What the H*ck Am I Doing?

I've been asking myself a lot about what we can do better. How can we improve upon the plans we made for these tour rollouts? What can we change to be more successful? Am I doing enough? 

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Estimating Death & Taxes

Some of this (or maybe all!) may be useless to you, but for anyone interested in managing a band, running a record label, starting a business, or becoming an independent contractor, this advice is for you.

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22 and Arthritis; RSI and Adjustments

Since June, I have been dealing with an unfortunate amount of pain. There was a day in June, right around my graduation from Drexel, where I was working out of the Jade Tree office and felt a sudden unbearable pain throughout my wrist and hand. I could barely type or scroll on my keyboard and Magic Trackpad and beyond that, I could barely move my hand.

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The Highlight Reel

Six years is a long time. I used to be a sappy 16 year old who would post Facebook status updates each day that ended with phrases such as “text it.” Now I’m a broken 22 year old suffering from RSI and severe allergies to: everything. It’s been a journey filled with good, bad, wacky, shitty and juicy moments.

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On Leaks

Leaks suck, but they’re never going to stop. That comes as someone who has reported on leaks; leaked things; fought to keep leaks from happening; and planned around leaks. Just be smart. People are so often not smart.

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Sticking the Landing from Neon to Normal

Do you remember anything more than a few song titles by Metro Station, Forever The Sickest Kids, Mercy Mercedes, or any of the others? I don’t, but I do remember the names of songs from All Time Low, Mayday Parade, and The Maine. All three of those bands have something in common as well, compared to the landfills presumably filled with destroyed Underdog Alma Mater CDs that ooze neon green, pink, and purple. They lasted. Lasted through questionable haircuts, the “swandive” of the music industry, and most impressively — major label flops.

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