Best of Cultural significance, microfunding, finding collaborators

I’m through the hardest part of the “remastering” process on the books series, so I’ve been able to spend more time posting new essays to the site:

  • What’s culturally significant? I remember being part of a team that asked this question at WXPN in the late 1990s, and it crops up again today. When you can make a living with 1,000 true fans, what can you do to tip the scales into being culturally significant instead of merely self-sufficient? Part one, part two.
  • How to offer your services as a producer… The mailbag offers a glimpse at a hobbypreneur who wants to find artists to record in his awesome project studio. Except the artists he finds aren’t so awesome.
  • How Kickstarter could stifle success. I love the idea of pre-ordering new albums, but I agree that offering fans too much influence in the recording process could water down the work.

I’m getting some of my best ideas when responding to mailbag questions, so keep ’em coming!

Joe Taylor Jr. has produced stories about media, technology, entertainment, and personal finance for over 25 years. His work has been featured on NPR, CNBC, Financial Times Television, and ABC News. After launching one of public radio's first successful digital platforms, Joe helped dozens of client companies launch or migrate their online content libraries. Today, Joe serves as a user experience consultant for a variety of Fortune 500 and Inc. 5000 businesses. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram