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By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Wedding Crashers posterThere’s a scene in the 2005 movie “The Wedding Crashers” when Jeremy Grey (played by Vince Vaughn) looks at John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and says with frustration, “A friend in need is a pest.”  In the music business, not only do you not want to be known as a pest, but it’s especially important to keep in mind when you consider that the person you are trying to get something from likel

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

So, the nominees have been announced for the next Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class.  With that, media, fans, and perhaps even some “what about me?” artists are all having their say.  I should’ve realized when I recently began this blog that, as a result, I, as a music industry professional would be required by internet law to weigh in on a topic like this too.  Yes, there is some wit in my tone there, but I’m not trying to be funny when I state what follows.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Do The Right Thing movieIn 1989 there was “a Spike Lee joint” called “Do The Right Thing.”  While only its director might be recalled rather than its stars, the title still resonates some 25 years later.  In particular, there is a ‘do the right thing’ application in the music business.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

Microphone on standWhat the world needs now, is, well, okay, yes, Burt Bacharach, Diana Ross, et al, what the world needs now, is love, sweet love.  But moreover, what the world needs now is more listening rooms.

By: Bruce Wawrzyniak

American flagI am amazed at the singers I come across that almost expect, if not demand, to be paid to sing the national anthem.

I guess it’s because they’re too busy looking around for who’s going to pay them that they don’t notice the long line of people behind them waiting for the opportunity to gladly hold the mic and belt out “and the rockets’ red glare” simply for the exposure.

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