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The SXSW Round Up

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SXSW isn’t back, but it’s still fun. I’m still rooting for it. It’s still worth going. Considering how distracted we all were by the looming banking collapse, SX’s opening weekend was pretty inspiring. Austin is still rad and being back …

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Will New Owners Revive SXSW?

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Greetings from D.C., where I’m teaching The Streaming Revolution at American University’s Kogod School of Business. We’re past the halfway point this semester and I’m happy with how things have turned out so far. This week, we’re diving into short-form …

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Manager Mindset

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Yesterday, I had the honor of delivering the closing keynote at the Music Managers Forum in Miami. I was interviewed by the Miami Chapter leader, Matt Limones. The event was an invite-only gathering of managers and movers in Miami’s music scene. It took …

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The Other Type of “AI”

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I’ve been thinking a lot about “anticipatory intelligence” since discovering the term this holiday season. Typically used in national security settings to sense, predict, and warn of changing conditions or threats that may require a rapid response or shift in …

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Brands Find Their Funny Bone

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We have the pleasure of working with The Impractical Jokers and their team. The Jokers are a special troupe. These friends from high school grew up in Staten Island and are living life in such a fun way. They write, …

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A Bevy of Ads

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It’s almost Superbowl Sunday, the biggest single day sporting event of the year. All eyes will be on the big game and even more eyes will be on the commercials and halftime show. For many reasons, this year won’t be …

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The 2023 Brand Renaissance

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Does anyone else feel it in the air? It took a month to settle in, but the 2023 renaissance has arrived, and I’m not only talking about the Beyonce tour announced this AM. This weekend is music’s biggest night, then …

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Web3 So Far in ‘23

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We’re two weeks into the year, and I’m disappointed with Web3’s performance so far. Back when we were spending way too much time on Clubhouse (yes, I’m waxing slightly nostalgic about the pandemic) Web3 was really giving WAGMI vibes. Now, …

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The Year of the Racquet

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Welcome to what has been officially dubbed “Circle Back Week”. 2023 is starting to fire on all cylinders. This week, there’s a lot of talk about ChatGPT, The Golden Globes, and the new music industry business models that Lucian is …

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

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Unless you’re in Vegas for CES, most of us only have one foot in the office this week. Truth be told, I’m back on the road today headed to Minnesota for a retreat. Having offered my list of 2023 predictions …

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Opportunity in Crisis

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I’m not going to lie, the roaring twenty twenties are not playing out the way I hoped. We went from a pandemic to a recession to a paranormal state of potential crisis. But there is opportunity in crisis. The world …

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Just Dropped: The 2022 Trend Report

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As the year winds down, it’s a great time to reflect. 2022 was rough, but it had a few key themes. The new normal of inflation is out of control. There has been massive economic pain inflicted on the global …

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It’s Bigger than Basel

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While Art Basel celebrates its 20th year in Miami, it’s really Miami Art Week as a whole that has everyone’s attention. It feels like the early days of SXSW down here and it’s so much bigger than Basel now. Don’t …

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Stacked Holiday Weekend

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As wild and uncertain as times are, and as hard as this year has been, I’m steadfast in counting my blessings and doing my best to live in the present. There’s a lot to be grateful for. Tonight is Thanksgiving …