Building a music startup like a tech startup

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I’m convinced that one could create some pretty compelling musical products and services in a similar manner to how one would build a tech startup, and that there are practical applications for musicians in thinking this way.

Defeating the Genres

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Most musicians seem to hate the genres and having their music put into some sort of category. They feel that these genres/labels shape perceptions, encourage prejudice, and put their music into a restrictive box. I believe that these genres and their gazillion sub-genres are really problematic to jazz and other kinds of music, and not… Read more »

Reproducing Financial Success in Jazz

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Throughout this series I will explore what successful jazz artists (or artists typically tethered to the label) such as Esperanza Spalding, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Medeski Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Snarky Puppy, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and others have in common as far as their success is… Read more »