Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thirty Tigers Featured in Forbes, Daniel Pujol's NBC Interview, Wayne Coyne Talks Further Ke$ha Collabs [Newsy Bits]

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

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* Forbes recently ran a piece — penned by a somewhat dour-looking writer named Richard Busch (I might look dour, too, if my name was Dick Busch) — titled "Major Record Labels as Dinosaurs?" (question mark theirs). While it understandably meanders a bit on the front end — as long-form pieces on things like the "mainstreaming" of illegal downloading and decreasing physical sales within the music industry are wont to do — it's quite an interesting read. Most noteworthy for our purposes, however, is the primary example Mr. Busch uses when describing the "new exciting business model ... where entrepreneurs and small businesses supply needs that the major companies cannot": Nashville-based marketing/distribution/management company Thirty Tigers. The Tigers folks, as you may know, work with artists including Those Darlins, Elizabeth Cook and Drive-By Truckers. Anyway, Busch notes that companies like Thirty Tigers "may hold the key for an industry where entrepreneurs, smaller companies, and independent labels thrive." Bully for them!

* PUJOL frontman Daniel Pujol spoke with NBC's New York affiliate while he was down in Austin for SXSW, and you can see his video interview right here. The Pooj spoke about people in his community (hey, that's us!) working to better themselves and those around them, plus the Internet, and how we were all brought up to believe in limitless possibilities and so forth. Anyway, it's a little glimpse into the mind of the Pooj, so have a look.

* We told you about The Flaming Lips coming to Nashville to cut at least one track with Ke$ha — which turned out to be for the Lips' forthcoming collaborative LP. But what if that was just the beginning of a beautiful drug-addled, long-term friendship? (Kidding about the drug-addled thing, mostly.) Right, the point: Coyne tells Rolling Stone that he likes Ke$ha, and that he's considering collaborating with the Nashville-bred, trash-embracing glam-pop queen on her next record. "She's a lot of fun and crazy and open to ideas and she's creative," says Coyne. "She's all these things that you don't know." Fancy that!

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