July, 2015 Archive

Fake It Until You Make It

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Photo Credit: Brian Schultz How would you like to have a job that requires you to be always on? Where the cameras are always rolling, and someone is always watching you? Where you smile and laugh no matter what kind of day you're having? Would you be energized? Mortified? Maybe a ...

“Amy” and the Unsolved Mystery of Amy Winehouse

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Amy, the new documentary about Amy Winehouse, is an unsolved mystery and an all-too-familiar one. You know the story: a mercurial artist dies before her time, leaving behind grieving fans and an unfinished body of work. The movie leaves us pondering why she self-destructed and provides no easy answers. Over the ...

“Be Prepared to Never Make Money on Your Work”: A Music Industry Insider Speaks

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

If you want to understand the future of the music industry, follow Cortney Harding. She is an expert at helping emerging artists find audiences through the intersection of music, branding, and technology -- the three essential requirements for any artist to succeed in the reinvented music industry. Her resume includes ...

Three Lessons I Have Learned from Jim Morrison

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Thirty four years ago today, I visited Jim Morrison's grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery to honor his memory on the tenth anniversary of his death. The moment sealed my lifetime interest in the Doors and especially Jim Morrison. But aside from providing the soundtrack to my life and fascinating me ...