Music business has an opportunity to look a lot like television
2015 digital music report will show that revenue rose more than 3 percent, topping $15 billion, in 2015
How is possible that nobody is making any money from Youtube?
There is no Ertegun or Gordy: whenever you write in support of one of them, a Daniel Ek, you need a shower immediately after. Neil Bogart may have been a scumbag but he was a MUSICAL SCUMBAG, a showman, one of the boys. These bunch of hedge fund thieves in pinstripe suits should be thrown out of the business.
It really is tough trying to figure out where to find new music but for all of youtube’s ability to make personal listening playlists, I don’t see how it works as a place to discover music. It seems more like a place to stream music once you have already discovered it.
However, XL has Adele, Atoms for Peace, Jack White, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekends and The XX, Domino has the Artic Monkeys, and 4AD has Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, The National, St. Vincent, Pixies, Iron and Wine…, so we aren’t really talking about obscure artists.
The advertising community is dead meat when it comes to online buying, since it is very very easy to fake your numbers of readers, indeed there are companies where you can essentially buy clicks on a cost per click basis. If you are buying it at 10 cents and selling it at a dollar the numbers speak for themselves