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(via Will Streaming Music Ever Be Profitable?)
Answer: not with the music industry killing every innovative company they can get their hands on:)

(via Will Streaming Music Ever Be Profitable?)

Answer: not with the music industry killing every innovative company they can get their hands on:)

Check out this quite entertaining new video of a web-conference with Andrea from Digital Music Trends, on the topic of Internet Radio Acts, Pandora, Google’s Free matching & more (by Andrea Leonelli).

Fight Growing Over Online Royalties - NYTimes.com

Sirius, for example, pays 8 percent of its revenue to record companies and artists. Pandora pays a fraction of a cent each time a song is streamed, which last year amounted to about 54 percent of its revenue, or $149 million.
“The rate being too high dramatically depresses how much music gets played,” Mr. Westergren said in a recent interview. “It has really suffocated the industry.”

Gerd adds: the music industry loves to choke their golden geese. Pandora should pay a percentage of revenues just like any other radio service, IMHO.

According to StageofLife.com, in August, 49% of teens and college-age consumers reported spending zero dollars per month on music. Rather than buying iTunes singles or CDs of even their favorite artists, this age group copies music from friends, downloads free songs from music websites and streams music online. (via With Streaming and Sharing, Teens Find Ways Around Paying for Music - eMarketer)
Gerd adds: the real revenue streams will NOT come from selling copies but providing ACCESS and then upselling from there. Time to wake up.
Read these free books incl. Music 2.0: http://gerd.fm/freepdfs

According to StageofLife.com, in August, 49% of teens and college-age consumers reported spending zero dollars per month on music. Rather than buying iTunes singles or CDs of even their favorite artists, this age group copies music from friends, downloads free songs from music websites and streams music online. (via With Streaming and Sharing, Teens Find Ways Around Paying for Music - eMarketer)

Gerd adds: the real revenue streams will NOT come from selling copies but providing ACCESS and then upselling from there. Time to wake up.

Read these free books incl. Music 2.0: http://gerd.fm/freepdfs

Whereas Pandora, and many of its competitors, use a compulsory license to stream music to users, Apple is looking to forge direct deals with labels for more comprehensive and flexible licensing. In other words, Apple radio probably won’t ever tell you that you can’t skip a song. And unlike Pandora, if you want to listen to all Johnny Cash, all the time, Apple won’t fold in music that’s similar to Johnny Cash just to follow licensing requirements. In essence, it is expected to be the best internet radio ever. If real, of course.

Watch Out, Pandora: Apple’s Streaming Radio Service Could Launch In Early 2013 | TechCrunch

Gerd comments: Apple knows that very soon, listening IS THE SAME as downloading - there is no real difference between radio and ‘buying a song’, very soon. Stay tuned.

If absolute spending is the metric, then P2P users value music more highly than their non-P2P using, digital-collecting peers, not less. They’re better digital consumers. But is also clear that this investment has fallen vis à vis large CD-based collections. (via Where do Music Collections Come From? | Media Piracy | The American Assembly)
Great report - MUST READ - on Digital Music

If absolute spending is the metric, then P2P users value music more highly than their non-P2P using, digital-collecting peers, not less. They’re better digital consumers. But is also clear that this investment has fallen vis à vis large CD-based collections. (via Where do Music Collections Come From? | Media Piracy | The American Assembly)

Great report - MUST READ - on Digital Music

Can Music Streaming Ever Be Profitable? [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

Told you so:)). Long time ago, here. And again, yesterday. The music business ecosystem is utterly dysfunctional - thanks to the IPFI, RIAA, most of the rights societies and widespread arrogance and egocentric obsession with control. Bummer, really. (Thanks to Fran van Horn for the Hypebot link btw).

(via The future of the music business: creating a new ecosystem (Futuris…)

Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard summarizes the key trends for the future of the music industry - 15 years of presentations on this topic all-in-one :) See all of Gerd’s stuff on this topic, and his free books, here: http://gerd.fm/futuremusic

HBO cuts the cord, brings streaming-only service to Europe

unexpectedtech:

An HBO streaming service that does not require an associated cable subscription is coming in mid-October, according to Variety. The rollout is confined to only a few European countries, but it’s an embrace from Time Warner to cord-cutters that non-HBO customers have long sought.

The service, named HBO Nordic AB, will allow customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark to stream subtitled versions of the same content available in the US. Original series like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, as well as movies that are featured by the channel, will be streamable at HBONordic.com.

As a standalone streaming service, HBO Nordic AB will cost 10 euros (about $12.50) per month, and HBO will also remain as an add-on service to regular cable subscriptions. Despite the similarity of the streaming service to Time Warner’s mobile streaming apps in the US named HBO Go, the company won’t carry over the brand internationally.

Variety points out that HBO does currently have a “standalone digital product” in Poland, but its reach is small. HBO’s expansion in Europe comes shortly after Netflix announced plans to service the area with its own, broader streaming catalog.

If I’m going to stream music from the cloud, why should I continue to buy files and collect them?