that everyone thinks they can do anything and that everyone is an expert on something. Or everything. Just like the speed in which we communicate through a new “abbreviated language” , instant “experts” have become the norm and are accepted. It often reminds me of that [...]

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 [...]