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). 312xwozad9l-_sx332_bo1204203200_ Enjoy.



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 2.0 (from the free mobile site): “This book was self-published in 2009 and is an edited collection of my best essays on the future of the music industry, and continues the work I presented in my first book, The Future of Music, co-written with Dave Kusek. It further describes what I think the next generation of music companies will actually look like – hence the term Music 2.0, a description derived from the now increasingly popular “Web 2.0.” I have been writing and blogging about digital music and the next generation of the music industry for almost four years now – in airplanes, taxis, trains, busses, hotel lobbies, conference halls, and at home. In Internet time (and it certainly feels that way to me), this is almost forever! In many ways my message and my opinions may have evolved a bit but the bottom lines and visions have not changed a whole lot.

Looking back at some 1,000 blog posts and over 20 essays it is evident that by far the most often covered subject is indeed what I (and 51v1bv3igdlmany other people – I make no claim to having invented this moniker!) have come to call Music 2.0, the new principles that define the next iteration of the music business. All of this is also closely connected with a few other terms that I have co-coined and have come to be associated with: Music Like Water (MLW), the Flat Rate for Music, Feels Like Free (FLF), the Usator, Friction is Fiction, and the People Formerly Known As Consumers. In this book, I aim to just fine-tune the best of my writings from the past four years, while not altering the content too much, in order to preserve the timeliness and context of when it was actually written…”

You can also read the book on pretty much any mobile device just by going to

Also, be sure to follow my music-business specific tweets via @music2dot0. To see all my blog posts on the Music 2.0 book (and the topics covered in the book) please go here. For the music-business specific videos, visit my Youtube channel. Slideshows are here.

You can pay with a tweet if you want::)

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