[Originally published at Hypebot in August, 2012.]
Rock band Murder By Death recently achieved the honor of having the third highest funded Kickstarter music campaign after Amanda Palmer and Five Iron Frenzy. Exceeding their $100,000 goal, their final pledge total was $187,048. I spoke with lead singer Adam Turla over the weekend and he shared the details of the campaign. Read more ›
[Originally published at Hypebot in January 2013.]
From time to time concepts and approaches from the world of tech startups have relevance to indie and DIY musicians. Recently the concept of “One Key Metric” has been making the rounds of Silicon Valley. Though not a new idea, the recent attention has resulted in some useful exploration. It’s particularly relevant to emerging musicians attempting to establish a business-like focus that doesn’t get in the way of making art. Read more ›
An excerpt from Crowdfunding For Musicians: Understanding Music Crowdfunding: Definitions and the Four Types of Crowdfunding (August 2012).
Ethan Mollick provides a reasonable definition of crowdfunding in his draft document, The Dynamics of Crowdfunding: Determinants of Success and Failure (July 25, 2012, p. 5):
“Crowdfunding refers to a variety of different efforts by entrepreneurs – cultural, social, and for-profit – to fund their efforts by drawing on relatively small contributions from a relatively large number of individuals using the internet, without standard financial intermediaries.” Read more ›
After a brief journey, Flux Research now has a new home, though not the one pictured.
I’ve blogged at Flux Research sporadically for a few years on a Typepad-powered blog. That still exists at a Typepad domain and you can access the following content: Read more ›
[Originally posted at All World Dance circa 2011.)
Since I’m returning my focus to All World Dance, I think I should share my personal and professional history as a dancer with you, dear readers!
I started dancing in high school in the mid-70′s in Raleigh, North Carolina. I sang in vocal ensembles and choirs from preschool on but my first dance performance was around 1976 in The Music Man at Raleigh Little Theatre. I really enjoyed it and started to take a few tap classes and ponder a possible future in musical theater. Read more ›