Spotted On: The Guardian “When the history of our digital times comes to be written, one of the questions that will puzzle historians is why the record companies missed the [ … ]
Artist Turns to BitTorrent when his Music is Pirated by iTunes
Spotted on: TorrentFreak An interview with the Flashbulb about his recent calamity with iTunes, and putting his album up on BitTorrent. It turns out iTunes is selling his albums without [ … ]
Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music
Spotted on: NYU Archives Here’s a paper titled “Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music”. It’s a study in how blogs and and social networking sites are [ … ]
What Happens to Music Collections When They’re Just Collections?
Music has value because it moves us. That special album that takes us back to some magic moment, or the songs we love to dance to. What has people by [ … ]
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 [ … ]
The Cult of Personality – The Modern Artist’s Mantra
The future for musicians looks like more than just great recordings and live shows. The opportunities that the internet provides modern artists is available to everyone, and thus its potential [ … ]
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, [ … ]