The Mind Tricks behind Eli Lieb’s Cover of Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Cover Video

It happened again. On Friday Eli Lieb posted a video cover of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball. By Monday it had been viewed almost 500,000 times and Eli had gained over 100,000 YouTube subscribers and 30,000+ Twitter followers. It’s another case of an unknown artist gaining huge online success by covering a popular song. Recently we […]

Review of the 2013 Chicago Music Summit

Chciago Music Summit Review

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the first Chicago Music Summit put on completely free by the City of Chicago. It was a full day downtown on Michigan Avenue at the Chicago Cultural Center, a beautiful building overlooking Millennium Park. Overall it was an amazing event full of learning and networking. Here’s a […]

3 Ways To Deal With The Apathetic Silence Of YouTube

YouTube Video Views

Back when I was in a band we practiced in my parents’ basement or garage. With Roger thumpin’ the bass and Bob pounding a drum, we got some attention! Other than the occasional police presence (for noise complaints) our fan reach was limited to about two blocks. Of course, today with a simple video camera […]