Re-Blog on How a Generation Killed the Record Industy as We Knew It

Music biz analytics

courtesy of Elite allrights reserved by











The old music industry is dead. We’re standing in the ruins of a business built on private jets, Cristal, $18 CDs and million-dollar recording budgets.

We’re in the midst of the greatest music industry disruption of the past 100 years. A fundamental shift has occurred — a shift that Millennials are driving.

For the first time, record sales aren’t enough to make an artist’s career, and they certainly aren’t enough to ensure success. The old music industry clung desperately to sales to survive, but that model is long gone.

Even superstars have it tough. Pitbull — despite having 50 million Facebook fans and nearly 170 million YouTube plays — has sold less than 10 million albums in his entire career. This is the reality of the new music industry, which is built off of liquid attention, not record sales.

Why? Well, the answer lies with us ,  the Millennials. We’ve taken over the music industry by controlling the two things that matter most:


1. The Demand

The music industry is just like any other big business: It follows cash. Over the past two decades, music has suffered through the CD bubble, torrents, Napster, iTunes (with Apple taking a 30 percent cut of everything) and now, the ubiquity of streaming services, which reduces sales below the already rock-bottom level.

The music industry has been rocked by new trends and over the past few years, has succumbed to a state of near free-fall. It’s clutching whatever few straws are left in an attempt to salvage profit from the remains of its broken business models.

As music becomes more and more entrenched in the digital realm, Millennials have emerged as the dominant consumers. More importantly, we dominate the most promising emerging market for music: mobile devices. We use music, media and entertainment apps more than 75 percent more and social sharing apps about 20 percent more frequently than any other age group.

In a nutshell, Millennials consume the most music and tell the greatest number of people about it. While it’s obvious that consumption is important, why is it so important that we share what we listen to?

The old music industry had a banner metric of artist success: album sales. For years, album sales have been declining and the growth of singles and streaming services have accelerated the trend.

As we’ve transitioned into a digital music economy, new measures of success have emerged. A new generation of artists has hit the scene and they thrive on attention rather than units of music they sell.

The attention has become just as valuable as our likelihood to purchase, as it leads to festival and performance attendance, merchandising sales and other sources of revenue. However, we still won’t buy your music.

Read the complete story:





GOT $20 BUCKS? U GET 3 TIMES PhiL! JUNE 27,28,29 Da Weekend wit PhiLip BeLL

posted by #blues2jazzguy

Actor PhiL Bell is inviting You, Friends and all their friends to come out and  Have fun ALL WeeKend. June 27-29

Spend da Weekend wit Phil for $20 Bucks..  3 Different SHOWS. per Day!!. 3 DAyS of Pure Fun, Music,& REAL TaLk !!


Here’s whats Cookin’ !!

Got PhiL? da Weekend wit  PhiLip Bell

This is a festival of 3 days and 3 different shows starring PhiLip Bell, with host Roz Browne, live band Nem featuring Maggie Daniec (Keys), Sumit Das ( Bass), Jon Monter (Guitar) & Sivan Carmi (Drums) June 27 -29 @ 7:30 pm. 

3 Shows 3 Nites 1 Price $20 or $10 per show!! 
323 674 5024 

actor PhiLip Bell as Bardu Ali in Howlin Blues & Dirty      Dogs Now Showing

actor PhiLip Bell as Bardu Ali in Howlin Blues & Dirty Dogs Now Showing

Friday Chillin’ wit PhiL a nite of songs featuring Jazz, Calypso and R&B, with live band and special guest vocalists Erin Elizabeth Muir & Saudia Yasmein.

Saturday U PhiL Me? a night of eclectic R&B & Hip Hop featuring ORIGINAL music from PhiL’s CD available on iTunes with special guest Rap Artist, Huned P da Eagle

Sunday Tha Intimate PhiL the no bars held , life’s up & downs and faith journey with live band, music and monologue. REAL TalK !!

