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business models, strategies and technologies

Musical frameworking and depths of appreciation

Music performances in different contexts unravel new dimensions of capability  – and audience appreciation Post-Napster, and ever since the arrival of Spotify and streaming services ad libitum, live performances have become the cornerstone of many musical artists’ income – especially the big/known names. Think Rolling Stones, still rockin’ home bucketfuls of bucks after all these years. But the live performance game is a’...

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Repackaging music performances – The Piano Guys example

Sometimes good ideas take on a non-PC guise – business lessons from Mormon piano playing Lessons can be learnt and ideas kidnapped from the most unlikely sources – including those far beyond the realm of mainstream political correctness. By chance, I noticed that one of the few acts willing to perform at the Trump inaugural bash on 20 January 2017 was The Piano Guys. I’d...

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AI meets art, and builds business

AI is a moniker currently much bandied around in management-speak. It becomes wholly more comprehensible and concrete in down-to-earth operational settings. Algorithms meet art Manually re-drawing just one static image into a different artistic style has traditionally required serious artistic and artisanal skill, and almost always takes a prohibitively long time – and that’s what people use Photoshop for. Doing this same thing for a...

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