asterisk2a + 360-music-contract   18

Paul Krugman: Amazon’s Book Monopsony Is 'Not OK' - YouTube
- Monopsony - the single buyer of good, thus can demand prices. // Facebook owns over 70% of social media spending. can demand prices. thus its moves to demand more and more money through changes in Newsfeed algo to make people pay to show up in peoples Newsfeed. Under the guise of User Experience!
Amazon  Monopsony  Facebook  antitrust  Platform  TOS  Social  Media  monopoly  oligopol  oligopoly  Apple  Google  iTunes  Apple  Music  Music  Industry  360-music-contract 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple aims for bigger bite of music market - BBC News
Spotify can be a "very comfortable number two" after Apple. Some investors appear to agree. Despite the imminent arrival of Apple Music, Spotify said in June that it had raised $526m (£334m) in new funding and was now valued at $8.5bn (£5.4bn). That's more than household names such as Sainsbury and Royal Mail are worth. Unsurprisingly, Spotify also thinks it can survive the Apple onslaught. Mark Williamson, its head of artist services, says the company has only just "scratched the surface" after getting people to pay for music again. (To be fair, Apple probably deserves some of that credit for its iTunes store.) [...] The big challenge for Spotify is continuing to grow if it has any hope of becoming profitable. The company reported a net loss of €162m (£117m) last year - largely because its agreement with record companies and publishers requires it to pay 70% of revenues to performers and writers. [...] Live music is worth more than sales of recorded music in the UK.
Apple  Music  Spotify  Music  Industry  freemium  subscription  model  business  model  Android  iOS  Platform  TOS  iTunes  Indie  Music  360-music-contract  offline  experience  shared  experience 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Taylor Swift pulls 1989 album from Apple Music - BBC News
Last week, UK-based independent record label Beggars echoed Swift's comments, saying it struggled "to see why rights owners and artists should bear this aspect of Apple's customer acquisition costs". // http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/3alou7/taylor_swift_calls_apple_music_free_trial/ -- 24hrs later -- Apple will pay artists for streamed music titles during users free trial usage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33220189 // &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33222489
Taylor  Swift  Spotify  freemium  business  model  Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Apple  Music  subscription  model  The  Content  Wars  user  acquisition 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Is Spotify doomed because of Apple Music? No — Spotify’s been doomed from the start | PandoDaily
Spotify is really the only legitimate competitor left. But its fate, like that of every streaming music service, is also subject to forces outside of its control — forces that are guided by the three-headed hydra of Warner, Universal, and Sony. [...] Although Apple Music and Spotify’s paid tier offer perks that free subscriptions do not — namely, full mobile access and no ads between songs — the majority of users will not pay for something they can basically get for free, even if they miss out on a handful of features. The percentage of Spotify users who pay for the service bears this out, having held steady for years at only 25%. And this trend shows no sign of abating — according to the most recent figures, paid users as a percentage of the whole crept up a hair but still sits at only 26.7%. [rather spend limited disposable income (and time) on weed and other offline experiences (leisure activities) with friends. -VS- The time of u and ur buddy(s) listening 2 new vinyl release]
Apple  Music  iTunes  Spotify  Soundcloud  subscription  model  business  model  Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  self-publishing  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  user  behaviour  snacking  Pandora  Deezer  Radio  8tracks  Tidal  YouTube  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  abundance  friction  frictionless  convenience  Netflix  disposable  income  offline  experience  shared  experience  Millennials  generationy  aspirational  product  Apple  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  social  status  commodity  business  commoditization  commodities  Media  mass  market  consumerist  consumer  product  antitrust  freemium  Venture  Capital  value  creation  Core  Proposition  Proposition  intangible  value  added  value  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Silicon  Valley  corporate  strategy  exit  strategy  business  strategy 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
After years of false starts, Apple is finally poised to kill Spotify and take over streaming music. There’s just one catch… | PandoDaily
No wonder streaming platforms can barely make a profit — if at all — while most artists have been forced to view streaming not as a legitimate revenue source but merely a form of exposure. That’s why Apple’s refusal to offer a free option makes perfect sense. But will users agree to pay, especially with free options on the table? Possibly not. And if they don’t it will be because of the greed of record labels, not Apple. [...] labels rejected Apple’s $5 price-point. So the company offered a compromise: $7.99 a month. But the labels still claimed that’s still too low. And so now Apple is back to offering $9.99 a month — the same amount Spotify charges and the same amount 75 percent of its users refuse to pay and will continue to refuse to pay as long as the company stays in business. So now Apple is rightly worried that listeners won’t choose its service over a free one, even if it can offer a deeper catalog with more exclusive content.
Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  content  discovery  content  distribution  Spotify  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  Apple  iTunes 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple’s possibly illegal plan to kill Spotify’s free service is reportedly under investigation by the FTC | PandoDaily
[ history rhymes - Google Search and Apple iTunes ]FTC officials have discussed Apple’s practices with more than one record label, according to music-industry executives with knowledge of the matter. The FTC’s investigators, still in the early stages, of their inquiry, are asking whether Apple’s efforts will change the way music labels work with other streaming services, for example curtailing ad-supported music and pushing more songs into paid tiers of service at higher rates, according to one of the people. // &! http://pando.com/2015/05/04/apple-reportedly-plays-dirty-to-kill-spotifys-free-tier-and-i-hope-it-gets-away-with-it/ - Apple reportedly plays dirty to kill Spotify’s free tier
FTC  antitrust  abuse  of  power  corruption  Apple  Microsoft  Google  Search  iTunes  Spotify  Rdio  Pandora  Deezer  Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  YouTube  Google 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z’s Tidal (which is doomed anyway) | PandoDaily
But the reason most artists are not compensated properly for their work has been the same since the advent of recorded music: Record labels. According to a report from the audit firm Ernst & Young, record labels net 45.6 percent of the revenue created by streaming music. The supposedly evil, greedy platform itself — which in this particular study was limited to Spotify and Deezer — only takes home 20.8 percent. After 16.7 percent is taken out for taxes, that leaves 10 percent for songwriters and publishers, and 6.8 percent for artists. And even if Tidal makes users pay (upwards of $20 for the highest sound quality!) artists will still have the same shitty record deals and see the same shitty ratios they’ve had for decades. [...] Even as Spotify has grown its total user base, the number of paid subscribers has held steady at only 25 percent. [ future is to divorce content discovery & distribution from revenue/income streams, bc digital is commodity! ] &! TC Rant Video tcrn.ch/1BYSfL2
Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  content  creator  Pandora  Tidal  Spotify  Deezer  Rdio  iTunes  Apple  Beats  freemium  business  model  content  discovery  content  distribution  digital  artist  digital  content  digital  economy  convenience  frictionless  friction  commoditization  commodity  business  economics  of  abundance  abundance  marginal  cost  Age 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Labels, not Spotify, are screwing over artists and breaking the music industry. Here’s how to fix it. | PandoDaily
[ Platform - everyone (middlemen, plural) is taking a cut. ] A new report from audit firm Ernst & Young and the French record label trade group SNEP reveals better estimates than we’ve ever seen on the payout distribution of music streaming services. And who do you suppose takes the biggest cut? You guessed it, labels. According to the report, labels net 45.6 percent of the streaming revenue created by Spotify and Deezer, the two platforms included in the study. The streaming platforms themselves — most of which have yet to achieve profitability despite fielding frequent attacks for their supposed greed — take home 20.8 percent. An additional 16.7 percent is paid in taxes before songwriters and performing artists finally see their shares — which amount to 10 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.
middleman  Music  Industry  digital  artist  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Spotify  iTune  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  YouTube  Platform  TOS  freemium  business  model  free  digital  content  digital  economy  digital  natives  Millennials  Trend  Generationy  user  behaviour  user  experience  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  Music  1000  True  Fans  Multimedia  Social  Media  marketing  advertisement  added  value  Proposition  exploitation  fairness  Silicon  Valley  Signal  vs.  Noise 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Keep YouTube Weird: How YouTube lost its soul — and may lose the creators that built it | PandoDaily
[ Another lesson not to build your business (model/revenue) on other peoples platforms and silos. It's ok for content distribution and discovery. But nothing else. You will worry every day what the owner will do next to increase shareholder value and market position. Entrepreneurs/Businesses need to mitigate risk (<< Objective No. 2 at least), this includes not to rely on other peoples Platform/TOS/backs. As if FB and Twitter wasn't a lesson.] The terms of the new agreement, while logical from YouTube’s perspective, place huge restrictions on where and how a musician can host their music on both YouTube and other platforms. And the bullying hasn’t stopped. Keating wrote that, if she refused to sign the new YouTube music services agreement, her channel, which has over a half a million views and close to 5,000 followers, would be blocked from the monetization portions of the platform. [... Conclusion ...] Think of [YouTube] as that promotional tool but nothing else. &! bit.ly/1D8wTMI
TOS  Platform  YouTube  Google  content  creator  Artist  digital  360-music-contract  Music  Industry  silo  ID 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Channelling Talent - YouTube
Channelling Talent: In this fantastic short video from our ARC team, musicians reveal the role of social networks in recognising and rewarding talent in the music industry. // via https://www.facebook.com/theRSAorg/posts/10152764750341833 || it is a process, progress, practise, patience, commitment, tenacity, passion ... and opportunities. >> social and income mobility >> gini coefficient. || 6:25 - storytelling >> journalism. more than just a review of an debut EP. a story behind the EP and artist.
talent  ID  war  for  talent  Top  Music  Industry  education  policy  Social  Media  360-music-contract  self-employment  self-publishing  publishing  2.0  gender  gap  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  inequality  gender  politics  gender  policing  storytelling  communication  language  journalismus  Journalism  mainstream  niche  mainstream 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Iggy Azalea dodges questions about Rocky and Nas? - YouTube
"If you think twice about something whether or not to say it (public tweet, status update) ... better not say it." << Controversial stuff, Religion Stuff, ... + v=nA4x7zIB8zo ... minute 3:00 - YouTube Content ID system doesn't even work for artists/Vevo. Random People/Companies/Scammers claim others original content and bagging Advertising dollars till shit got resolved ( http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-12/20/youtube-content-id ). So even Original Content gets illegitimately claimed by scammers. ... Very well thought trough, YouTube. ... Her Music Videos are inspired by Movies. ... !!! Published Ignorant Art (Mixtape) early 2012 [worked on it I guess 2011] and Glory (EP) [released mid 2012] for free. ... Work. Talent. Effort. Hustle. Patience. + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggy_Azalea
Iggy  Azalea  freemium  brand  branding  brands  YouTube  Content  ID  Social  Media  digital  artist  digital  digital  economy  digital  natives  Music  Industry  Pop  Culture  internet  Hip  Hop  Hip  Hop  Culture  celebrity  Remix  Culture  360-music-contract  RIAA  MPIAA  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  Twitter  Facebook  instagram  Pinterest  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Fame  Fan  Following  Success 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?
The irony is that Spielberg almost singlehandedly invented the blockbuster genre. When his film Jaws was released in 1975, Hollywood realised that making a few big-budget films a year that appealed to the masses was more lucrative than making dozens of smaller ones, and a business model was born. Since then budgets have soared and artistic merit has taken a back seat. [...] After a wave of acquisitions in the 80s and 90s, the six "majors" that dominate global box office are now parts of massive media conglomerates. They have found ways to both boost profitability of their films and mitigate the risks associated with making such huge investments. [...] The first thing the studios have done is spread the risk by getting dozens of smaller production companies to invest alongside them, reducing their exposure to a potential flop.
Steven  Spielberg  Blockbuster  copyright  copyright  infringement  Hollywood  Entertainment  conglomerate  mainstream  media  media  conglomerate  revenue  stream  ROI  Gary  Vaynerchuk  social  media  360-music-contract  Music  Industry  Porn  business  model  businessmodel  commodity  business  commoditization  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  book  lowest  common  denominator  crowd-pleasers 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Pop-Bestseller Black Eyed Peas: "Klar, die Plattenfirmen haben viel Mist gebaut" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur
Will.I.am: Wenn ich wetten müsste, würde ich mein Geld auf die Plattenfirmen setzen. Nicht, weil sie in der Vergangenheit all die großen Künstler und Legenden wie Otis Redding vergewaltigt haben. Die Labels haben viel Mist gebaut, das ist klar. Aber dann muss man auch sehen, wie viele gute Dinge durch die Plattenfirmen entstehen konnten, die unser Leben bereichert haben: Michael Jackson, die Beatles! Ich weiß nicht, wer zukünftige Idole aufbauen und entwickeln soll, wenn nicht die Industrie.

