Getting Ready for Americana Music Festival Next Week

If you love Americana music you need to be at Americana Music Festival in Nashville next week. 150+ live performances at historic venues starting with a star-studded award show at The Ryman — it’s up there with the best of the year. To get ready I asked my mom (@paulette on Beats Music — if […]

BUDDYHEAD PRESENT: PUNKS NOT DEAD, ITS RESTING

I’ve heard both sides for the arguments of punk being dead, or not dead, and I’ve gotta say… I’m pretty sure that it’s just resting. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite punk songs, but as you can see nothing newer than 2001… which is about when it took it’s nap for me. Let’s […]

For Today’s Workout: IRONMAN

[Yesterday Beats Music's Head of Hip Hop/R&B Programming Carl Chery sent me this playlist -- he knew it was my thing. Last night I took it on a test run, literally, four and half miles. I loved it and asked if he'd share it here. Enjoy. - ian] There‚Äôs a science to curating these playlists. […]

2013 LA Marathon Hurt Me Lots

Just home from running the LA Marathon. I’m showered and, thankfully, walking again. When I walked in the door I could barely pick up my right leg to take a step, the combo of an injury from today’s run and being overly chilled.i I started out as many do, feeling great, running too fast. I […]

Join Me Online or In Person at MIDEM’s Visionary Monday Tomorrow

Watch live streaming video from midem at livestream.com MIDEM asked me to host “Visionary Monday” this year, a day of talks and panels focused on engaging artists in the new music business. It’s an incredible day kicking of with Saatchi & Saatchi’s CEO Kevin Roberts, continuing with artists Paul Van Dyk, Zoe Keating, and Mark […]