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Archive for August, 2009

  • The High Line – New York's Latest Public Park Where Apparently Nudity Abounds

    By Mike on August 26, 2009
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    All last year and early this year there was a lot of anticipation in the neighborhood about the High Line, a new elevated park in the Meatpacking District of the West Village. It offers great views of the neighborhood and of the Hudson River - and apparently of the people staying in The Standard Hotel in all their nudity and lewd behavior according to a report by Mike Taibbi on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
  • A Song Review: "Every Single Day" by Jennifer Daniels

    By Mike on August 25, 2009
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    Click here to see this post on The Huffington Post I’m a sucker for a good love song but these days you don’t often come across love songs that strike the right balance. They’re either clichés of themselves, cross the frontier into corny or they’re more about sex appeal and desire than about heartfelt, honest, old-fashioned yet never-out-of-style love. On […]
  • Who Should You Ask to Critique Your Songs?

    By Mike on August 24, 2009
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    Once you’ve decided that getting some expert feedback on your song is a good idea you then need to decide who is the right person to ask and how to access them. As a rule of thumb, you should try to seek out the services of someone who has been successful in the market with similar music to your own. […]
  • Why You Should Have Your Songs Professionally Critiqued

    By Mike on August 19, 2009
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    When seeking commercial success, the best, most experienced songwriters have their songs critiqued by their peers and others in their networks they respect and trust. They know they are too close to their work to be objective about it.
  • Should You Create Music Or Promote Yourself?

    By Mike on August 18, 2009
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    I get this question from time to time from bands and musicians who are seeking their big break. The world of social media is so new and is changing so quickly that it’s hard to give an answer and it’s even harder to know if any answer will hold true tomorrow. At any rate, I had an email exchange this […]
  • Annuncing The Launch of the DotCat Song Blog

    By Mike on August 17, 2009
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    Today, I’m launching The DotCat Song Blog at http://www.song.cat Music is a very large part of my daily life. It’s my day job and has been for most of my career. I’ve managed artists who have had top 5 international hit songs and as an artist in the 90’s, I myself had a couple hits. I’ve helped labels and producers […]
  • Facebook Cornering Market on E-Friends

    By Mike on August 16, 2009
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    This is an interesting article in today’s Washington Post about Facebook’s purchase of FriendFeed for $47.5 million. If the author is right and it really does give Facebook a competitive edge they didn’t have without it, I think they got it for a song. What do you think? Read the article here.
  • Social Media – Is it a Fad?

    By Mike on August 14, 2009
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    The realization that a competitor who is socially networked better than you will eat your lunch has started a stampede of businesses and brands that are jumping on the social media bandwagon even faster than individual users were adopting Facebook last year - when 100 million users joined in just 9 months.