James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

Great tunes from Dubai

  What is one of the 1st things you do when you get into a car? You turn on the radio. What about when you land in a new town, you listen for the music of the place. On a weekly basis Joshua Williams and myself sit down with some really interesting musical artists in […]

The Dubai Music Industry

  My interest in the workings of cultural industries started well before grad school. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Canada to the UAE and from one industrial environment to another. What has not changed is the fact that cultural industries are one of the most cherished by nations and the most […]

Great Indie Music.

I am easily the luckiest guy in the United Arab Emirates. On a weekly basis I get to sit down with Josh Williams of RecordProRecords¬†and meet some new up and coming recording artists. This was a great week. First up was¬†Hasan Malik. Hasan treated us to his latest recording and then got into the studio […]

Are you out there?

Doing things that put you and your ideas out there is terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. For me it is 100% practicing what I preach. As a professor of communication, I teach how to tell a great story. And I get out there and try to do it. This was my most recent […]