Based on some ideas in my book, and a piece I wrote with Dr Allegre Hadida in BusinessWeek (“One way to save the music industry“) in July last year, we have submitted to the ReThink Music business model competition.
Allegre is an academic at the Judge School of Business in Cambridge. ReThink Music is run by Harvard Business School and the Berklee School of Music. ReThink Music will be hosted in Boston in late April 2011.
The idea is called “Social Remix” – it is about subscription for participation rather than retail to listen. It renders content immune to piracy while at the same time opening up new opportunities for creative remixing.
More detail anon…