"It's not hard to open a restaurant," says Ming-Tai Huh, restaurant owner and a director of Toast, a restaurant technology firm. "The hard part is to stay open, make money, and do it over a long period of time. I am a big believer in technology to help get there."
Maybe there’s a message in the tacky madness of Tom Ford 2018
Oh dear Lord, there is so much ugly here, I don’t even know where to look first.
Tom Ford, Mr. Cool is responsible for this.
He is also responsible for all that sleek black Gucci stuff in the 1990s. Gwynneth in the Smoking Jacket? That was Tom. Low key, sexy and chic. So what happened here?
Understanding how royalties are generated, collected and ultimately deposited in your bank account is as important as songwriting and performing - and it’s not as complicated as you think. The more you know about the business life cycle of a song, the better you’ll be at making smart decisions about your work when it’s released.
Cheshire Bridge Road is an urban planning nightmare. It’s a confused strip of gas stations, storage facilities, smoke shops, adult video stores, and car washes wrapped in a tangle of Atlanta traffic. But if you are willing to fight the traffic and ignore the ‘scenery,’ you’ll find some old school restaurants that have called this strip home for decades. You won’t find any avocado toast, smoked bison, or kombucha smoothies around here. On Cheshire Bridge, the menus are huge, the decor is defin...
Joan Didion’s unique worldview—that laser-sharp analysis of everything from the California coastline to Doors frontman Jim Morrison to her own personal grief and loss—might have been formed the day she failed to make Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California at Berkeley.
Take this simple quiz to see where you stand in the Parade of Horribles!
Guys, by now you’ve seen all the salacious tweets and read all the damning articles. But when you’re alone at the end of the day, do you sit back nursing your scotch and wonder, Am I inappropriate? Does my behavior consistently offend women? Do I regard women as objects or mere playthings? Is it wrong to think the teenage babysitter is hot? And if so, what are the odds I’ll be exposed?
Take this simple quiz and see
Back in the old days, sometime around 1992, the most information that advertisers could glean about you was your age and where you lived. In today's mobile marketplace, that seems almost quaint.
Modern media companies and their advertisers can parse each page impression down to almost every single attribute of a viewer. They collect data from across all digital platforms, including phones, tablets, desktops, and televisions, and distill it into specific data groups: "working women over 40 who...
Buzz and Backlash: A Short History of Pepsi's Bleed...
It’s my opinion that Nora Ephron never should have left journalism. Sure there was a lot more money to be made writing and directing major motion pictures like When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle, but Ephron had a gift for magazine writing. She had the kind of personal style some writers attend pricey retreats and workshops to acquire. She didn’t just interview her subjects–she brought you into their various worlds and gave you room to explore every corner to your heart’s content.
Songwriters dream of hearing their music in every far-flung corner of the world. Right now your music could be wafting through the streets of Tel-Aviv, Tijuana or Tokyo. Keeping track of what has been played where and by whom across the globe can be complicated, expensive and time consuming, but since international markets are a great source of revenue it makes sense to understand some international music basics.
International v. Domestic Publishing
We know the music business is worth billion...
Songwriters should know how to show off their work with the best advantage and how to make sure they are paid for their work. While not used by every songwriter, lyric sheets and split sheets are two important documents that may be of use to you as you grow, and something that you need to know how to create and use.
A Nashville music publisher says she hears the words “I want a publishing deal” more often than “Let’s grab some coffee.” A traditional music publishing deal might seem glamorous to new songwriters, but when do you really need one and do you need one to manage the business side of your career? The answer might actually be no, or at least not straight away.
Savvy musicians know that YouTube is one of the best ways to locate fans and potential fans around the world. If you’ve started your own YouTube Channel, you’re on your way, but are you taking all the right steps to earn royalties from your songs on YouTube?
Every time someone uses one of your songs in a video they’ve posted on YouTube, you can earn royalties as that song’s rights owner. Whether it’s a recording of a gig you recently played or a cat video with your song as backup music.