Music’s Quantitative Methods

Today, recommendation engines designed to curate the perfect individual playlist are redefining both the demand and supply side of the music industry, affecting how listeners…

YouTube’s Value Gap

In the beginning of the XXth Century music consumption did not compare with today. Music publishers, for instance, were used to generate revenue mostly through…

The Drama of Artist Payments

In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and writing songs, have been severely affected by the slump in royalty revenue coming from…

A Fair Music Report

The logistics of correctly attributing the money earned from the sale and performance of recorded music has always been a daunting task. This is a…

The Value of Tidal

Before celebrity hip-hop mogul and businessman Jay Z came along, WiMP and Tidal hardly made an impact on music streaming. The two services are now…

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an explosion of opportunities in the digital space. Wearable devices such as Google Glass,…

YouTube’s Music Pangs

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Google is working on an on-demand music streaming service to be run through their video streaming service…

Game Changing Data

Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon knew this 400 years ago. In business-to-consumer businesses, where knowledge of the customer base is a key asset, his dictum…

A Drum, A Drum! Xbox Doth Come

Microsoft’s new “Xbox Music” service is the company’s latest dive into a burgeoning market for music streaming and a lifestyle approach towards media consumption. The…

SXSW: The Magic Mountain

  Peregrination, defined as travel from one place to another especially on foot, is often associated with a religious experience.  Not so the South by…

Podcasts: The Cinderella Trade

Blogworld’s annual New Media Expo, billed as “The First and Only Industry-wide Conference, Tradeshow and Media Event for All New Media”, is comprised of bloggers,…