Through the ears of an entrepreneur

Category Archives: Indie

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Creativity is what sets us apart

OkGo is one of those bands that has always been on my iPod, but I’ve never gone online and watched their music videos… until recently. After playing their video “This Too Shall Pass,” I was left in a state of … Continue reading

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Through the Ears of an Intern

When I was in the fifth grade, I begged my parents to let me take choir as my musical elective instead of having to suffer another year struggling with the violin. They said no, and when I made the comment … Continue reading

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Kids These Days…

Back in college, I was really into punk music. This was many moons ago. Seriously, lots of them. I’m old. I don’t know how many moons are in a year, but if you multiply whatever that number is by thirteen, … Continue reading

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Roll Away Your Stone

I was talking to a bunch of older folks the other day (and yes, I realize I’m one of the “elders” at Small Army, but I’m not there…yet) and they were going on and on about how no one makes … Continue reading

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We just love makin’ ads, dude

About a year ago my roommate asked if a local Boston band called The Thin Heir could play an acoustic show in our living room. Not knowing anything about them, I asked her to send me some of their stuff … Continue reading

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Why We Share

About a year ago, I saw Passion Pit at the House of Blues in Boston. I had never heard of them prior to the show, but after the concert, I was hooked. They’ve quickly moved to the top of my … Continue reading

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Getting Discovered: Myspace vs. BandCamp

My brother and I recently embarked on the self-promotion path. We are both songwriters and musicians and social media is an extremely valuable tool to share our music, tell our story and, ideally, get discovered. Being that my brother is … Continue reading

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Learning how to listen

When at first I learned to speak. I used all my words to fight. With him and her and you and me. Ahh, but it’s just a waste of time. Yeah it’s such a waste of time. -The Avett Brothers … Continue reading

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On the Wavves of an entrepreneur

This song, “Take on the World” by the Wavves is NPR’s  music pick of the day. The article is about how this band has done an awesome job of not embracing high fidelity. It reminds me of listening to music … Continue reading

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Portrait of the artist as a marketing entrepreneur

“The way that our album looks, the way that our music sounds, the words that we use in the lyrics, the way the videos look – it’s all essentially a part of the same thing which is Vampire Weekend…I think … Continue reading

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