What is the next record? Moving beyond the recording industry

What will the next format be to usher in a new music industry, like the record did in the 20th century? The 20th century saw the rise of consumerist culture as a response to mass production causing supply to outgrow consumer demand. An example of this phenomenon is 20th century fashion which became highly cyclical […]

Treat Twitter like a visual medium & sync your Instagram posts to it

Here’s a little hack I use to share my Instagram photos to Twitter automatically. Many years ago, Instagram decided to disable its Twitter cards integration, meaning photos posted to Instagram and then shared on Twitter, no longer showed up as an image but instead just as a descriptive text + link. It’s a common strategy […]

What music startup founders often get wrong

Doing a consumer facing music startup is hard. Especially if you don’t understand what gives music value. One of the hardest aspects of building music startups is the fact that you’re dealing with a two-sided marketplace scenario. This means you have to build up one side of your marketplace in order to attract the other. […]

The next 3 interfaces for music’s near future

Our changing media reality means everyone in music will have to come to grips with three important new trends. Understanding the music business means understanding how people access, discover, and continuously listen to music. This used to be the record player, cassette player, radio, cd player, and now increasingly happens on our computers and smartphones. […]