Archive for The Record Industry

Segarini: The Emmys, I Hear it’s My Birthday, and The VMAs. Part 1 – The Emmys

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by segarini

The Bobcast Bob May 6th 2013 Cropped

Call this a prologue if you want, but all it really is, is a FB Messenger conversation between DBAWIS contributor Darrell Vickers and myself. I love the writers who grace these pages, and Darrell (among other things, the head writer of the Johnny Carson Tonight Show for 3 years) is such a brilliant and entertaining scribe, that I can’t believe he does this for our humble pay; 2 cans of cream corn, a packet of Lik-M-Aid, and occasionally, a chicken.


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Segarini: The DBAWIS Suggestion Box

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by segarini

We all know free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it. And whether or not we have any knowledge, talent, experience, or insight in regard to any particular subject, there isn’t one of us that doesn’t have an opinion…which is a straight line gateway to that intrusive, rarely-asked-for bit of chatter known as The Suggestion.

Why do we make them? What drives us to open our yaps and share our innermost feelings regarding someone else’s life/work/project? Human Nature, Bub…the need to fix stuff whether it needs fixing or not.

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JAIMIE VERNON – An Open Letter to Musical Newbies

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by segarini

I used to run a lucrative record label full-time. I now run it occasionally when I find artists who have the desire and drive to help themselves and who only lean on me to sort out mindless applications for grants, pointers on increasing their social media exposure or answering manufacturing queries. I charge a fee to do this because my 30 years of experience deserves more than a ‘let’s go out for lunch so I can pick your brain’ remuneration. It’s like asking a prostitute to give you a happy ending in exchange for a coffee. And, yes, I do equate being in the music business with prostitution.

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