You Need Amazon’s ‘Gortimer Gibbon’s’ Playlist in Your Life

Amazon has recently added a playlist to their SoundCloud and you must stop what you’re doing and listen to it. The playlist features cover versions of tracks from Amazon original series  Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. I must admit, when I first glanced at this I scoffed. These are among the most beloved songs in the history of…

What You Can Learn From Other Artists (Even if You Dislike Their Music)

Popular music is filled with examples of divisive artists. You know, those artists whose mere existence results in passion in extremes – you love them or you hate them. A critical mistake many musicians make is dismissing those acts rather than paying attention to what they can learn from their careers, regardless of their genre or persona. Let’s…

Artists Respond to Orlando Attack With Music

In the wake of last week’s hate-fueled rampage in Orlando, the music community is responding the only way it knows how: Songwriters are writing songs and singers are singing them. Christina Aguilera has released a new single, “Change”, which she’s dedicated to victims of the Orlando attack. She’s also donating all proceeds from the single…

What Prince’s Death Can Teach You About Protecting Your Career

Following Prince’s April 21 death reports began to surface that the singer left no will stating what was to become of his estate. This seemed an impossibility for so many reasons. Prince was one of the most business-oriented artists in the history of the music industry. He was a forefather of the DIY ethos so many…

Sitar Teli Provides Much Needed Reality Check Regarding Music and Start-Ups

At a Midem’s June 3 panel titled ‘Startups & Corporations: from Competition to Coopetition’, Connect Venture’s Sitar Teli offered a contrary opinion to that of her peers. While the other panelists spoke highly of the music industry and its  relationship with VC and startup culture, Teli strongly disagreed. When asked if music and tech companies have arrived…

Prince’s Cause of Death Revealed

The Associated Press has reported that Prince’s cause of death was opioid overdose. After the singer was found unconscious in an elevator in his Paisley Park compound on April 21 rumors around the cause of death began to swirl and now test results have confirmed what many speculated. No matter his cause of death, it’s tragic…

Radiohead Perform “Creep” in Paris

Every so often Radiohead acknowledge that “Creep” exists. Not hailing Pablo Honey as one of their greatest albums given what followed is understandable. That said, without “Creep” none of the rest of that music would have ever come to be. I loved it when it was released and I love it still. Even if they…

Sinead O’Connor Found Safe

Sinead O’Connor has been found safe, according to authorizes. After being reported missing yesterday O’Connor was found a short time ago at a Chicago hotel and has been taken to an area hospital. No further information has been made available at this time. 

Sinead O’Connor Missing, Suicidal

Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor has been missing since Sunday, May 15. O’Connor went for a bike ride in a Chicago suburb and hasn’t been seen or heard from since around 1pm yesterday. O’Connor’s missing person’s report has her listed as “missing suicidal“, yet no reports indicate whether that is based on current incidents or Ms. O’Connor’s…