Mike McCready/Music Xray at UCLA !

Music Xray co-founder & CEO, Mike McCready guest speaking at UCLA Anderson School of Management about business model innovation as it pertains to Music Xray and the new music industry

Mike McCready guest speaking on May 7, 2012 at UCLA
Anderson School of Management for IESE

The music space has changed so much over the past decade

that business model innovation is inevitable. Some people will resist.

Sone will get angry. Some will try to hold on to the way things used to be

because it’s working for them.

Many of those people will unfortunately be left behind,

out-competed by their contemporaries who embrace change

as has happened time and time again over the course of human history

(pockets, the Internet, rock and roll… all just fads).

When an easier, more efficient way of doing something exists

and that way actually gets better results,

no one wants to go back to the hard way.

Read about Music Xray’s business model innovation here.

Get a quick overview of how Music Xray works here.

©2012 Music Xray |


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).