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Lindsey Stirling at the Roxy – November 12, 2012

November 12th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 2 Comments ·

I stumbled across a couple of her videos on YouTube and was impressed.  While her choice of material left something to be desired, her musicianship was excellent and she had a good sense of staging and theatrics.  I also fully support artists who have rebuked the business model of signing with a major (or even […]

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Producers I Have Known – Brad Gilbert

September 4th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · No Comments ·

Another producer I once worked with is Brad Gilbert. Brad never hesitated to tell you that he was the son of Ron Gilbert, who (among other accomplishments) was one of the producers of the 1970 movie “Diary of a Mad Housewife”, starring Carrie Snodgress. I ran into Brad when I was President of Gold Circle […]

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Producers I Have Known – Pieter Kroonenburg and Gary Howsam

September 3rd, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 4 Comments ·

One day at a party I ran into this guy Pieter Kroonenburg.  We hit it off right away, maybe it’s because we shared Dutch ancestry (he sometimes spelled his last name Kroonenberg).  Kroonenburg’s partner was a Canadian producer named Gary Howsam.  Their company was called Kingsborough Pictures.  “I’m the senior partner in this relationship,” Kroonenburg […]

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Weird Scenes Inside the Warner Music Group

August 7th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 2 Comments ·

After I was unceremoniously fired from Capitol I spent Spring of 1993 writing and producing independent records for a couple of artists I was friends with. In July I got a call from Danny Goldberg to meet him at Maple Drive, an industry restaurant in Beverly Hills. I had known of him for years as […]

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Special Markets

August 4th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 2 Comments ·

If you’re a recording artist and your record company starts talking about “Special Markets,” run as fast as you can in the other direction. When I was Vice President of Capitol Records, this was one of the divisions reporting through its distribution company. Though used by all record companies as a descriptor for a certain […]

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Eight Miles High and When You Touch Down – Hopefully, Never!

May 28th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 5 Comments ·

DAVID KRONEMYER: “Eight Miles High” is one of the greatest songs of all time.  It influenced me significantly and from what I can discern from multiple sources had major social-cultural impact also.  It doesn’t help that I idolize the Byrds and McGuinn is one of my musical heroes ever since I can remember walking around […]

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Clear Channel Diversifies into Doing Something, Though Nobody Is Clear on Exactly What

January 18th, 2012 by David Kronemyer · 2 Comments ·

New blog post on the Music Industry Newswire: click on this link.

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The Occupy Movement and Spatiality

December 2nd, 2011 by David Kronemyer · 1 Comment ·

The Occupy Movement has had an important and beneficial effect in focusing social attention on disparities and inequities in resource deployment and consumption, and I strongly support it.  One of the main features of interest about it is its concept of spatiality.  Inherent in the concept of “occupy” is a kind of territoriality – that […]

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Buffalo Springfield at the Wiltern – June 5, 2011

June 6th, 2011 by David Kronemyer · 2 Comments ·

We attended the Buffalo Springfield concert yesterday evening at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.  I vividly remember seeing them some 43 years ago and always have been a big fan, so I was excited about going to the show.  It was sold out and I was far from the oldest person there.  It was […]

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

June 5th, 2011 by David Kronemyer · 1 Comment ·

The whole point of going to a movie is to see things you’ve never seen before; to be shocked, scared, informed, entertained, or simply to experience a new perspective, a different way of looking at the world. We have come to expect such unusual depictions – even peculiar ones – from the director Werner Herzog. […]

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