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