To most Americans, Venezuela sounds like ‘the most unlikely of places’ for music industry development. This assumption is, in my opinion, biased. Countries ruled by radical left- wing governments remind Americans of Comunism, for some reason. The average American thinks that the rules of capitalism do not apply in this country. Whenever you think of…

The Voice rocks. All others are pretenders to the spinning throne. One of the beauties of mass media is the sense that we are all discovering something together — sharing a moment with millions of strangers. Over the last decade, the popularity of shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent (AGT), and The Voice demonstrates that people…

Everything is political. Politics are everywhere. All around is. In everyone. Even those who are ‘not interested in Politics’ are political actors. If you do not vote, for instance, you are choosing something all the same. Economics and Politics go hand in hand, also. Since the music businessoperates under the rules of capitalism, it is…

This is a story of resistence. Del Cielito Records is an Argentinian recording studio and independent record label. It sells physical records. Independently. In South America. Call it ‘the mother of all struggles’. In order to understand what Del Cielito is so special, first there is something you should know. Argentina has a very extensive…

How does Dr. Dre make a good album in 2015? The same way he used to make great ones — by getting a lot of help from his friends. Recognizing and recruiting talent has always been the Dr.’s specialty. At this point, Dre is more of a conductor than a producer. He chronicles movements in…

What you are about to read is not as much about Economy as it is about creativity. Actually, if you think about it, ideas have an economy of their own. The word ‘economy’ is usually paired with ‘money’, as if they were one and the same thing. Sigmund Freud used to talk about libidinal economy,…