Instagram is shifting from being a photo-sharing app to videos to keep up with TikTok. This article looks at how to use Reels, IGTV, and other features to promote your band’s music.
A Puddlegum update: company development, mixing and mastering projects, and goals of a recording studio.
This article looks at ways royalties, NFTs, music crypto coins, and industry wallets could revolutionize the music industry through blockchain technology.
One year, I set out to listen to music from each decade, starting in 1910, moving forward as I heard music in context, studying music genres.
Music blogging requires a long game strategy. This post explains how to start a music blog, tools you’ll need, how to write with Google in mind, and other aspects of a music blog to consider.
A map of 350 college radio stations, and six live music streams on YouTube, playing dream pop, bedroom, lo-fi, indie.
Puddlegum looks back at how technological changes have shifted music discovery over the past twenty years. Also, there’s a side story about Father John Misty.
Ten days after Radiohead released In Rainbows, Puddlegum proposed the Binary Theory, a playlist that combines OK Computer and In Rainbows. Here are the original articles, published in October, 2007.
Puddlegum begins a series on recording gear by reviewing the classic AKG K240 headphones.
Algorithms play a huge role in music discovery (and these algorithms are akin to have a thousand friends working together to select your music), but the personal touch is still king in music discovery.
‘Stations’ is one of Spotify’s best-kept secrets. ‘Stations’ is a Pandora-like app that allows you to create stations based on multiple artists, genres, or moods.
Puddlegum will join the music industry blackout on June 2, 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd and the assaults on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. It is time that the United States confronts systemic racism. Change must take place in police...
This 2007 Puddlegum article predicted the rise of vinyl sales, and the advent of the access model (music streaming).
A recap of Puddlegum’s first month of being back. 35 articles and 5 Mixtapes in 27 days. Puddlegum is now on Hype Machine and SubmitHub!
Puddlegum looks at Every Noise At Once, a genre study that maps over 4,300 genres that Spotify recognizes. We discuss genres that Puddlegum tends to cover.
“MySpace is dying.” I wrote in 2006. Millions of bands lost their fanbase as MySpace collapsed. I think there’s a lot we can learn from this: Diversify your social networking channels.
As we all go through this crisis, we have the opportunity to be generous, to listen, to love. “Great life to live. It’s all you have to give.”
I can’t express how good it feels to write about music again. I hope to establish Puddlegum (again) as a place to find curated music. 40,000 songs are added to Spotify every day, so this is a daunting task. It’s like a waterfall of new music, and all we have is a bucket.