Category Archives: Leadership

“Art Is A Holy Pursuit” T Bone Burnett and The Value of Music

Ah, T Bone Burnett! He’s considered the godfather of the Americana movement. He’s the guy who made traditional music from folks like Maybelle Carter and The Carter Family cool in the 21st century. He’s exposed the healthy roots of American … Continue reading

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Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Didn’t Say…

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” But I wish he would have.       … Continue reading

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Nearly everyone has heard this song at one point in their lives, and wondered what in the world happened there? The original song title by Iron Butterfly was supposed to be “In The Garden of Eden,” but something happened on … Continue reading

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Using Hillary’s Cloth to Wipe The Sins of the Internet Clean

The last three posts here on Scout 66 have focused on the writing of Copyright Officer Stephen Carlisle, J.D. and what is happening with copyright law, common law, and consent decrees which you can read about here http://copyright.nova.edu. It’s all very … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Go Back To Your Double-Wide and Fry Something?

The snarky essence to introduce this post roars the attitude of the US government toward songwriters, recording and performing artists. It’s a line from the movie, “Sweet Home Alabama,” Candice Bergen’s character, Kate Hennings, chipped out of ice for all … Continue reading

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Are You A Realist, A Theorist, A Delusionist

The music business for all intents and purposes is an abstract business model. That’s because it’s a moving target, changing all the time. There’s not much about the business that’s concrete except the music itself. The music is real. It … Continue reading

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PC = Political Correctness

Being on social media is a head trip like no other. You get into people’s heads quickly on a variety of meaningful, as well as meaningless topics. There’s a lot to be learned about human nature in 140 characters or … Continue reading

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