Tag Archives: Rolling Stone

Slain in the Spirit of Father John Misty

Author screenshot of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. I don’t go to church as often as I used to, but I always attend Father John Misty’s services when he is in town. For a Father John Misty concert is a … Continue reading

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How an Album Cover Helped Unleash an Outlaw

During the golden age of album-oriented rock, when a Led Zeppelin double album could sell a million copies before its ship date, country music was for rednecks who wore manure-crusted boots to bed — or at least, that’s what the recording … Continue reading

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Why Every Year Is the Year of Miley Cyrus

It’s time for the Miley Cyrus bashers to wake up to a stark reality: Miley Cyrus ain’t going away. Not in 2014. Not anytime soon. Why? Because when you peel away the layers of twerk-inspired controversy, Miley Cyrus is creating … Continue reading

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How One Tweet from Jimmy Page Turned “Ramblize” into a Media Sensation

How did an obscure song that was languishing on YouTube for two years suddenly capture the interest of music journalists? Two words: Jimmy Page. Here’s the scoop: on November 15, the guitar god shared via Twitter a cryptic message about … Continue reading

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5 Customer Experience Lessons from Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Live Acts Now

If you want to improve your customer experience, read the recently published Rolling Stone overview of the 50 greatest live acts now. The best live acts do something all brands aspire to do: create an experience that make their fans … Continue reading

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Is rock dead?

What does the future look like for rock and roll? It’s a question that will surely be on the minds of participants at the 2012 South by Southwest Music festival, which kicks off this week. I believe the future of … Continue reading

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Nice guys finish first

Last year I blogged about how Twitter was a catalyst in the forming of a co-branding relationship that I formed with indie musician AM and Razorfish (where I was in charge of marketing). Since then, digital has once again helped … Continue reading

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The marketing genius of “Led Zeppelin IV”

Imagine if Apple unveiled the latest iPhone without a logo or if Lady Gaga had released Born This Way without her name, face, or album title on the cover. That’s what Led Zeppelin did 40 years ago when the band … Continue reading

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The reincarnation of Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is the latest example of how sudden death ignites the career of a down-and-out, self-destructive artist. You see it happen time and again: a troubled celebrity dies unexpectedly. Said celebrity then realizes a surge in PR popularity and … Continue reading

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Life and death in the news business

The June 9 Advertising Age read like an obituary for the news publishing industry. On Page 1, Ad Age reported that U.S. News & World Report is dropping to a biweekly frequency in response to declining ad page sales and … Continue reading

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