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Friday, January 18, 2019
                                                                                                         








Mckinsey’s Blockchain Warning Irks Crypto Hipsters
By Andrew Orlowski (The Register) -- Blockchain companies are upset with management consultant McKinsey for pointing out the technology is stubbornly stuck at base camp after years of hype. … Companies should only conduct a blockchain experiment if the need - a real world problem - is really there, and can’t be solved by more proven conventional technology, such as a database. There should be a clear ROI too. In most cases it’s a solution looking for a problem, the consultant advised.

The Evolution of Memes
By Perry Kostidakis -- Memes have emerged as one of the primary methods of communication on the internet. … Anything can become a meme—even people, and if you’re really lucky, becoming a meme can turn you into a celebrity.

Music And Lifestyle Companies are Jockeying For Each Other's Audiences. Who Will Win?
By Cherie Hu (Get Revue) --Music and lifestyle brands, competing for attention on the same platforms, are trying to expand horizontally and steal each other’s audiences in order to strengthen their own.

[If you are serious about wanting to succeed in the entertainment business, watching this could be the best 25 minutes you will ever spend.]
VIDEO: The Entertainment Business Survival Guide.  
(C Barker Productions) -- Music mixer Casey Barker explains the consistent qualities and attributes he's seen from those who have attained success in the entertainment business from songwriters, musicians, film makers, producers, engineers and executives in the 11 years that he's been running his freelance business in Nashville. [Thanks to Etan Rosenbloom for the link.]

The 6 Best Places To Learn Music Online
By Jamie Ehrenfeld (Bandzoogle)

New Music Education Series SOUND FIELD From PBS Digital Studios Breaks Down the History And Culture Behind Our Most Beloved Tunes
By Mary Anne Lane (NPR) -- This week, PBS Digital Studios announced the premiere of a new original series, SOUND FIELD, taking viewers on a deep dive into the history and culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles.

3 Steps to YouTube Tags
By Bobby Owsinski (Music 3.0) -- These 3 tips can not only help new viewers find you, but increase the chances that they’ll find more of your videos after they’ve found the first one.

Why We All Lose When Political Issues Become Pop Marketing Gimmicks
By Sirin Kale (The Quietus)

The Apple TV Can Do So Much More Than Stream Netflix: Impress Your Friends With These Tricks
By Todd Haselton (CNBC)

How Spotify Is Trying to Take Over Nashville
By Joseph Hudak (Rolling Stone)

Can You Actually Make Electronic Folk Music?
By Patrick McGuire (FlyPaper) -- I’m not going to leave you in suspense. Yes, you can make electronic folk music, and some people like to call it folktronica.  [Thanks to Etan Rosenbloom for the link.].

[SPEBSQSA – Say it isn’t so.]
The Barbershop Harmony Society Is Embracing Big Changes
By Dave Paulson (Nashville Tennessean)

Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)
By Brian X. Chen (NY Times) -- A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that.

Christmas Songs Netted 23 Slots On The Hot 100 Chart, and Helped Classic Artists Chart For The First Time In Decades.
By Chris Mench (Genius) -- The 2018 holiday season is over, and the dust has finally settled on the huge impact of Christmas music on the charts

These Photographers Documented New York’s Legendary Punk Scene
By Nicole DeMarco (i-D) -- From Blondie to the Ramones, i-D spoke to Roberta Bayley and GODLIS to find out just what made CBGB’s so special. [Just reading “Siren Song” by Seymour Stein. He and his fabled record label, Sire Records, were deeply involved in the CBGB scene … and many other scenes around the world. Most interesting to me is his take on so many of the legionary record industry executives, agents, lawyers, managers, PR people, etc. that made the music industry cook during the 60s, 70s and 80s.– DK] 



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