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23
May

For the past two days I’ve been in conference and live music mode, attending the MusicMatters conference here in Singapore. Tuesday was a day of talks and panels about digital media and online video. Yesterday was a whole day of music industry talk, including an interview with Johnny Wright, manager…

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21
May

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned by side-project, The Society For Film. This is a collaboration with Hong Kong based film reviewer, James Marsh, who is Asian Editor for Twitchfilm and programmes for Fantastic Fest and writes for Verite Magazine and Cathay Pacific’s inflight Discovery Magazine. The core of…

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20
May

My daughter is doing a school project dealing with music’s social impact. The students are being asked to pick a decade and research songs from that period, while looking at the social issues people faced at that time. She chose to look at the 80s and her preliminary inquiry brought…

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14
May

I’ve been surprised by the positive response to my upcoming move to Tokyo. It seems like there is a lot of love out there for my soon-to-be hometown. Amongst the usual well-wishes there’s been some heartfelt expressions of passion for Tokyo and plenty of stories shared from friends and colleagues…

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13
May

Next week, Asia’s premier Music Industry conference hits Singapore again. As always MusicMatters promises to be bigger and better than ever. OK, they always promise that, but it certainly looks to be true again, as the conference continues to expand and diversify its programme. This will be my fourth time…

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13
May

From time to time I get asked about Twitter Lists. To be honest, I couldn’t use Twitter without them. Here’s my approach, along with some practical examples. Why Use Use Lists? If you follow more than a few hundred people, it becomes hard to keep track of what everyone is…

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8
May

With my album, You Can’t Deny What’s Inside, coming soon I’ve had a few requests about how to stay up to date with information on the release. So, I’ve decided to cave in and set up a mailing list. If you are anything like me, then managing your email inbox…

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5
May

Last week’s big media news in Hong Kong was the South China Morning Post’s move to buy Asia City Media Group including HK Magazine. This move brings the SCMP Group (which also publishes Hong Kong editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl and Harpar’s Bazaar) closer to a monopoly of Hong Kong English…

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2
May

I stumbled upon the title of this blogpost, an arcane description of the class of headache known as migraine, in a recent New York Review Of Books review of Hallucinations, the new book from contemporary neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. The phrase comes from a rare, Victorian Era (1873) medical book, which…

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30
Apr

As I mentioned yesterday, my time in Singapore is now drawing to a close. When I moved to Singapore in 2011, it was at end of the of a long process of thinking about which city would be the best place in Asia to grow my music and photography business….

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