Es geht um das Kuratieren von Musik, um die Entwicklung, die Formung und Betreuung von Künstlern. Im ganzen Internet gibt es keine Abteilung, die das im gleichen Maße leisten kann.
musicindustry  businessmodel  medienwandel  mediachange  music  apple  itunes  artists  360-music-contract  Will.I.Am  curation 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free
DRM walls are crumbling. Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly. Artists like Prince and Nine Inch Nails are flouting their labels and either giving music away or telling their fans to steal it. Another blow earlier this week: Radiohead, which is no longer controlled by their label, Capitol Records, put their new digital album on sale on the Internet for whatever price people want to pay for it.

The economics of recorded music are fairly simple. Marginal production costs are zero: Like software, ...
music  drm  copyright  economics  musicindustry  businessmodel  business  reveue  model  360-music-contract  future 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
“360″ Music Deals Become Mandatory As Labels Prepare For Free Music
They may be slaves to the labels, but they have a chance (albeit a very small one) of becoming rich slaves, at least.
360-music-contract  music  business  future  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Big Music Will Surrender, But Not Until At Least 2011
His response: It’s all part of a master plan. The labels fully understand that recorded music, streamed or downloaded, is going to be free in the future (we’ve argued this relentlessly). CD sales continue to decline by 20% per year, and the only thing that’ll stop that trend is when those sales reach zero. Nothing will replace those revenues.

No longer will the labels be tied to revenue limited to sales of master recordings – by then most or all artists will be under 360 music contracts that give the labels a cut of virtually every revenue stream artists can tap into – fan sites, concerts, merchandise, endorsement deals, and everything else.

What this means for us music consumers – don’t expect much to change for the next few years. But sometime in the next decade we’ll see a real renaissance in how music is distributed and consumed. And who knows, a decade after that we may have all forgiven the music labels.
music  industry  future  business  model  revenue  businessmodel  360-music-contract  contract  artists 
november 2009 by asterisk2a

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