How to Begin a Career in the Music Industry: Advice to Graduating Seniors

April 30, 2012


So the big day is fast approaching. You are leaving the ivory tower of college in a few weeks and are about to enter the work force. Most likely the only thought on your mind is how to get a job. The ideal is to have a job locked up and waiting for you before […]

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Unbundling the Album: A Business Case for Releasing Single Songs

February 1, 2012


There are many examples of the benefits of working in harmony with nature. When first venturing out beyond home a child is taught to walk with traffic. A carpenter achieves a cleaner result by going with the grain rather than against it. In sports a team succeeds by taking advantage of what the defense gives […]

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Spotiwhy? : Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?

October 5, 2011


Subscription music services have been dominating the news recently with the U.S. launch of Spotify and the new IHeartRadio, plus free offerings from MOG and RDIO, and the recent purchase of Napster by Rhapsody. There is a sea change occurring in all content industries moving towards streaming and subscription rather than ownership, and this transition […]

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Truth and Advertising

August 31, 2011


Among the many things I read and watch, two things stuck with me this week. They are all interrelated and come back to two things Truth and Advertising.  The first thing is the advertising campaign for Oregon and LSU college football game this Labor Day weekend. The second is a New York Times editorial on […]

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How to Structure a Company to Succeed in the Current Music Industry

June 22, 2011


Much of the talk about the music industry in recent days focuses on future transformative changes in the way music is consumed. Will it be streaming or downloads. Will we be listening to music files from an app or from a cloud, and if so, who will own that cloud? The possibilities for content in […]

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June 18, 2011


Welcome to Glacial Concepts. It is my personal think tank. When I graduated college, I had a dream to move to Washington DC, work at a think tank and create the policy and business ideas that would be necessary to protect the populace because of the natural progression of technology. I applied to different think […]

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