Doug Morris: Music Industry Genius or Bitter Luddite?

Spotted on: Wired.com (and thanks for this awesome article) In the wake of the announcement that Universal and SonyBMG are uniting to start a new download service to compete with iTunes (which will offer 75% of all music sold in the US), Doug Morris, Universal Music Group’s CEO, was profiled in Wired Magazine the other […]

Album Sales: A Realistic Perspective

In getting a picture of what’s next for the music business, let’s take a moment to look at reality right now. There are a few reports from mid-2007 that CD sales are way down (15% from the first half of last year), while digital sales are up over 48% (If you find any more recent […]

Speak Clearly (Jargon on a Tangent)

Spotted on: New York Times As the end of the year statistics for the music industry are released, I keep noticing a common tone of these articles. They all seem to be written about the six major record labels, and iTunes. As an artist and independent label owner (ergo, part of the music industry), these […]

Price Points vs. Perceived Value

One of the hot topics of conversation in digital music is price points. It’s such a grand term, though it’s really just two memes strung together: the idea of price, and the idea of points. Neither of which is really the issue at hand in the music business. Any conversation about digital media (also known […]