Can you believe how quickly this sharing software worked its way into our values and vocabulary?
Author Archive: David M Ross
Like fire, the printing press and electricity, the digital revolution is proving itself a transformative cultural and societal event…
New research evidence has emerged to support country music’s increasing popularity. NPD Group’s Annual Music Study 2012 measured a 1% increase in the percentage of Country music fans to a total of 28%. Fans of Classic Rock, previously the top format choice dropped 2% to 27%.
Those of us leveraging the Secrets of the List to communicate and build our brand might want to echo Jimmy Fallon, who writes on-air Thank You notes every Friday. Why? Because we share an email epidemic of spam, unwanted marketing subscriptions, social media alerts and much more. Plus the Email Arms Race to help solve this [...]
If we’re talking solely about the action on the field, it was a Ravens victory over the 49ers 34-31. But there were lots of scores when one considers audience engagement and a number of impressive records set. For example, total social media activity was 3 times greater this year with over 52.5 million mentions according [...]
Muve Music which boasts about 1.1 million U.S. subscribers has released “most-played” music lists for 2012 categorized by various musical formats including HipHop, Pop, Latin, Country, and more. Muve Music is available to wireless Cricket customers on Android phones as part the mobile carrier’s unlimited talk, data and texting plans which start at about $50 [...]
Copy Culture, “explores the loose distinction, present in copyright law and social practice, between public and private copying—between making small numbers of copies for personal use and making large numbers of copies for wider distribution.”
Could January be the “jingle jangle morning” that Bob Dylan writes about in his song, “Mr. Tambourine Man”? A time to review the gains and losses of the previous year? If so, there is plenty for the music industry to ponder. And hey, “I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to…” so [...]
There’s an operating systems (OS) war going on between Apple, Android and Microsoft—and mobile devices are the front lines where it’s being fought. Each OS wants to lure you into its walled garden of apps and connected pathways in the hopes you’ll become so comfortable with its proprietary solutions you’ll never leave. Therefore, I wasn’t [...]