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, along with other notables (Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries and more) at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on a panel entitled 'The Future of the Digital Economy,' are certainly worth reading.
Check it out … your feedback is welcome: GOOGLE Schmidt: 'Internet Will Disappear'
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FROM HOOKSANDHARMONY.COM - 'WHY MUSIC MATTERS'
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 ...
November 7, 2014Taylor Swift's Million-Plus Sales
"In business, you can have one massive success that earns $50 million overnight, and that's it. You're successful. End of story. But in the music business, you have to keep on doing it." -- Noel Gallagher It's obvious that Taylor Swift keeps ...
October 31, 2014Coalition Calls For Better Digital Revenues And Azoff Plans To Get More For Songwriters
"What Irving did was look at what songwriters were earning historically and offer them a premium," said Barry M. Massarsky, an economist who specializes in music publishing and is not affiliated with Global Music Rights. "He believes he can carve out a higher value ...
October 24, 20142014 Is Almost Gone And Not One Album Has Gone Platinum
"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." -- Woody Allen The problem in the music industry is failing far too much without any innovation. (I'm excluding innovation in digital technology ...
October 17, 2014Streaming Now Becomes The TV Thing As Well
"There are 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and we will use all measures to go after them." -- HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, during his network's portion of the Time Warner Investor Day in NY. This week HBO announced in 2015 it ...
October 10, 2014So You Think The Free U2 Album Was A Bad Idea? Wrong.
"Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, tells Billboard that U2's 'Songs of Innocence' has racked up a staggering 26 million complete downloads since its Sept. 9 release as a free download exclusively to Apple's 500 million global iTunes ...