I’m skipping Cover Friday today because my friends in Mighty Oaks released their debut album ‘Howl’ today. It immediately jumped to #1 in the German iTunes album charts, so well deserved. If you’re around Amazon or iTunes and looking to buy new music, please give them a consideration.
“The beauty of Kickstarter is that it’s not only a pre-order channel - it’s a creative process for both project creator and backers. Talk to your backers. Understand what they are looking to get. Take them on a journey.”—Linda Liukas, creator of Hello Ruby, on how to think about and organize your Kickstarter project. The full text is over at her blog, and it’s well worth a read! (via kickstarter)
Neonfaith’s song, “Escape” is trippy and transcendent, it’s also familiar and soothing. I first listened to this song, drunkenly, at 2am and fell in love with the vibe. Maybe it was the vodka, maybe it was the dark room illuminated only by my laptop but “Escape” was perfect for my mood.
Now, I’m recreating my first time listening to this tune for all you late-nighters.
In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, we talk to Andy Weissman, who is a partner at Union Square Ventures. Prior to joining USV, Andy co-founded betaworks, which both created and invested in social, real-time applications and services. We ask him about how he thinks about the music startup landscape and why people choose one service over the other.
“The very essence of capitalism is under threat as business is now seen as a personal wealth accumulator. We have to bring this world back to sanity and put the greater good ahead of self-interest. We need to fight very hard to create an environment out there that is more long term focussed and move away from short termism.”—
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
Is there a link that describes what Mr. Polman is doing to take a lead here (and that is not your uje CSR)?