Tag: Music

Why Jazz Is Now Live On The Internet – ShowGo.tv is here

Check out this interview and the video below, with my friend Brian Gruber, talking about his ShowGo.tv project. I am delighted to serve as advisor to Brian and Showgo.tv, btw:) Keen On… ShowGo.tv: Why Jazz Is Now Live On The Internet | TechCrunch. Is the Internet ready for live music? Serial entrepreneur Brian ...

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 ...

Monetizing music in the digital age: meet me in Nashville on March 1, 2011 (Berklee Alumn event)

I am delighted to announce that I will be giving a rare talk & presentation in Nashville (TN, USA) on March 1, 2011.  This event is open for all Berklee College of Music alumni (Berklee is my alma mater, too) but I do have some spaces available for guests, ...

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 ...

Is traditional content licensing fit for the digital age?

It seems like every single day I read about how Internet and mobile companies are struggling to obtain the rights for what they want to do, whether it's about music, videos, TV shows, films, articles, text and images. Here are some quick examples: GoogleTV just can't seem to get the TV ...

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 ...

My New Year’s Message to the Music Industry: 9 points, 3 videos

Merry Christmas and a happy 2010 to everyone in the Music Industry! Below is a short video I made specifically for all you music industry people reading my blog (plus 2 other videos I believe you may enjoy, as well – if you need more, please go to my ...

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 ...

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