Posts Tagged ‘music industry’

Battling Against The Stream

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The rise of Spotify has taken music streaming subscriptions to a new level, but as we’ve seen, there’s plenty of debate about the benefit of this model for musicians. Now, YouTube are adding their own dash of controversy to the mix…

Predicting The Future Of Music

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Futurism is always a pecarious area to venture into, particularly with reference to the music economy. Although pundits may present themselves as having unique insight into how things will develop, Buddha begs to differ: “Whatever you think the future will be, it will always be something different…”

Why 360-Degree Deals Won’t Turn The Music Industry Around

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

The ‘music industry’ has at last awoken to acknowledge the existence of ‘new’ music distribution networks such as the World Wide Web and P2P. It has also begun to realise that quashing these technologies by imposing crippling Digital Rights Management on digital recordings may not be terribly effective, and so a new business model has been proposed – the 360-Degree record deal…