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,...
March 18, 2016
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...
October 24, 2014
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....
July 8, 2014
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.
March 19, 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
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.
February 1, 2012
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...
February 1, 2012
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.
December 14, 2011