Tag: Music industry

Gerd Leonhard latest finds, resources and inspirations: Newsletter # 6 / 2015

FIRST Last week, I wrote a new piece for CNN Money on the consequences of over-connectivity. I would love your take and feedback on my key message: “It’s no longer just about connecting people. It’s also about what happens once they are connected” Ten Tech Trends to Watch in Africa – via the World ...

New podcast on the future of music revenue

… just went live on Soundcloud, thanks to Peter Petro.  We had a nice chat and this podcast nails some of the big issues, but I am kind of retiring from music business stuff right now – it just keeps turning around in circles, it seems (heading towards peak dysfunctionality).

My most popular video on Youtube: Music Like Water (Ericsson 2020 Shaping Ideas)

Check it out.  Thanks to Ericsson for the nice production work. See more videos at http://www.ericsson.com/campaign/20about2020/. "Music used to be a product that we bought piece by piece. Now it is becoming a public utility, says media futurist Gerd Leonhard, who argues that we will soon be constantly connected to ...

Midem 2012: Understanding Marketing in a Networked Society (video)

This video just went live on the MIDEM Youtube channel, see the panel description here "We now live in a digital society, networked, mobile, social and always-on. In this super-noisy, decentralised world of constant self-broadcasting, liking, sharing and networking, how will an artist, a manager, a label or ...

Must-read: Spotify’s Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music – Forbes (but are they licensed to kill?)

Read this nice piece, below. I love spotify and am addicted to it, and Daniel is cool, but here is the key question: can the seriously ingrained Egonomics of the music industry really be changed by Daniel Ek? Can artists and technology companies actually cooperate for a win-win-win solution, without resorting ...

Free PDFs of my 2 books on the music industry: Music 2.0 (2009), and The Future of Content (2012)

UPDATE Dec 3 2016: Here are my 2 books on the future of music as free PDF downloads (creative commons non-commercial attribution licensed). Enjoy. the-future-of-content-gerd-leonhard-oct2011lres-copy music20book_hires-1 My 2009 book Music 2.0 and my 2012 The Future of Content book. Buy them (and my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity‘) on Amazon if you want. About Music ...

Short video interview from Future Media Days Norway: The Future of Media (via Betatales)

BetaTales's John Einar Sandvand did a short but concise interview with me, during my engagement at Future Media Days Norway (Oslo), November 16, 2010 (see the slides / pdf, here).  A snippet:   "One of the most important trends is the transformation from a Copy Economy to Access Economy. Traditionally media business ...

For my German readers: futurezone.at interview on the future of the music business: Zugang nicht Kopie (access not copy)

   This is an interview I gave to Futurezone.at just before going to the annual MIDEM music conference in Cannes, detailing the radical shift from buying copies to getting access.  It is in German language, but if feel adventourous here is the Google translation to English.  Download: GerdLeonhard_Zugang_zu_Musik ...

My presentation at MidemNet Academy in Cannes: Innovation ideas for the music industry

Here is the PDF from today's event at MIDEM 2011 in Cannes, as promised (5.5 MB PDF) More details soon! Check out the Musically blog coverage, and the twitter buzz. Related video (5 minute introduction), below. Related articles 2010 brings further decline in U.S. recorded music sales, time to face ...

Quick note to the music industry: enforcing control when trust is crucial is not a good idea.

Digital music sales in the U.S. grow a paltry 1% from 2009 to 2010 – while just about everyone is getting wired, mobile and social, the recorded music industry can't even manage more than stagnation. Control still matters more than money, I guess (ask Spotify). Summary of Nielsen music sals ...

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