Sean Parker on Spotify, Apple Music, Taylor Swift and Tidal
CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and music. He refers to...
June 26, 2015
Inside Beats 1
Beats 1’s “flagship” DJ Zane Lowe has confirmed that his first interview on his new show on 30th June will be Eminem. He’s posted photos so we can presume it’s a pre-record rather than live. Ahead of next Tuesday,...
June 26, 2015
Rudimental to launch app powered by Disciple Media
Earlier this week when we interviewed British artist-apps startup Disciple Media, the company said it wasn’t ready to name any of its pipeline of clients. A few days on, clearly that policy has changed. Disciple says it...
June 18, 2015
Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, Neil Young, Apple and why the music industry has to “embrace ubiquity”
So you wait months for a Daniel Ek interview and then two show up at once. He’s on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard – conveniently published mere days before Apple’s big announcement today (hem hem). There...
June 9, 2015
YouTube’s future strategy: ‘It’s all mobile, mobile, mobile’
We published our interview with YouTube’s senior content exec Robert Kyncl yesterday, but he’s also been talking at more length about the wider strategy of Google’s online video service. It’s almost all about the...
June 3, 2015
Steve Albini: old copyright model will go way of public smoking
A keynote interview from musician and producer Steve Albini at the Primavera Pro conference in Barcelona got a wide airing this weekend, not least for his suggestion that existing copyright models will become as unacceptable...
June 1, 2015
Streaming money not too tight for Mick Hucknall to mention
A number of artists have expressed worries about their streaming income, but Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall appears to be, ahem, holding back the fears. In an interview with Music Week, Hucknall said he was relaxed about the...
May 29, 2015
Evernote boss talks ‘cognitive ergonomics’ and freemium
Evernote doesn’t do music: it’s a service for storing your notes, reports and lists, and sharing / collaborating on them with co-workers. But its CEO Phil Libin’s latest interview may have some useful nuggets for the...
May 21, 2015
New Vevo boss: ‘There is so much more that we can do with it’
As predicted, former BBC and Intel executive Erik Huggers is the new CEO of Vevo, replacing founder Rio Caraeff who departed at the end of 2014. In an interview, Huggers outlined ambitious goals for the music videos service....
May 1, 2015
Kobalt: ‘The attitude that we should kill streaming is a huge mistake’
Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz has been a vocal supporter of streaming services, and his latest interview with Billboard doesn’t change that. “This attitude that we should kill streaming is a huge mistake. In Scandinavia...
April 30, 2015
David Lowery: ‘It’s not that we’re against the coal mine…’
Musician and digital activist David Lowery has given an interview talking about his campaigns for artists and songwriters to be better rewarded for streams of their work. “I’m seen as a digital critic, but I don’t think...
March 30, 2015