Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 May 2016   Radiohead continues to look ahead   I admire the band Radiohead tremendously. It took me a bit of time to jump on board and call myself a fan. That’s not something I do willingly...
Respecting Pearl Jam

Respecting Pearl Jam

Back when my now thirty-six year-old son was 13, his favorite band was Pearl Jam. In his world, no other band came close to this group. He idolized Eddie Vedder, wrote a research paper about them, and even dressed in grungy attire. (Well, he was a middle schooler...
What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.

What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.

What’s up with David Crosby? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 April 2016 What’s up with David Crosby? No more CSN.  I admit that I was once one of the most floral of flower children in the late sixties. I have stories to tell my friends, but...
Willie Nelson is on my mind

Willie Nelson is on my mind

Willie Nelson Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 April 2016 Willie Nelson is on my mind  My mind has a curious way of working. Maybe you are like me (as it would give me comfort to know I am not alone in my oddities). Certain objects, entertainers (musicians,...
Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters taking a step back Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 March 2016 Urban Outfitters and vinyl records I am a child of the 60’s and proud of it. In fact, a greater majority of my brand beliefs are rooted in ideas that sprang forth at that...
The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 March 2016 Is Tidal shady? My love of music is inescapable. Just last night, I was up late scouring over used Pono music players on Amazon. Sure, I realize this is something I don’t...
The transformations of David Bowie

The transformations of David Bowie

The news of the death of David Bowie came as a shock to many of us who always saw the pop idol as the chameleon whose transformations could overcome anything. Even death. Fighting cancer at age 69, however, was too much for him and the world lost one of its most...
Sting’s TED Talk is a necessary listen

Sting’s TED Talk is a necessary listen

Sting’s TED Talk is a necessary listen Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 September 2015   Check out this podcast   Yesterday, by happenstance, I opened my podcast app and decided to update my five podcast subscriptions. I’m glad I did. One of the podcasts I...
A study of guitar branding

A study of guitar branding

MARKET STUDY Guitar branding. A market study. “Sell the place where the guitar lives in the guitarist’s life.” Guitar branding is huge, unique and also filled with the potential to steal market share. Take a listen to the solo of Jimi Hendrix’ “Little...
Good riddance, Columbia House finally goes away.

Good riddance, Columbia House finally goes away.

Good riddance, Columbia House Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 August 2015 Let’s face it. Columbia House was a pain in the ass. So glad Columbia House is gone Years ago, my teenage son was hoodwinked by Columbia House. At the time, the company...
Spotify mixtape a fear-based decision

Spotify mixtape a fear-based decision

I’m one of those people who must have his music playing whenever I’m working, driving or lounging around the house. I feel connected with the music I listen to; it makes me feel a bit more lucid and creative. Spotify, Tidal and now Apple Music have all been a part of...
The Apple Music advantage

The Apple Music advantage

Apple will be launching Apple Music at the end of the month, entering an already crowded market with Google Play Music launching an ad-supported free version yesterday as well. You likely remember that, about a year ago, Apple paid $3 billion for Beats in a deal that...