February 27, 2015The Stream Is Flowing, Downloads Are Down
"If streaming continues to grow at this rate in 2015, it would double to 50%, making streaming the dominant digital format over iTunes and other download services in one of the world's biggest markets,"
-- says independent music conglomerate PIAS OM James Howdle
There are two reports out this week that are no doubt troubling to music industry executives who want to ensure they can keep healthy revenues flowing as digital media continues to grow every year.
The quote from above comes from the article Streaming Music Income Is Greater Than Downloads In 24 Territories
February 20, 2015Wake Up People, This Whole Net Neutrality Thing Is Not Good
"Net neutrality is just a demonization of big companies. "It's a battle between two fairly large companies. They worked it out, just like happens in business every day."" -- From 'Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will 'Fuck Everything Up' Whoever ...
February 13, 2015The Grammys -- A Total Pass For Me
Not that most of you might actually care why I didn't watch the Grammys, I still thought I'd offer the following: The Top 10 Reasons I Didn't Watch The Grammys #10. "The Walking Dead" new season premier #9. Miley Cyrus had her clothes ON #8. Madonna dancing ...
February 6, 2015Vinyl Is A Fad?
"A lot of people that buy vinyl today don't realize that they're listening to CD masters on vinyl and that's because the record companies have figured out that people want vinyl. And they're only making CD masters in digital, so all the new products that come out on ...
January 30, 2015The Grammys ... What Do They Mean In 2015?
"I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don't see the music world as a competitive sport." -- James Taylor Like all industry awards shows (The Oscars, Tonys, etc.), The Grammys seek to reward "the best" in each category -- ...
January 23, 2015So, This Whole Internet Thing Is Temporal?
"I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear," -- Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. Well, you may or may not agree with Mr. Schmidt's prediction, but his comments, ...
January 9, 2015It's 2015: Let's Look At Some Predictions
"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." -- Yogi Berra Well, Yogi summed it up in the above quote, but that hasn't stopped anybody from looking ahead and making their best predictions for the coming years. As funny as ...
December 5, 2014Russell Simmons Talks About The State Of The Music Industry
"Artists are finding all kind of ways to use their brand to earn money," he said. "Being a music star is a lot more than selling records, if not at all. If selling records was what the music business is about, they would all move onto something else. They're not ...
November 21, 2014Steve Albini Talks About The State Of The Music Industry
"The Internet has made it much easier to conduct the day-to-day business of being in a band and has increased the efficiency. Everything from scheduling rehearsals using online calendars, to booking tours by e-mail, to selling merchandise and records from online ...
November 14, 2014Taylor Swift vs. Spotify And All That Yadda-Yadda
"Spotify feels to me a bit like a grand experiment." -- Taylor Swift Yeah, the yadda-yadda goes on and on about it all. "If I had streamed the new album, it's impossible to speculate what would have happened. But all I can say is music is ...