Thursday, 1 July 2010

Digital Music Report 2011

Thursday, 24 June 2010

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Monday, 21 June 2010

How do labels make money?

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Vertical Integration

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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Music Business Model

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Introduction to Live Streaming

Click on the image to watch a BBC report on the impact of Live Streaming on the Audience and musicians.

A BBC News introduction to Live Streaming sites like Spotify and Last FM. Live Streaming sites introduce music fans to new or lesser known bands and musicians. They encourage music fans to move further down Chris Anderson's Long Tail to find lesser known artists. They are also a legal model that allow musicians to get a cut of the profits.

Charles Leadbeater and We-Think

A presentation that outlines some of the key elements of We-Think and Wikinomics

Friday, 18 June 2010

BBC's Digital Revolution

A promo for the BBC's superb site Virtual Revolution. Watch the promo and click on the picture below for access to the site:

Monday, 14 June 2010

Simon Cowell & Sony tie the knot

Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment today announced the creation of a new long-term global venture to focus on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content.


Worth remembering that Mr Cowell's Syco label accounts for over 75% of Sony Music UK's (UK arm of Sony Music Entertainment) profits even though he only employs 18 staff

Warner retreats from Live Streaming!

Click on the link below to read about Warner Music's thoughts on Live Streaming web sites. Warner say that sites like Spotify and Last FM are "clearly not positive for the industry".

Saturday, 12 June 2010


Billed as a cross between i-Tunes and Twitter M-Flow is a new service where, once you have purchased a track you can forward it to your followers. They can listen once. If they purchase you get 20% of the purchase price as a credit towards buying more music.

Record companies are already using it to develop artist fan bases by direct fan contact. In addition you can follow people and receive what they have purchased and recommendations from them as to why.

Click on the image below for the M-Flow web site. Do you think that the 'social media' aspect of the site will prove popular with music fans?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

IFPI Digital Music Report 2011

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Digital Music Report 2010 Revision Notes

Monday, 17 May 2010

IFPI Digital Music Video

CLICK this link here for an excellent video which demonstrates the impact streaming music services are having on the industry

Friday, 7 May 2010

SONY Stats

Read this to understand how Thomas Hesse (SONY MUSIC) see's the demise of CD's over the next two years. Really interesting stats for your project and exam!


Thursday, 29 April 2010

Convergence explained

Hungry Audio seven part talk

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Friday, 23 April 2010

PRS for Music

Click on the picture below to find out what PRS does. Watch the short video and click on the essential information link. You can then find out what function PRS serves artists and record labels.

Click on the image below for some may be in for a surprise!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The IFPI’s Digital Music Report (summary)

CLICK HERE to read an article from Tiny Mix Tapes criticising the report... what do you think of the arguments it presents?