Weekend Remix (or Howard Stern, Payola And Bad Dreams)
Know these chicks?
We'll get back to them in a second.
I have always loved Howard Stern. The Staff of NYHotlist explains exactly why Howard is heading for a fall. And I think they might be right…
Entertaining Reading: Want to know just how corrupt the modern music business is? Take a gander at The Assurance of Discontinuance document that's part of the Universal Music Group payola settlement. It's an 87 page pdf full of emails and letters between UMG and various radio stations. Or you can just check out the highlights on Coolfer.
Is anyone paying attention to this? An engineering firm hired by State Farm has drafted a generic, "one-size-fits-all" report that concludes all damage to homes on Mississippi's Gulf Coast was caused by "storm surge" and not hurricane-force winds.
State Farm's policies cover wind damage, but storm surge is considered flood water and is excluded from coverage.Paleez! You can check out the details of the lawsuit here.
Doomsday disciple Scott Karp is screaming this week about the Death of Advertising. He's right but is missing what's going to take it's place. We'll see if he can write what it is before I do. (note to self: stop teasing Scott, he's sensitive!:) )
Now the girls…
O.K., remember the group Dream?
Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars of payola the public ignored them. Here's a video of the ignored song. Maybe you can figure out what went wrong with their marketing plan…Explore posts in the same categories: advertising, authenticity, big business, coolfer, Dream, fame, fans, Howard Stern, New Orleans, payola, State Farm, video, YouTube