Some music thoughts, trends and stats

For those of you overwhelmed by e mail and other stuff to read, we thought it was a good moment to summarise some of the fascinating music stats and trends that have been appearing recently. Some stats from 2012: 27.7%… Read more

The Future of TV aka Tablet-Vision

The combined implications of two recent news items really struck me today, as they could not only revolutionise the ‘TV’ industry as we know it, but also provide a host of new possibilities for brands and much-needed additional revenues for the music… Read more

Could Sony be finding their feet again?

It’s easy to forget how important SONY consumer products used to be. The WALKMAN literally defined mobile entertainment when I was growing up. Then, in the 90’s and early naughties, SONY TV’s became the benchmark brand, while their VAIO laptop range… Read more

Should Brands become Record Labels?

Reading about the decision of Yamaha Musical Instruments to start a record label made me reflect on the wisdom of this kind of music strategy for brands.  (Read the Billboard article here) In 2009 Bacardi launched a collaboration with the… Read more

Genuine at The Olympics, London 2012

Our London 2012 activities begin this evening, with the first of a series of VIP events we’ve programmed for fashion retailer and Olympic sportswear manufacturer, Bosco di Cileigi. Bosco’s invitation only Olympics after-parties are based at a specially refitted ICA… Read more

Mobile Is Growing Like a Weed

Interesting article by Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures called “Mobile Is Where The Growth Is”. The move from web to mobile is as inevitable as it is well documented, but Fred suggests a few implications that are worth considering;… Read more
Genuine brands and bands Fred Wilson

Goodbye Idiot Box, Hello Smart TV

The Great Escape, probably the UK’s finest new music festival, featured some great bands and some interesting seminars this year. Helena Kosinski from Nielsen revealed some statistics that hinted at the extent that Smart Televisions will alter consumer behaviour over… Read more

Intel & Vice Media: "The Creators Project"

We’re big fans of Intel and Vice‘s, “The Creators Project“, here at GENUINE. Just saw this great blog about their recent event in San Francisco, that featured the music of Squarepusher. In the interview with Intel’s Creative Director for the… Read more

Drinks Brand and Dance Band make Swedish Cocktail

Have just read about Absolut Vodka’s collaboration with dance producers, Swedish House Mafia. This obviously cost some serious cash and I’m not sure what to make of the futuristic Greyhound “film” that goes with it. However, watching the clip of “How… Read more