Tag: business model

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Flipagram raises $70m and strikes label licensing deals

We see a lot of noise around startups getting people to share photos and videos with music, but very few of them get any traction. That’s not something you could say about Flipagram: the US startup has just raised a startling...
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Livetake matches gig smartphone footage to soundboard recordings

Danish startup Livetake is the latest company trying to make music fans’ concert videos sound better. The company has launched its iPhone app this week, promising “to perpetuate concert memories in a personalized way...
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Jason Calacanis: ‘MCNs are toast. They’re done. YouTube is killing them’

Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis has been a prominent critic of YouTube in recent months, talking publicly about his concerns about YouTube's business model for creators, and his belief that the company will also chop the legs...
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Bloom.fm talks mobile-first personal radio

Bloom.fm discloses its business model.
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OK Go manager says YouTube ‘is not a business model’

If YouTube isn't a business model for OK Go, then what is? They don't sell many records, after all.
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Cracker’s David Lowery not so keen on digital business models

Today's best way to blow out the mental cobwebs is a tough-talking opinion piece by musician David Lowery, from Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven.
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What can the music industry learn from Netflix?

Billboard's Glenn Peoples has published a thoughtful article about what the recorded music industry can learn from TV/film service Netflix, which reported strong financials earlier this week....
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Sellaband shaking up its business model

Fan-funded music firm Sellaband is making some significant changes, including dropping the $50,000 minimum that artists need to raise to fund their album recording (and, indeed, dropping the stipulation that they can only...
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Topspin boss: ”Nothing secretive or shady going on here”

We reported on Topspin's new website earlier this week, and the somewhat negative comments on the company's business model posted on a Hypebot story about the news.
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BPI boss hails Napster legacy

BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor has penned a column for BBC News Online reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the original Napster, admitting that the music industry should have embraced Napster rather than fought it.
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Twitter’s business model could be… shopping advice

An article in the New York Times claims that Twitter's path to actually making money could be e-commerce.
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Chuck D helps SellaBand launch in the US

Don't believe the hype! Oh, except when the hype is about a fan-funded music service, and Chuck D is the man saying it.