Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Digital-music Buyers - Don't be Fools!

I had a good chuckle this morning over an excellent Anti-DRM rant over at
Blogger Chris Pirillo says it like it is - and very succinctly!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Internet Radio is not 'The Future'

"We aren't really particularly interested in 'internet only' radios – radios which are only there for streaming – because we still see that as relatively niche the foreseeable future," Pure's marketing director, Colin Crawford told TechRadar.

I couldn't disagree more with the statement above, but obviously Colin is talking specifically about the UK market.... In the U.S., the sky is the limit for this nascent category and I think 2009 is the year Internet Radios (tethered and protable) get legs!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

MIDEM Slides

Here are 7 great MIDEM slides from Robert Andrews over at PaidContent. (Viewing them full screen makes it easier to read!)

The survey of 1,300 US, UK and French music fans was conducted by The Leading Question and it found that "streaming music websites, and not paid-track downloads, are the most common means of music consumption for users - meaning more revenue for labels through licensing rather than purchases."

It's too bad though that the labels and the publishers haven't figured out an easier way to do this so that the industry can flourish again :-)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Better Than Free

Here’s a great article by Kevin Kelly (also from WIRED) on his Technium blog called “Better then Free.”  Definitely a must read and it really made me stop and think!


“A generative value is a quality or attribute that must be generated, grown, cultivated, and/or nurtured. A generative thing can not be copied, cloned, faked, replicated, counterfeited, or reproduced. It is generated uniquely, in place, over time. In the digital arena, generative qualities add value to free copies, and therefore are something that can be sold.”


Eight Generatives Better Than Free:


  • Immediacy
  • Personalization
  • Interpretation
  • Authenticity
  • Accessibility
  • Embodiment
  • Patronage
  • Findability


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

TargetSpot Adds Eight Radio Groups

TargetSpot has added eight more radio groups to its growing Internet radio advertising network. With these latest additions, TargetSpot represents websites of more than 1,000 radio stations, both terrestrial and online-only....