Spend your weekend with PhiL & see what everyone is raving about!!!

3 Shows 3 Nites 1 Price $20 or 10 per show!!! 


  RSVP NOW      323 674 5024                    






1950s singer Johnny Ace(PhiL Bell) Scene from play Howlin Blues & Dirty Dogs

1950s singer Johnny Ace(PhiL Bell)  scene from play Howlin Blues & Dirty Dogs

Pledging my Love – See Phil Bell in action in a weekend Festival ; Got PhiL? Da Weekend wit
PhiLip Bell    June 27,28,29        3 Days, 3  different Shows – One Price $20   Call 323-674-5024


Hipster Sanctuary

posted by staff    #@jazz2bluesguy

The TPC  Partnership Group The TPC Partnership Group

Larry James Robinson, Tu’Nook and Carla Dupree-Clark sat down and planned their partnership around a common theme, produce quality plays.  All three were already successful in their own right as life individuals, family, friends and career. Something else was missing,  The need for consistent, quality shows that didn’t spill a drop of high-integrity themes around African-American  unsung characters. So far, that has paid off in multiple NAACP Theater Awards for Best Director, Including Best costumes, Best Sound, and Best  Ensemble. The awards were garnered by Carla  Dupree Clark including nominations in  Best Playwright, and Best Director of a Musical bestowed on her masterpiece “North on  South Central”.   Ms. Clark and her partners didn’t  rest on their laurels, and quickly  banged out another hit play with “Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Dogs”  winning another Best Director of a Musical , from Beverly Hills/Hollywood  NAACP…

View original post 395 more words

Actor Creates Incredible Weekend of Original Music,Chillin’ and Real Talk

Got PhiL? da Weekend wit PhiLip Bell

This is a festival of  three(3 )days and three(3) different shows starring PhiLip Bell, with Host, Roz Browne,

live band ‘Nem featuring Maggie Daniec (Keys), Sumit Das ( Bass), Jon Monter (Guitar) & Sivan Carmi (Drums) June 27 -29 @ 7:30 pm. each night.             

3 Shows 3 Nites 1 Price $20 or 10 per show!!!   
323-674-5024             Phil Bell headshot AAAAA



*Friday  –  Chillin’ wit PhiL – a nite of songs  featuring Jazz, Calypso and R&B, with live band with special guest vocalists Erin Elizabeth Muir & Saudia Yasmein.

*Saturday-  U PhiL Me?  a night  of eclectic R&B & Hip Hop featuring music from PhiL’s CD, U PhiL Me? (available on iTunes) special guest Rap Artist,    Huned P da Eagle

*Sunday  “Tha Intimate PhiL”  the no bars held back, life ups & downs and faith’s journey featuring live band, music and monologue.




A great way to spend the weekend with friends, and to meet new friends  as you experience, Unlimited Talent…@  The Performers Corner 214 Hardy Street(off La Brea Blvd.)Inglewood,Calif 90301                          RSVP TODAY!  Limited Seating!!

 GoT PhiL? da Weekend wit PhiLip Bell    

Spend your weekend with PhiL and see just what everyone is raving about!!

3 Shows 3 Nights 1 Price $20 or $10 per show!!

On Coping with Writer’s Block

Good stuff

Black coffee and cigarettes

writing 2

I haven’t written for a very long time.

I joined a creative writing class a while ago to help me through my ‘writer’s block’ – can you call yourself a writer if you don’t write? – and I managed to produce a total of 500 words over the entire four-week course. A paltry amount by any standards, though the course itself was brilliant.

One of the suggestions from my fellow writers was to write about why I don’t write. I’ve been thinking a lot about the reasons I don’t write lately so this seemed as good a place to kick off my writing again as any. And also address why I call myself a writer in the first place – a hard sell in the writing void of the last few months.

In my professional life, I have been a public relations consultant, a journalist and now, an editor. Words…

View original post 1,499 more words