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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There are very fewer “nevers” in the PR business. One of them, at least for you, should be “never deny media credentials out of spite.” Kid Rock, scheduled to open the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with a string of concerts didn’t like a column in the Detroit Free Press, so he and/or his … Continued
With all due respect to the Beatles, if he didn’t invent the concept album he certainly perfected it. First with Pink Floyd and later as a solo artist, Roger Waters has never been shy about expressing his emotions – if not kicking his audience in the teeth with them. His latest rock LP released on … Continued
‘Holy Heartbreak, Batman!’ exclaimed the USA Today on Friday as we learned of the death of actor Adam West, 88, of leukemia. The article’s headline, homage to the trademark remarks of Burt Ward’s Robin on the hit “Batman” TV program of the 1960s in which he costarred with West, was picked up in newspapers and … Continued
In recent days I was with client “Downtown Dearborn” recounting an initiative we had successfully promoted that saw the Dearborn Symphony and the city’s Green Brain Comics join forces for a pop concert of “comic book” music. One of the participants in the meeting said she had no idea people still read comics. With a … Continued
Was there anyone that wasn’t shocked and saddened to turn on the radio or TV this morning and learn of the tragic and untimely death of singer Chris Cornell? After performing last night in Detroit at the Fox Theater with the reformed Soundgarden, early media reports indicate he may have taken his own life. An … Continued