Half of YouTube viewing now happens on mobile devices
YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki gave a keynote interview at the Code/Mobile conference yesterday, with a few nuggets on how YouTube is evolving, and new (old) features it might be getting. One notable stat: 50% of YouTube views...
October 28, 2014
Lyor Cohen on fan engagement: ‘Why is every thumb the same size?’
Former WMG exec Lyor Cohen, now running his own company 300 Entertainment, has been fielding questions from fans on Reddit in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview. There are some fun nuggets based on his business, which is...
October 24, 2014
Google+ isn’t going away soon: ‘We’re the largest we’ve ever been’
Former Google exec Vic Gundotra was seen as the company’s champion for its Google+ social service, so his departure earlier this year was understandably seen as potentially bad news for the social network. However,...
October 10, 2014
Merlin boss: ‘YouTube pays less than any of the subscription services’
Indie licensing agency Merlin has been conspicuously silent amid the recent storm about YouTube’s licensing negotiation tactics with independents – unsurprising, given that it remains at the negotiating table, with...
July 21, 2014
Bloom.fm talks of being “the best” rather than “first” and hints at handset deals
Mobile Entertainment has run an interview with Oleg Fomenko, CEO and founder of Bloom.fm. The piece is mainly an introduction to the service and what its intentions are – a lot of which will already be more than familiar...
June 13, 2014
Bandcamp boss: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’
If you missed it, there’s now another chance to catch our recent interview with Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond online. The interview includes the direct-to-fan service’s latest stats: “The big number for us –...
June 13, 2014
Bandcamp’s Ethan Diamond: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’
When musician Zoe Keating published details of her 2013 earnings in February, most of the media coverage predictably focused on how little she was making from streaming services. Keating made $38.2k from sales on Apple’s...
June 12, 2014
Trent Reznor: ‘It costs 10 bucks, or go f*** yourself’
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor may have been a poster artist for D2C commerce in the past, but it's fair to say his enthusiasm for the DIY route has waned.
September 4, 2013
Nigel Godrich: ‘I’m not a dinosaur. I know what streaming is…’
If Nigel Godrich has "done an awful lot of research" about streaming music in recent weeks, as he tells The Guardian, why does he think Adele doesn't stream her albums on Spotify?
August 23, 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook gives wide-ranging interview
On-the-record interviews by Apple CEO Tim Cook are as rare as hen's teeth, so Business Week's long Q&A is getting plenty of attention today.
December 7, 2012
A little something extra…
The greatest ever interview with Snoop Dogg, plus Jim Davidson's review of the Jubilee music concert.
June 8, 2012