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Dave Allen
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Music, tech, digital strategist, user behavior, writer
Music, tech, digital strategist, user behavior, writer

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Some thoughts on music journalism and culture reporting, or lack thereof in local newspapers

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A visit to Chicago this weekend included a book talk re Gang of Four's Entertainment! album with Kevin Dettmar and G4 drummer Hugo Burnham. A visit with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and hanging out with various Mekons...

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A reminder for my friends in Chicago that me and Hugo Burnham will join Kevin Dettmar the author of the 33 1/3rd book, Entertainment! by Gang of Four, at the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore this Friday evening http://www.semcoop.com/event/kevin-dettmar

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Entertainment! 35th anniversary this year... 

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It is entirely possible that  musicians can continue to be successful and make a living in a digital economy...

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My response to David Byrne's critique of Spotify and streaming music service

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Thoughts about musicians and the Internet redux, prior to my panel @tfnw TechFestNW

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Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker interviews me,  Damon Krukowski of Damon & Naomi, Galaxie 500 and Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture on how musicians survive these days in the age of the Internet and specifically, streaming music services.

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A small twinge of vindication for writing back in 2008 how Facebook Likes were not engaging. New Internet study is suspicious of crowdsourcing, Likes and the herd. So, Please Like My Article Because Your Friends Will Too.

http://north.com/thinking/please-like-this-article-because-your-friends-will-too/

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For some time I've been horrified over the slack thinking around the buzzword 'Big Data,' and by that I mean there has always been access to large amounts of data. It's no longer about how to collect it, it's about how to parse the information you've gathered, based on your strategic goals and what data points you were searching for.

Anyway that's what fueled my latest post.
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