Tag: new york times
The National get a VR documentary from the New York Times
The latest band testing the virtual-reality waters is The National, with a VR documentary filmed and distributed by the New York Times. ’The National: Something Out of Nothing’ was released on Friday to tie in with...
September 11, 2017
Amazon and New York Times clash over workplace exposé
Earlier this summer, the New York Times’ exposé of working practices at Amazon – this time its office staff rather than its warehouse employees – was widely shared. Claims of immense pressure being put on staff...
October 20, 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
Pandora set for court battle with BMI over payouts
With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday...
February 9, 2015
Azoff aims for more performing rights income for songwriters
Okay, that headline is hardly a shock: famous manager wants more dosh for their clients. But apparently Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights venture is promising artists it will “wring royalties that are as much as 30 percent...
October 31, 2014
Facebook reportedly offering to host news publisher’s content
There’s a fascinating piece in the New York Times this week about Facebook’s possible plans to host stories for news publishers and split the ad revenues with them, based on a “listening tour” the social network has...
October 28, 2014
Is Japan really ready for the transition from CDs to streaming?
The New York Times has an interesting feature today on the Japanese music market, exploring why CDs still account for 85% of sales in the country, and questioning whether that attachment to physical is storing up problems...
September 20, 2014
Leaked New York Times report shows digital struggles
Nothing to do with music here, but a leaked internal report by the New York Times is a stark guide to some of the struggles happening in other media industries as companies move from analog to digital businesses. The report...
July 18, 2014
US Justice Department to review music licensing regulations
Get set for 60 days of intense and angry lobbying in the US over personal radio royalties, after the Justice Department announced plans to review the licensing system for ASCAP and BMI. Interested parties are being invited...
June 7, 2014
Twitter giving love to ‘Very Important Tweeters’
'Is Twitter a Media or Technology Company?' wonders the New York Times on its Bits blog. The answer, of course, is a bit of both. "I think of the company as a technology company that is in the media business," says CEO Dick...
July 26, 2012
Rumours of Google music store hotting up again
The New York Times' headline 'Google Said to be Planning an MP3 Store' raised our eyebrows, given that Google itself did the saying at its I/O conference back in 2010, and even showed a demonstration. However, the point of...
October 14, 2011
Digital disruption latest – Amazon publishing and Facebook football
Two unrelated stories today show the ongoing disruption of traditional media by digital services. First, Amazon has announced the first author to sign to its general trade books imprint. Timothy Ferriss was poached from Random...
August 18, 2011