Business Week Op Ed “One Way to Save the Music Industry”

One Way to Save the Music Industry, Business Week, 29 July 2010 By Johnny Ryan and Allègre L. Hadida Given the persistence of digital music piracy, a new subscription-creation model borrowed from online gaming could aid ailing record labels Does the answer to music retailing's collapse lie within the computer game industry? Global music revenues … Continue reading Business Week Op Ed “One Way to Save the Music Industry”

Links worth clicking: David Simon of The Wire

David Simon, one of the duo behind The Wire, The Corner, and Generation Kill, on society and news journalism: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2009/aug/29/david-simon-edinburgh-interview-full http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8E8xBXFLKE (skip the first 6 minutes of preliminary dialogue) (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJNkL12QD68 (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhPZYjRgqTI David Simon, "Does the news matter to anyone anymore?", The Washington Post, 20 January 2008.

New Audiences and the digital fourth wall

Working on the forthcoming book. Here's a teaser the changed media environment... The theatres of the Elizabethan and Stuart eras were venues where ‘a thousand townsemen, gentlemen and whores, porters and serving–men together throng’, according to one contemporary account. The decorum of the modern theatre did not apply. Heckles and sometimes projectiles came at the … Continue reading New Audiences and the digital fourth wall

Music industry: hope in the Long Tail and a long history of technological turmoil

A thought on an area that I'm going to have to tackle for the book. In 1999, the top 10 albums in the United States generated sales worth over 54.6 $M. By the end of 2008, that figure had fallen to just under $18.7 $M. What is happening? Update ( 13/06/2010 - with correction): From … Continue reading Music industry: hope in the Long Tail and a long history of technological turmoil