Tag: Arts

MidemNet Academy video: “The new generatives: selling music in a connected world”

This nice-quality video was filmed on 10 am Sunday morning (ouch), January 24, 2010, at the annual Midem music conference, where I was giving a lecture on how I think record labels, publishers and artists can make money with music on the Internet, going forward. The slideshow was previously published ...

The Corey Smith success story via TechDirt (nice to hear my books are having some effect;)

Cover via Amazon Techdirt's brilliant Mike Masnick wrote about this a few weeks ago: Corey Smith achieved massive success as an indie artist apparently based on some ideas outlined in my 2005 book "The Future of Music" (co-written with my buddy and BerkleeMusic chief Dave Kusek). Very cool! It feels really ...

The Future of music and digital content: mobile, social and… PAID? (FAM09 presentation in Madrid)

I had the great pleasure to speak at the Future As Music (FAM) conference in Madrid / Spain, today. This event was organized by AIE (the Artists and Performers Society of Spain) and I was delighted to present alongside one of my favorite colleagues, famed mobilist and mobile content ...

UK’s Channel 4 to air full-length TV content on YouTube: smart move

Very good news for Youtube and for the Future of TV, via FT, below. As you may have guessed, I particularly like the comment on the music industry;).  Well done, Channel 4 – you are on your way to web-native content economics: decentralization, syndication, next generation advertising and viral ...

Legalise it: the Digital Music License – my presentation at OpenRights Group event in London

From today's OpenRights Group event in London. Here is the press release that goes along with this:  Music industry expert to Mandelson: Legalise it! Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard says that musicians, labels and government need to focus on their wallets  rather than technology if they are to save music ...

Nice FreedomLab Video with me (Future of Content & Media)

This interesting video was created by the cool Amsterdam-based crew of FreedomLab and is part of the "Penny for your Thoughts" series which has a great selection of key people and influencers contributing their thoughts on many current issues. I am tickled to be part of this (this video will ...

Berklee Today: Gerd Leonhard ’87 shares ideas on how musicians can thrive in the link economy

Some of you may know that I went to Berklee College of Music ('86/'87) and studied Jazz guitar. I have kept in-touch with Berklee throughout the years and they just published an interview with me, in the Alumni Magazine"Berklee Today". Here are some of the high-lights:  "Leonhard has long advocated ...

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