Earbender Digital Music News

Roger Dean's Earbender logo resurfaces!

Earbender.com started as a way to promote my promotion business more effectively online. I also found myself spending more time keeping up with technology as it changes the music business (distribution, consumer electronics innovations, mobile, advertising/branding).

Subsequently, the site and my social media profiles have enabled me to change […]

The Continuing Saga of CMJ, the College Music Journal

1st CMJ without an artist cover (2/02). Beginning of the end, or end of the beginning?

For the past month, CMJ, the trade magazine that has tabulated and published weekly college radio charts since the late 70s, has experienced troubles unlike any in its history. Started by Bobby Haber from WBRS at Brandeis (after […]

New and Old Media Team (Pitchfork and World Cafe) to Host Music Debate

On a recent World Cafe, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork and Dave Thompson, who wrote the book, New Music Sucks, faced off in a heated debate about new vs old music. Thompson opens the argument talking about shoes (which brings to mind “St. Hubbins – the patron saint of Quality Footwear” in Spinal Tap).

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