• Forests and lakes I’m getting a lot of fresh air at the moment. It’s helping a lot. Every now and then, you need a bit of scenery and oxygen. As you may have picked up, I’m in Sweden. Actually, I’m further north than most people think of when they think of Sweden. I’m just outside of Umeå, in […] dubber No responses August 1, 2014
  • A weekend at Floda 31 To the untrained eye, Floda 31 appears to be a series of about half a dozen old farmhouses and barns on a large plot of land overlooking a forest. In reality, it’s a multidisciplinary design research facility. Birmingham-born Rich Holland and his Dutch partner Marije de Haas established it (and are still building it) in […] dubber No responses July 27, 2014
  • Morning in Málaga I deliberately woke up early to catch the sunrise in Málaga today. I’m not here for long, and I want to see a little bit of it, so I think a walk before breakfast might be in order. That view above is from my hotel room. You can smell the sea from here. It’s already […] dubber No responses July 21, 2014
  • The roller coaster slows to a stop – and nobody gets off This was going to be a tweet. But it ran a little long. So I started writing it as a Facebook post. That ran over as well. So instead – this status update has to be a blog post: Got home late last night. Been right around the world and organised a couple of Music […] dubber One response March 28, 2014
  • Occupy Music: behind the scenes As I write this, I’m on my way to Brazil to shoot a documentary film called ‘Occupy Music‘ (working title). It’s about Fora do Eixo – a cooperative and collaborative system for independent music that incorporates 200 cities, 30,000 artists, 6,000 shows a year and turns over a value of around US$44m just within Brazil. […] dubber No responses July 18, 2013
  • Speaking at music events: The Uganda edition I just spent a week in Jinja, Uganda, speaking as part of the Doadoa East African Performing Arts Market. I gave a presentation about music marketing. It was, it has to be said, a very different presentation about music marketing than the one I gave at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival the previous weekend – though […] dubber No responses May 13, 2013