Posts Tagged ‘music’

Now that’s what I call crowdSPRING

Kevin | November 2nd, 2011

If you ever happen upon the cS office it’s a madhouse of…well, normal office stuff. All things considered, it’s actually really quiet save for the occasional passing train, phone call and click clack of keyboards. But at each desk there’s more often than not a musical smorgasbord. We recently polled  the office for their heavy […]

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Sweet Music Doc Straight Out of Austin

Bianca | May 2nd, 2011

Echotone, is a stellar documentary covering life in the Live Music Capital of the World, also known as Austin, TX.  As people flock to Austin to experience its eclectic music culture, it produces a catch-22 for those working artists and their new neighbors.  Echotone showcases the fight between the preservation of the music scene and […]

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10 things entrepreneurs can learn from musicians

Mike | March 21st, 2011

I have written several posts now about ways entrepreneurs can learn from people and from the world around them. A few months ago I wrote about how much we can learn from kids (e.g. kids know how to entertain themselves) and last month I shared thoughts about what we can learn from dogs (e.g. dogs love […]

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The (ongoing) evolution of an industry

Mike | March 24th, 2010

Everyone knows that the music industry is struggling, right? Pirating, reduced concert ticket sales, and fair use issues have combined to send record company execs scurrying for solutions and scrambling to figure out new revenue streams. NPR’s On The Media (with our friend Bob Garfield) recently devoted an entire episode to a great discussion of […]

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Pepsi and Will.i.am think crowdsourcing is cool–do you?

Bethany | October 5th, 2009

So I’m laying on my couch, watching my stories (one of my many reality tv shows that Kevin likes to call “stories”) when a commercial comes on.  Usually I flip over to E! during this time to catch up on my news, but for some reason, this commercial caught my attention. Will.i.am, from the Black […]

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The king of pop is dead. Long live the king of pop.

Chris | June 26th, 2009

All of us here at crowdSPRING saddened with the passing of Michael Jackson yesterday. But mourning was quickly replaced with warm-hearted memories and reflection – how his music had taken part in all our lives. He was a legend, an artist, and a creative force that effected both the music industry and popular culture in […]

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I Love Vimeo

Chad | March 23rd, 2009

I use Vimeo to document the artists on K that come to Chicago.  When I ran into an issue of not being able to upload as much HD content as I would like early last year, Vimeo’s dalas verdugo was there to help by increasing my weekly capacity on the spot.  I mentioned to dalas […]

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1 Percent Inspiration, 99 Percent Perspiration

Ross | August 11th, 2008

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison. It’s one thing for artists to be inspired by the work of others. It’s quite another to simply borrow without permission or compensation, what someone else has worked hard to create. Last week, Mike posted an article about Girl Talk – the stage […]

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Industry Revolution: Music

Ross | June 30th, 2008

The Industrial Revolution, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, brought with it significant changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. In the latter part of the 18th century, the labor-intensive economy of Great Britain was gradually being supplemented by machinery. For example, the introduction of steam power and powered machinery significantly increased production capacity. […]

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