Tag: business model
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...
July 16, 2015
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...
July 2, 2015
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...
August 12, 2013
Bloom.fm talks mobile-first personal radio
Bloom.fm discloses its business model.
January 17, 2013
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.
February 21, 2012
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.
February 15, 2012
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....
April 28, 2011
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...
September 29, 2009
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.
July 21, 2009
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.
June 29, 2009
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.
June 22, 2009