TikTok’s music festival is coming

TikTok’s music festival is coming

TikTok is going … offline. TikTok is hosting an in-person music festival called TikTok In the Mix, featuring artists like Cardi B, Anitta, Charlie Puth, and Niall Horan. Ok, so not entirely offline … the event will be livestreamed on TikTok. I think this is Tik Tok’s...
The vinyl revival has gone mainstream

The vinyl revival has gone mainstream

The vinyl revival has gone mainstream. It was bound to happen. Where there is money to be made, the large players will gather… The vinyl revival, now in its second decade, is attracting buyers across generations, genders, and genres. 25-34-year-olds in America are...
B.B. King visits a prison on Thanksgiving

B.B. King visits a prison on Thanksgiving

Would you spend Thanksgiving in a prison? 🦃 B.B. King did. And it turned into one of his most memorable & iconic shows. He said it was his greatest live performance ever. Takeaway: When you shine the light on others this Thanksgiving, the more it comes back on...
TikTok’s music festival is coming

U2 @ The Sphere

I’m all for over-the-top music spectacles. And this one takes the cake. 🎂 U2 is performing a 36-show residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas, a 17,500-person capacity venue built for art, where the entire building acts as a speaker. The band received $10 million from the...
TikTok’s music festival is coming

Forgotify!

Is there too much music out there? Yes! A website calls Forgotify showcases ~4 million songs on Spotify that have never been played. Forgotify randomly selects & plays these unheard songs in an effort to uncover hidden gems and support lesser-known artists. When...
TikTok’s music festival is coming

On stem separators

Good music is greater than the sum of its parts. But what if you wanted to separate that sum into … parts? I’m talking about stem separation tools. Another innovation brought to you by AI. Load a song, press a button. Out comes the individual tracks (vocals, bass,...
TikTok’s music festival is coming

What can Hollywood learn from the music biz?

What can Hollywood learn from the music biz? Share data! When I release a song, I know how many streams it gets. The platforms tell you… When I release a film, it’s difficult to find out… Taylor Swift and other musicians rely on valuable data to promote their work in...
7 things to do in Memphis

7 things to do in Memphis

Memphis is a music town. There’s so much music, soul, and history in these parts. I grew up playing jazz music, so I’ve long felt a kinship to New Orleans. It wasn’t until visiting Memphis that my interest in the history of Rock and Soul was awakened...
TikTok’s music festival is coming

Sleep Music

Sleep music is big biz. 😴💸 The market for sleep music has been growing, with artists like Alanis Morrisette, Moby, and more releasing calming and relaxing music specifically designed for sleep and relaxation. Streaming platforms like Spotify offer playlists dedicated...