The resurgence of the music business is tied to the industry’s embrace, finally, of new digital distributors. Case in point: adding to YouTube, which is more MTV now than MTV as a distribution platform for music videos, Google is in talks to launch a Spotify competitor that would...Continue reading »
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For a decade and a half, recorded music has been the poster child for an industry that resisted and, consequently, was decimated by the Internet. Now, finally, according to Doug Morris, current CEO of Sony Music and the past CEO of other mega-labels such as Warner and Atlantic,...Continue reading »
One business model for Internet radio is advertising — the model that, in one form or the other, has monetized many of the Internet’s biggest successes including Google and Facebook. A couple of interesting metrics and challenging dynamics are touched on in the WSJ today in making that...Continue reading »
Turntable.fm has lifted off with ferocity, addicting those with early access while motivating others to find a way through the velvet ropes into the virtual club rooms. What characteristics of turntable.fm proved to be the booster fuel, enabling this type of launch buzz and engagement? Many of us...Continue reading »