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This Is Not My Beautiful Career

by Paul Rapp August 6, 2015


  I’ve criticized the always-fascinating David Byrne in the past for some of his public proclamations about the music business. In 2006-2007 he was wondering aloud whether record companies were necessary in the digital age, which ...


Taylor Swiftboat

by Paul Rapp June 25, 2015


  Apple finally announced that it was going to launch a music streaming service, years too late. Here’s the company that singlehandedly revolutionized the music business 10 years ago with the one-two punch of the iPod ...

Offa My Cloud (Part Deux)

by Paul Rapp June 29, 2011

I’m in Montreal at the jazz festival (more on that next week), but I’ll put down my breakfast beer just long enough to inform you about the latest doings in the ...