Not Every One of Us Has the Talent of Gumshen

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Not Every One of Us Has the Talent of Gumshen

No Comments 12 October 2011

Not every one of us has the talent of Gumshen. I especially like the lyrics and the creative use of word play in the song offered up here, the sound and rhyme work of lines like “I feel the click click clinking of the clock tick ticking / It’ll never stop dragging me down down down / Melt into nothing / But you’re right beside me on this merry go round”. The chorus that follows is a perfect measure of simplicity in an otherwise sophisticated song. Of course, it also has a great lyric and musical hook, which never hurts. The band reminds me of Steely Dan - a true compliment to Gumshen - but there is something more modern here, too. The musicianship, along with the songwriting, is superb, with great grooves and shining guitar riffs.

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Facebook Musician’s Playbook

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Facebook Musician’s Playbook

No Comments 11 October 2011

Facebook released their own guide to how a musician should use Facebook to promote and market their music. It’s an Essential resource that every musician should read and implement. Facebook obviously know their system and have the foresight to see what it’s capable of.

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Spotify is on a Roll, But it’s Coming at a Cost

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Spotify is on a Roll, But it’s Coming at a Cost

No Comments 11 October 2011

The company reported a 2010 loss of $41.5 million after taxes, compared to a loss of $26 million in 2009.  The loss comes despite a 458% increase in year over year revenue to $98.8 million in 2010. Ad revenues grew from $7 million to $28 million in that period, while its subscription revenues increased from $10.6 million to $70.5 million.

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