When the Consumer is Not the Only Customer

BY WILL HARRINGTON How Spotify wants to be “the best thing that ever happened for artists.” After my first discovery of D.A. Wallach ’07 through his music I became very confused. Googling his name constantly turned up the result that he was Spotify’s “artist-in-resident.” While I was familiar with the concept in the world of painting and visual arts, gallery space is limited and being given some form of work and display place security is comforting, the notion of an artist-in-residence for the music industry made little sense to me. Musicians appear not to suffer from the same scarcity of …






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A Harvard Man Makes Some Music

BY WILL HARRINGTON D.A. Wallach and life in the industry D.A. Wallach ’07 wasted no time in making a name for himself. Even before he had graduated and left his Eliot dorm room behind for L.A., he was in contract negotiations with Star Trak, a record label imprint of Interscope run by none other than Pharrell Williams. My first encounter with his work was in October when a music video, “Glowing,” was released anonymously. It’s eerie visuals (directed by Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator) accompanied a heartfelt song, more like the Beatles than almost anything being produced today. Only …






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Nice Try Hiding Your Anti-Harvard Agenda, IvyGate

I’ve never been a big fan of IvyGate (from hereon referred to as “IvyHate”), and not just because I happen to know a bubbly little sex blogger named Lena Chen who they plagiarized from a month or two ago. I don’t know who they are or where they’re from- nor do I really care- but they strike me as a gang of self-serving (what the Crimson would call “masturbatory”) Yalies out to drown their own social inhibitions in bitter stabs at their rival college. In fact, it is difficult to take the “Ivy” in their title seriously when 17 of …






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