Learnings from Six Weeks without Booze

There’s nothing like a bad hangover to motivate you to stop drinking. We’ve all said it before in those moments: “I’ll never drink again.” Yet, eventually you start feeling better, forget the terrible feeling, reach for that glass of vino and the cycle begins again… (more…)

4 Research-Backed Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance and Fire Up Your Creativity at Work

I recently read an article in The New York Times that discussed the importance of work-life balance and it struck a chord with me. Hat tip to @mikasalmi for the heads up. The article elaborated on the idea that we live in this “always-on” environment.

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2018: Most Notable Moments in the Business of Music

With each passing year, it seems the events in the music sector become more and more notable. 2018 was a year with several significant events in the music industry. It’s been out with the old and in with the new, with changes in archaic music licensing schemas to music streaming taking center stage in several arenas.

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Re-wiring Your Brain for the Better? Meet Neuroplasticity

There are a lot of stellar aspects that come with running a company. I spend my time pursuing an idea that I’m passionate about. I get to work with some amazing people. I also get to meet other great founders who figure out clever ways to tackle numerous challenges.

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Intermittent Fasting: A Possible Means for Kicking Cancer, Weight Loss, Mental Clarity, and Efficiency

It’s no secret that becoming health-focused has hit this century like a tidal wave. There’s a surplus of apps focused on health and fitness, and a limitless amount of articles and books on topics like feeling like you’re in your twenties again.

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Fixing a Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer that isn’t Drying

My Maytag dryer recently stopped fully drying.  We called the repairman and unfortunately, the earliest he could come was 10 days from the time I called him. We had already been hanging our clothes for days and I had had enough.  So I took matters into my own hands to fix the dryer myself.

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When Friends Die

As I write this, tears roll down my face like confused streams that have lost their way. For I am confused and lost. It is beyond my comprehension how such good people can be taken away so quickly and unexpectedly.

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2015 – A year of Change in the Business of Music

2015 has come and gone in a flash and it was an exciting year in music on many fronts.  Apart from the senseless tweet squabbles between various artists for publicity stunts and Kanye’s announcement that he’s running for President in 2020, there were several moments that will shape the music ecosystem for years to come.

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It’s time to ditch the old radio ad model

I’m a jazz head.  I started studying jazz guitar when I was 13 as part of a protracted negotiation with my guitar teacher.  I wanted to learn how to play Mark Knopfler’s  solo on “Sultans of Swing,” by Dire Straits.  He wanted me to learn how to play Joe Pass and Miles Davis tunes.

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How the Music Industry Is Creating a New Breed of Entrepreneur

Here’s an article that I just put up on Inc.  Bands are exploring creative ways to diversify their revenue streams and are becoming more entrepreneurial in their approach to exploring new strategies.  Perhaps an intersection of Silicon Valley and Entertainment?

Check it out here: https://www.inc.com/jeff-yasuda/how-the-music-industry-is-creating-a-new-breed-of-entrepreneur.html