Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jimi Hendrix oldest known clip
In the Jimi James period
YouTube is so wonderful

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome to 21st Century
Taylor Swift 2010 U.S. tour sells in minutes
U2 frustration at album sales for its most recent release

Welcome to the 21st Century. Veteran rockers U2 worry about sales and 19 years old Taylor Swift is selling out concert tours in minutes, like Miley Cyrus did in 2007 but could not in 2009. Music industry is fickled and rapidly changing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lovesick over Lovesick Radio
Building the Band Brand:
Becoming famous in the 21st Century

This is how you market. I’ve had dozens of bad bands requesting an add on MySpace recently.

I’m exclusive. I’ve turned down some pretty good musicians. You have to be TOP NOTCH to be on my MySpace. You have to understand 21st Century marketing.

Tonight I got an e-vite from Lovesick Radio. Last band I heard this good were Tempe’s The Maine. Lovesick Radio blows them away.

If one of my heroes, Rick Derringer, is not one of their influences, I don’t know music. Yes, they’ve studied the hair bands and updated it for the 21st Century.

They’re doing the right things. Their MySpace songs are less than 90 seconds (except for one). They put their videos up on YouTube. If they are as Building the Band Brand cognizant with 21st Century technology, they’ll learn about this post by searching their name (and having a Google notification sent) daily at Twitter and

Believe they’re already on Way to go, guys. You’re doing all the right things. I love your sound – harkens back to my youth. Let me know when you’re playing the Sonoran desert. Want to see your act live. Bet you’re great. Who would get top bill, you or Emily Osment? That’d be a show I’d pay Jonas Brother or Miley Cyrus money to see!

To Lovesick Radio: remember the words of Zig Ziglar, See you at the top!

Only one complaint. After watching the live video, would love to help them with their stage presence – so important. Guys, it’s worth spending the $5,000 or so to have a Hollywood stage presence. Compare what Mitchel Musso is doing; or, shudder, Honor Society. Don’t change your sound, but please, change your stage wardrobe – except for the naked drummer there. Of course, I’m thinking that’s an early video and rough. Sure they’re fantastic now. If not, I could help!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Before you sign a recording contract
Investigate the label’s marketing department
Emily Osment making All the Right Wrongs

Was all set to dismiss Emily Osment’s All the Right Wrongs. First, her record label publicity department took a week to get back to me. Second, they blew off credential requests for a Tween Music blog in the blogosphere top five percent. So we’re not the New York Times. Really, how long ago did a Tween read the NYT’s?

Would have loved to seen her at Los Angeles’ House of Blues, but her record label decided against letting me in. Would have been the second time in one week seeing her. Was going to pay, but the label’s attitude turned me off and was ready to totally dismiss Osment.

This morning I heard tracks from the new EP. I love her voice. She utilizes the Hollywood/Disney formula of pop. It is time for SOMEONE to transgress this and transport us into the second decade of the 21st Century as Jimi Hendrix ushered in the 1970s with something brand new.

Wish Ms. Osment luck, but my experience with her record label makes me wonder. We’ll see.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

You can learn EVERYTHING on Twitter
Music stars announcing their periods
TweenMusic responsible for Miley leaving Twitter?

First it was Miley Cyrus announcing when it was that time of the month for her. Miley's gone from Twitter and we can't kick her to the curb anymore (see reason Miley Cyrus left Twitter here). Today Pink did it - can you use Pink and period on the Internet?

The upside of having "ur girly times" is big boobies. That is if you're as flat chested as I am. Positive spin is very important to me

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Was going to say what not to do in performance, but he went to #2 and was stopped only by Beatles Yesterday
Not too bad

Selena Gomez uses protection
You should too
Being in band as much about teamwork
As being in sports

Watch this Selena Gomez video. First, it demonstrates teamwork on the part of the band. That's why being in a band is good for teenagers. Not everyone is going to be the football star, so being in a band, even the school marching band, teaches teamwork.

Also, notice the monitor/earplugs she uses. Nothing worse than a reformed anything. I have major hearing loss (gone in one ear forever). Use protection when you play; or go to concerts and shows! Don't take those babies with you. They can stay with family or friends.

ep 7 band rehearsal

Selena Gomez |MySpace Music Videos

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1
Must be Christmas time
CBS Internet radio
Posts holiday stations

Seems like only yesterday it was 104 (it was). Oct. 1 - must be time for Christmas music. I admit I listen to AOL radio and Yahoo. Both became CBS Internet radio, same as, at the beginning of the year. CBS is the #1 broadcaster in the world (read evil empire). CBS has its holiday music up.