Appetite for Distraction

Yash Bagal
A newsletter dissecting music, tech, and the creator economy
Created 27 May 2020
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  • What NFTs Promise Music Creators—And What They Actually Do
    20 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. Quick update before we start: I’ll be geeking out about music, tech, web3 for m...
  • Epic Games versus Apple
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. Thanks so much for subscribing, and please tell a few friends if you’d like! — ...
  • UTA is Representing CryptoPunks
    07 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. Check out Apetito por la Distracción for the Spanish versions of this issue. As...
  • Introducing Appetite for Distraction, Season II
    30 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hey everyone! Yash here. I know it’s been a while since I last published an essay, but there’s a good reason for that. (or so I hope) I've been enjoying a beautiful summer here in Valencia, thinking a...
  • BandLab CEO Meng Ru Kuok on The Future of The Music Creator Economy
    24 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Issue #12 of Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. My goal is to make this a resource that cuts through the noise; he...
  • Why Don't We Have a Music Creator Economy?
    15 May 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    First things first—an apology. It’s been a while since I published an essay! The last few weeks have been challenging, and I haven’t had the time to do much writing. I will be sticking to my regular c...
  • The Music Industry and Creator Economy Are Colliding: Analysing Addison Rae’s New Release
    22 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Welcome to Issue #10 of Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. My goal is to make this a resource that cuts through the noise; he...
  • 5 Key Takeaways from Spotify’s Stream On Event
    08 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to Issue #9 of Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. My goal is to make this a resource that cuts through the noise; hel...
  • Where (How) Does Clubhouse Fit into The Music Industry?
    05 Feb 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Welcome to Issue #8 of Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter dissecting music and tech that bridges the gap between art and commerce. My goal is to make this a resource that cuts through the noise; h...
  • 5 Takeaways From Chartmetric’s 6MO Report
    22 Jan 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Welcome to Issue #7 of Appetite for Distraction, a newsletter exploring how technology is bridging the gap between art and commerce. My goal is to make this a resource that cuts through the noise; hel...
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