NXNE 2013: 16 picks, Off The Beaten Path

NXNE 2013 is upon us.  Everyone wants your attention. Without a doubt the buzz of ‘what’s hot’ and ‘the places Read more

I Play Records - Vol 7: THE PRETENDERS first LP

I play Records: The Pretenders first LP I was just in my local record emporium, Eastside Records in Tempe, AZ, Read more

So, This Happened: Poetry In Voice 2013

So, this happened; Poetry In Voice. National Finals May 15th, 2013. Isabel Bader Theatre. Toronto. One of my favorite events Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: Good Ol' Freda and Our Nixon

SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, Good Ol' Freda and Our Nixon, at Hot Docs.  Both films feature rarely seen footage, images and Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: The Punk Singer & Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, The Punk Singer and Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, at Hot Docs. Both films explore how the Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: Elena & Wrong Time Wrong Place

SASSYTIDBITS caught Elena and Wrong Time Wrong Place at Hot Docs. The tragedy in each film comes with a the message of love Read more

Hot Docs 2013: Les Blank Retrospective, Program 1 The Maestros

We had the good fortune to be able to secure a few advance screeners for some of our top Hot Read more

Same Seven: The Milk Carton Kids

Every week we ask people the same seven questions This week meet: Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan The Milk Carton Kids Eagle Rock, Read more

So, This Happened: Patti Smith

So, This Happened; Three nights of pure bliss with Patti Smith March 7, 2013; Patti Smith – An Evening of Read more

Review: Sandra Bernhard, I Love Being Me, Don't You?

When we heard Sandra Bernhard was going to be in town performing her acclaimed one woman show “I Love Being Read more

Today’s Tidbits – July 19, 2012

Look carefully: Pop’s future, Adfonic Android, Emmy nominations, Microsoft loss, Dark Knight Rises, We Are Hunted…

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Today’s Tidbits – June 19, 2012

Morrissey

New web app Timista helps you figure out stuff to do, Morrissey tours in odd places, Twitter sensation inks Hollywood writing deal, Spotify launches free radio service, Picasso painting tagged in broad daylight, Tunisian artists launch petition, Kony 2012 campaign creators not amused by parody, big art sales expected in London

Timista figures out stuff for you to do based on where you are
from Mashable

Morrissey unveils unorthodox tour schedule
from SPIN

Twitter sensation Kelly Oxford signs Hollywood screenwriting deal
from The LA Times

Spotify launches iOS based free radio listening experience, challenges Pandora
from Bloomberg

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In The News – April 11, 2012

from WNYC

from Toronto Sun

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In The News – April 2, 2012

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SXSW Interactive 2012 – Day 5

2 parties – 2 panels – 1 lounge – 1 band – 1 DJ – Catch A Chevy – Connected Lunch – The Big Goodbye

Starting the day at panels, but waiting for the city bus does take some patience.  It makes me a little late for the Spotify panel.

Panel 1 – The Future of Music Consumption

The panel is in progress when I arrive.  The interesting aspect of being at the interactive portion of SXSW is that the panels are not all catering to artists or music industry folk.  What I like about this panel is it’s a ‘fireside chat’ with David Drainman the lead singer from Disturbed and Ken Parks from Spotify.  This is one of those times when what an artist says allows people working with technology to have a clearer understanding of the direct impact they may have on an artist.  The gist of what I am hearing from David is that Spotify and other streaming services are fantastic marketing tools, if an artist limits their thinking that these are only replacement models for old revenue streams, they are not considering the true opportunity.

Catch A Chevy

My next meeting is at the Spotify House.  Margaret has decided to make the trip with me.  Since it’s on the east side and we have walked there before, we make an excuse to find a Pedi cab to save our feet, it is day 5 after all.  Read more

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In The News – March 22, 2012

from Victoria Times Colonist

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Spotify House @SXSW ***UPDATED

Sherry is at Spotify House right now!

Try and “Spot” her. (I think I’m soooo funny)

I’m sure she’s enjoying the beverages and the snacks. (No, I’m not jealous…)

It says The Sheepdogs are playing at 4!

Follow Spotify House on twitter: @spotifysouth to see what’s going on.

There’s loads of fun stuff going on all week.

Let us know if you go there, what’s there, who you saw, what you ate/drank.

By us, I mean me…i am jealous.

 

UPDATE.

Sherry here.  I did indeed visit the Spotify House at SXSW yesterday and today. I caught two fantastic acoustic shows.   Read more

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