March 21, 2013

Haslam’s Due Diligence Included Study of Concussions Issue

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(from Sports Business Journal, March 18, 2013)  “Face it: Football is a violent game, and every player who signs up for it understands that, and that is part of why it is so popular,” these are the recent words of Jimmy Haslam, the new owner of the Cleveland Browns. He just purchased the lower-tier NFL […]

October 11, 2012

Their Back Pages- Neil Young, Pete Townshend Lead Bumper Crop of Rock Star Memoirs, a Growing Segment of the Publishing Industry

Keith Richards 2010 bestselling memoir, "Life," set the gold standard for other rock stars' success in the publishing industry.

(from Billboard Magazine, October 6, 2012) Grandpa-aged rock gods have found a new frontier to devote their creativity and free time: the publishing industry. After Keith Richards’ 2010 memoir, “Life,” spent 22 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover Best Seller list and has now sold over half a million copies, other classic rock stars […]

September 27, 2012

Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

With the 50th reunion coming to an end, the future of the Beach Boys remains up in the air.

(from Billboard.com, September 19, 2012) The Beach Boys are no strangers to internal conflict. It seems flaring egos and sudden departures have been a trademark of the band ever since their entry into the rock and roll music scene in the 1960’s. In the midst of a celebratory 50th anniversary tour and months after the […]

September 18, 2012

Cash Kings 2012: Hip-Hop’s Top Earners

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(From Forbes.com, September 5, 2012) The Forbes 2012 list of top twenty hip-hop earners has been released, and the veterans are dominating the top of the page. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young sits atop the list with $110 million in pretax earnings, which more than doubles the $45 million year of Sean “P Diddy” Combs, earning […]