Tag: opinion

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Music strategy and the consumer journey (guest column)

This guest post comes from Eric Sheinkop, founder of Music Dealers: Story, according to Merriam Webster, is an account of incidents or events. According to dictionary.com, this is a narrative, either true or fictitious,...
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We don’t think streaming music is leaving snobs adrift

In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has access to the same...
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Taylor Swift: ‘It’s my opinion that music should not be free’

As one of the highest-profile streaming windowers, the thought of Taylor Swift writing an opinion piece about digital music is an intriguing prospect. And that’s exactly what she’s done for the Wall Street Journal....
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Merlin boss says major labels responsible for digital service failures

Merlin CEO Charles Caldas says that new digital music services that build their business models solely around the demands of major labels are playing a risky game.
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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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Bronfman Jr: Spotify is ‘incrementally positive’ but Google Music is an ‘oxymoron’

Outgoing Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr took the stage at the D: Dive Into Media conference to give his views on a range of music industry issues and services.
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Glassnote Records founder praises Spotify’s impact

We've been reporting on industry attitudes towards Spotify - both positive and negative - for some time now. Here's a new positive take from Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass, providing an independent's-eye view of the...
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UMG’s Rob Wells says new music services ‘aren’t cannibalising’

Universal Music Group's digital boss Rob Wells has been talking to CNET about the impact of new digital music services, fending off suggestions that they may cannibalise existing sales of downloads.
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Music Ally Report : A Plateau On The Horizon?

- A Plateau on the Horizon? - MySpace to breathe? - Dispersing the meta-fog Part 2 - Why European Licensing Is Holding Back Music Retail - Country profile: Japan