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Well yes, racism, but it’s more complicated

8 months ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Well yes, racism, but it’s more complicated
Last night at the GRAMMY Awards, in a head-to-head between two great female artists of our time, Adele was handed a total victory over Beyonc√©. CNN’s Lisa Respers France posed the question: is racism the reason? Well, sure. But I think it’s also more complicated and nuanced than just saying “racism did it.” Author Kevin Read More

Well, Avicii, my respect to you!

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Well, Avicii, my respect to you!
Over on the career coaching side, I talk a lot about values and boundaries. Mainly, because those are the first things we throw out the window when we only have our eyes on the “wants” we are pursuing. And every now and then, someone sets a great example. EDM DJ Tim Bergling, who performs under Read More

My (not so) minor gripe with Taylor Swift’s Grammy speech

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on My (not so) minor gripe with Taylor Swift’s Grammy speech
When Taylor Swift picked up her Album of the Year Grammy on Monday, she came with a prepared point to make. She used her short time on stage to speak to young female artists, warning them that others would try to take credit for their success. She is correct. It happens far too often that Read More

Gee, thanks X-Files…

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Gee, thanks X-Files…
If you ever wonder what a majority of people still think about country music, look no further than The X-Files episode “Babylon”. In the episode, Agent Mulder, while working on a case in Texas, pops some pills that send him on a trip. He heads out into the town and ends up in a country Read More

Dang it, Meghan Trainor…

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Dang it, Meghan Trainor…
I really wish people would pay closer attention to the meaning of words. Last night, Meghan Trainor, during her Grammy speech after winning Best New Artist (yeah, I know…that’s another story), thanked the people who supported her in becoming a performing artist “instead of seeing me as just a songwriter.” Building a successful songwriting career Read More

“We would like to see more diversity in the industry”

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on “We would like to see more diversity in the industry”
The American Association for Independent Music just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and they now have a new CEO. Richard James Burgess took over on January 5, and Billboard had a chat with him to hear his view on the indie industry and his plans for the organization. Billboard asked about an issue near and dear Read More

The letter from Scott Weiland’s ex-wife is devastating

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on The letter from Scott Weiland’s ex-wife is devastating
I’m sure many people feel they get to have an opinion about the far-too-early death of Stone Temple Pilots singer, Scott Weiland, but one that really counts is by Mary Forsberg Weiland, his ex-wife and mother of their two kids. She wrote a devastating letter, published in Rolling Stone, in which she calls December 3rd, Read More

“Team work makes the dream work!”

2 years ago Liv Carter 1
Someone I used to work with had the mildly annoying habit of resorting to “motivational” management cliches, and while I tried not to take them seriously they must have made an impact. When I looked at the country music charts this morning, and saw LOCASH‘s “I Love this Life” climbing further into the top 10, Read More

Adele is responsible for 42% of music sales this week

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Adele is responsible for 42% of music sales this week
And they say people don’t buy music anymore… Between album and track sales, Adele is set to capture 42% of this week’s US music sales. She’s already broken every sales record known, and the week isn’t even over yet. At current rate, she is set to sell 3 million copies of 25 by the end Read More

I am kind of obsessed with this Jason Isbell song

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on I am kind of obsessed with this Jason Isbell song
If you didn’t already know, Jason Isbell‘s new album, Something More than Free, is excellent. Having dealt with what he needed to deal with on Southeastern, this record is less heavy, but just as introspective, curious, and honest. The first single, ’24 Frames,’ is a bit of an obsession of mine right now. It’s an Read More