File Sharing. Unauthorized audio videos. Outright music pirating. All continue to serve as means by which consumers can secure music content without actually paying for it. One band, however, is showing particular marketing aplomb in getting its brand new album tunes into the hands of its paying fans, including understanding the dynamics of music consumption, … Continued
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Time was you listened to your favorite music radio station who would play a new single from a forthcoming album while keeping you informed of the album release date (which your local record store also typically listed on a sign board weeks in advance in their shop). New album is released, head to record store, … Continued
Over the past five years the Metro Detroit business community has grown at a degree not seen in literally decades, led in large part by a resurgent city center downtown where, with a nod to Dan Gilbert’s Quicken, more and more people are coming to live, work and play. Yet, is it sustainable? On Wednesday … Continued
I don’t know what I’m up against. I don’t know what it’s all about. I got so much to think about…This week, former pop idol David Cassidy announced to the world that he has dementia and, after nearly 50 years of performing, he is retiring. His life has been an extreme rollercoaster ride that has … Continued
All my friends are heathens, take it slow / Wait for them to ask you who you know / Please don’t make any sudden moves / You don’t know the half of the abuse. Thus opens the new song by Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” from one of the year’s most anticipated movies, “Suicide Squad”, in … Continued
Baseball has long been known as the national pastime and for good reason. Nothing quite beats sitting in the stands on a long summer night, watching talented athletes compete on manicured fields while enjoying the requisite hot dogs, peanuts and a “cold one”. And nowhere is the fun and frivolity more endearing (and enduring) than … Continued