ReTwitter: @ MCHammer: RT @petercoffin I doubt the age of the hit is done. Rick Astley is a Hit 2.0 .. http://tinyurl.com/5k7l73
@MCHammer A hit isn't a chart position now. A hit can be many things, but if it becomes a meme it's definitely a "hit."
@MCHammer, you were nominated by @poke__egg (and 4 others) for a #music Shorty Award http://bit.ly/HOXF
@shortyawards i nominate @MCHammer for the category #music because he's MC Hammer. like you need any other reason.
@greggrunberg congrats on the shorty nomination! i voted for ya. it was hard to choose between you and @MCHammer. hahaha.
@jeremymeyers i agree we should avoid self destruction and greed (@mchammer) but also find a new way of doing things. good point jeremy.
@MCHammer it's not greedy for people in the music biz. to want to survive. go make $, but pls hammer don't hurt them.
Save the "business" of music from self destruction & greed. @MCHammer thats a tall order, if any1 can, U can. I left biz it b4 it got 2 bad
@MCHammer Thanks, Hammer! It's always nice to get love from the East Bay! and go ahead, Hurt 'em!
@MCHammer to quote a leader of our time, change has come. But I can't give you all the details here. If you want, send a private msg
@MCHammer Shoot and I thought I said that with such poetic comedy ;)
@MCHammer: Hit 2.0 is about snowballs instead of blockbusters -- viral not pay-ola. http://bit.ly/snowballs
ReTwitter: @ MCHammer: RT@yvettetalk ..good ?. I still think it's a game of how much u r willin 2 pa.. http://tinyurl.com/57rzkz
@MCHammer You should try LastFM! It's great at tracking your music in periodic increments.
@MCHammer I've always wondered. There are always good songs that aren't there, and ones that are that leave much to be desired.
@MCHammer but how do you guarentee viralization? That's the trick isn't it?
ReTwitter: @ MCHammer: RT@livedomainer Music3.0 is this: 1.Labels die.2.Websites rise.. 3.Digitize.... http://tinyurl.com/5toool
ReTwitter: @ MCHammer: RT@livedomainer age of the "HIT" is over. Were listn'n to thelongtail now. WH.. http://tinyurl.com/5zfoyx
@MCHammer Gonna say it was always ppl we know over hollywood.! Or the papers or the media. Turn off the TV & Radio. Go Net, free speech 4Ev
@MCHammer I thought it was Casey Kasem that determined the top 40!? ;)
@MCHammer Is there any chance we could see you on Dancing with the stars?
@MCHammer But why not have it change? Life changes and music needs to change with life. I could totally see/use a Google trends for music.
@MCHammer...good ?. I still think it's a game of how much u r willin 2 pay-ola under the table & politics of "big name" & "big management"
@MCHammer with new tech and social media, a "hit" can be made for nothing. Question is, can a star? There's a big diff bt stars & phenomenon
@MCHammer a lot of it now is based on Soundscan and Arbitron numbers. More sales than anything else, as per usual.
@MCHammer When I worked in the record industry, Top 200 was based on soundscan, sale data sent in from every major record store.
@MCHAMMER Billboard uses metrics. Sales, airtime, and for the past 15 years digital tracking. What are you getting at?
@MCHammer I remember Prince Billing CD prices into his concert ticket to boost his CD sales numbers and that seemed to help him out.
@MCHammer Airplay and sales. Billboard singles charts are based on Nielsen research for airplay; Album charts based on nielsen/sales.
@MCHammer Good question. I always wondered about that. [Ramune]
@MCHammer I thought it was determined by Sound Scan. And airplay? Am I wrong?
@MCHammer Billboard looks at unit sells to determine Top Single rank, right?
@MCHammer - answer: most sales in the US, both digital and retail. Tracking begins Sunday and ends Monday.
@MCHammer Are the words so incredibly inane that a 4 year old could have written them? If so, then it is prime for a number 1 single.
@MCHammer a "Hit" in one market, or nationally? What defines a "hit"?
@MCHammer - my guess... $1.4 million... most spent on marketing?
@MCHammer the music industry scares me. i could see myself working in the music industry if it wasn't so freighting.
@MCHAMMER the age of the "HIT" is over. Were listn'n to thelongtail now. WHATS WORTH OUR ATTENTION? People we know or hollywoods deception?
@MCHammer or you could just make a fly dance vid & partner with Kanye or Beyonce
@MCHammer I know of at least two artists denying all traditional "label-sponsored" opps to go to market through new mediums and strategies.
@MCHammer Hey MC. Have you seen any of True Blood on HBO? What's your feeling on that?
@MCHammer I believe it will be proven that artists will establish multiple sources of revenue through new live, mobile and online channels.
@MCHammer Where possible, closed-loop digital marketing/pr that tracks hits, leads, opportunities and sales wins is super.
@MCHammer HERETIC!!!! Are you redefining validation of a hit based on something other than pure economics??
@MCHammer "Validation of a hit"? Please Hammer, don't hurt Chaka!
@MCHammer I am sure you will adjust fine you seem like a good guy. It would be nice for CDs to follow in DVD's foot steps and have extras.
RT @MCHammer: The music industry (1.0 ) is dead and being reborn in 2.0. to get ahead and find your place in PR or mkting you must adjust
@MCHammer id say the industry is far from dead. its just dead in the corporate control and manufacture sense.
FYI the @MCHammer podcast interview will be live tomorrow morning on http://talksocialnews.com , tweet you then!
@McHammer, you were nominated by @ThePiz (and 2 others) for a #music Shorty Award http://bit.ly/HkMg
@MCHammer Great video about the Steppaholics. Thanks for Sharing!
@MCHammer Thanks for the follow!!!! Let us know the next time your in KC and we'll hook you up with some killer bbq.
@sundaycosmetics truth be told, i can understand @mchammer being busy, but regular folks should tweet back
Started following Hammer (http://twitter.com/MChammer). Time to sleep. Goodnight.
@mchammer watchin you on 100 greatest hip hop songs, on VH1! :)
@crystal_bell2 looks like @mchammer did some replies on the 13th. maybe online now accord to last tweet from web
Here's to @mchammer for the smiles and energy he has brought and for those of us who still think no one can touch MCHammer. Go Hammer!
@MCHammer, you were nominated by @MagnetixSQL (and 3 others) for a #entertainment Shorty Award http://bit.ly/HOXF