Name Game

September 24, 2011

Haven't had time to write lately as I've been doing contract work for various branding agencies. Very hard to find time for personal projects of any kind when doing agency work. If you've worked in branding or advertising then you know the dilemma – challenges to be met, no set hours, and every deadline is yesterday. Thrills, chills & spills.

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Filed under: Blog, Branding, Digital, Identity Design, Intellectual Property, Naming by SF

The Artist Formerly Known as Reasonable: Prince’s Internet Issues

July 7, 2010

The UK’s Daily Mirror ran an interview this week with pop icon Prince that’s being panned all over the place because of the many outrageous statements the pop icon made therein about selling music on the internet.

The juciest excerpts:

“The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.”

“The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.”

And so another popstar from the 80s refuses to come to grips with the cultural and financial realities of modern media. Or so he would have us believe.

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Filed under: Apple, Blog, Intellectual Property, iTunes, Music, Publishing by SF