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Music and Brand Marketing’s Biggest Night

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Next Wednesday, January 31st, is what I cheekily like to call “music and brand marketing’s biggest night.” It’s the annual Music Clio Awards aka the Grammys of music advertising. This year, the event has been folded into Grammy Week in …

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Go Time

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2024 is shifting into full gear. I’m looking at the roadmap and it’s power packed. Last weekend kicked off Award Season with The Golden Globes, honoring the best and brightest of 2023 across film & TV. This week focuses on …

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New Year, New Heroes

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We are in need of new heroes. Not just public defenders of the people, but also those with a vision we can all get behind. I feel like this is a big opportunity. We need to help find and develop …

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Closing the Book on 2023

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As my long-time readers know, there’s nothing I love more than a good recap. So, today I want to highlight the trends of 2023 that will shape the arc of 2024 as we all try to zero in on “what’s …

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Why Miami Matters

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Reporting live from Miami Art Week, the most culturally important event of the year. Yeah, I SAID IT! What started as a single festival (Art Basel) that took advantage of Miami’s not-so-winter weather is now a week of creative abundance …

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Thanksgiving Week Festivities

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I can’t believe it’s here, and yes, I feel that way every year. From Labor Day to Hanukkah and Christmas, the time goes by in the blink of an eye. No time for Friendsgiving for me this year. I’m headed …

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Super Serve the Super Fans

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For the longest time, the artist didn’t know who their customer was. They were either going through the record label, Ticketmaster, the promoter, the record store, Spotify, or another monolith. The conversation between the artist and the fan didn’t exist. …

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The New Champions Anthem ⚾

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Last week, MLB concluded a remarkable season with a new champion. At the beginning of the season, MLB made some changes that performed very well for the game, including the addition of a pitch clock and larger bases. According to …

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Pumpkin Spice Halloween

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When you think of October, a couple staples come to mind: Halloween and, of course, pumpkins! This time of year, I’m a pumpkin fanatic. In 2003, Starbucks invented the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte and forever changed the seasonal beverage game. …

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Data + Taste

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This week at Mondo, during our session, we announced our partnership with music data powerhouse, Chartmetric, to roll out a comprehensive monthly report dubbed “Stat of the Week.” This weekly digest delves into the most talked about brand partnerships in …

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Web3 2023

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Recently, Alex and I were asked for our take on the state of Web3 in music as part of a trend report from Hype Research. On a macro level, there are many factors that make it hard to predict the future: We …

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Seemingly Ranch

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The biggest thing in culture this week isn’t the fact that the Forbes CMO Summit and Billboard’s Latin Music Week took place in the same Miami hotel at the same time (although I did wind up seeing Peso Pluma in a …

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The Music AI Briefing

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I was recently asked by a friend what she should think about when it comes to music and AI, so I put a document together and decided to share it here. Although AI has been around a long time, it …

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Fall Preview Season

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As we head into the Fall preview season, one of the most anticipated releases will be coming from The Rolling Stones, who are due to drop on October 20th. This is the Stones’ second record in as many years. After …

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The Magic of Miami

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Between the VMAs, Apple’s Wonderlust event, Fashion Week, and the start of NFL season, pop culture talkability may be at its annual peak this week. I’m back in Miami and although our peak season starts in October, it’s a big …