Author: Eric Jensen

Climate Change Resources and Reporting

May 13, 2021 0

A brief list of reliable resources to be updated regularly: The New Yorker: Bill McKibben’s “Annals of a Warming Planet” weekly column; a broad view exploring the latest news and the societal impacts of the climate crisis. Heated: “…a daily newsletter dedicated to original accountability reporting and analysis on the climate crisis…” from investigative journalist…

By Eric Jensen

The Recycling Illusion

December 18, 2019 0

For decades the plastics industry has promoted the myth of recycling. We have been lulled into believing that the plastics we toss into the blue bins are magically recycled into new materials. In fact, only plastics with industry numbers 1 and 2 have any chance of being recycled and most of those products end up…

By Eric Jensen

RIP, Tom Petty

October 3, 2017 1

I came late to the music of Tom Petty. I’d heard songs on the radio, but the pivotal moment came when my friend Jon Grier, at the time, an engineer at Music Annex in San Francisco, brought me into the control room to demonstrate the studio’s new Genelec monitoring system. He put on “Learning To…

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YouTube Revenues Explained…

March 23, 2016 0

YouTube monetization is complex but well worth understanding in a music economy where every revenue stream counts. Attorney Chris Castle recently participated in a SXSW panel and posted an excellent guide to YouTube monetization on his MusicTechSolutions blog. A Billboard chart explains revenue splits for compositions, recordings, and videos, and Castle touches on the opacity…

By Eric Jensen