[Via Ars Technica]
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Gotuit is among scores of new sites that are being compared to YouTube - the big difference is that it serves up mainstream music videos, news and sports, and does not include any user-generated content. They also don’t allow external embedding on sites like MySpace, hi5, Friendster and blogs. Gotuit is supported by 15 second ads between clips, and no doubt EMI is getting a good cut of that revenue. They have some social features too, like sharing a link via email and creating a list of favorites, but in reality the social aspect is much less apparent than on the YouTube contenders - Metacafe, iFilm and the rest. Copyright holders probably love the fact that Gotuit is so locked down, but for the users, it’s not such a good deal.
What’s not clear is whether this rules out a deal with YouTube - could EMI partner with both video sites, or have they already made their move into online video?
Here’s the press release.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
MARKET SHARE MYTHS:
Market Share vs Installed Base: iPod vs Zune
Market Share Myth 2007: iPod vs Zune and Mac vs PC
Saturday, March 17, 2007
It seems to me that they're trying to tap into the exploding social networking market because their FAQ section states, "SIM is designed to be a smooth, efficient, and affordable service for any artist using online services like MySpace or PureVolume" and as a result - only allows 4 songs per project...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Digital sales now account for around 10% of the music market as record companies experiment and innovate with an array of business models and digital music products, involving hundreds of licensing partners.
- Digital music sales estimated to double to around US $2 billion in 2006
- Single track downloads estimated up 89% at 795 million
- Available tracks double to four million, via 500 online services in over 40 countries worldwide
- Portable music players help drive digital music consumption
- New revenue streams and business models emerge
- Lawsuits impact illegal file-sharing, but "gatekeeper" ISPs must act to curb digital piracy
Saturday, March 03, 2007
What differences exist -- intentions and results-oriented, after-the-fact analyses of whether or not the content was buffered along the way, how many times, and for what reasons -- are not easily measured or monitored for purposes of public policy. The digital delivery of art is inherently anarchistic, and itis hard to argue for or against any one hand reaching into the pool for compensation...."
Jim Griffin - Pho List