Since this is a slow week for most of us, I’m going to use it to review the most-read posts of 2011. I’m going to start with a post that actually was written in 2010 but through the long-tail seems to have been read a lot over the past year as well. The inspiration was a piece on Milli Vanilli, the infamous muscial duo, and it deals with being authentic. In reading the piece again, I’m struck by how little things have changed since I’ve written it. But you tell me.
“It’s not about being authentic anymore, it’s about entertaining,” says the man whose Grammy for best new artist was revoked 20 years ago — the only take-back in Recording Academy history. That’s a quote from an article this morning in USA Today which I thought was about more than music. In fact, if you read between the lines, there are some great business lessons in there which have nothing to do with making music! Continue reading