State of Mind: The LA Times and the Business of Culture

by Casey Dolan It’s almost too obvious what must be said about the recent promotions at the Los Angeles Times in Calendar. The media news and job resource website, http://www.mediabistro.com/, says “It’s not about slashing jobs so…we like it,” but even a cursory examination of the dual appointments of Sallie Hofmeister and Craig Turner should raise some… Read More State of Mind: The LA Times and the Business of Culture

Here, There & Everywhere: The Ellington Quarter

By Don Heckman It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.  The U.S. Mint has just announced the issuance of a District of Columbia quarter featuring the image of Duke Ellington.  The quarter represents the first appearance by an African-American musician on a U.S. coin. Ellington was selected over abolitionist Frederick Douglas and… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The Ellington Quarter

Humor: 24 Things Producers Don’t Want To Hear But Always Do

Once again, we’ve had a message from iRoM’s Grammy-winning producer/composer/musician  friend, providing us with another sage commentary about what it takes to survive in the record business: 24 Things Producers Don’t Want To Hear But Always Do 1. “I think we need a trombone” 2. “Did you know my wife sings?” 3. “I am doing… Read More Humor: 24 Things Producers Don’t Want To Hear But Always Do

You Too Can Have U2 For Free

by Casey Dolan Fans of the Irish band U2 can hear an exclusive preview of their new album, “No Line on the Horizon,” streaming for free on http://www.myspace.com/u2, the official MySpace Music profile site, starting today. The album will be released on March 3 and also be available for purchase from MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/music. “No Line on the… Read More You Too Can Have U2 For Free