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  • Jeff Price Tunecore Part 2 - Dishing With The Digerati #6 - Digital Music Insider
    you think there is weakness in other areas of the business besides old school physical retail and major labels Isquith for example Concert Revenues are down Price I however do believe that when Drake used TuneCore and sold 300 000 singles in 11 days outselling Lady GaGa Price he was on par Price there is no more class distinction Price artists are all now just artists Price each as important as the other Price weakness comes from the old model Isquith But if you are a promoter either Ticketmaster or AEG or even a small Mom Pop promoter shouldn t this create bigger opportunities and results Price Arrested Artist Development Price a get rich quick strategy that was single based that did not develop more catalog Isquith So you are saying stopping artist development has had a trickle down negative effect to promoters etc Price oh hell yes Isquith OK that is reasonable Price this is why legacy artists do so well live Price they developed over time Price Bruce Springsteen Price first album sales were low Price it crawled up over years Isquith Springsteen s 1st 2 LPs failed U2s first 2 albums likewise Price developing fan base etc Price and they grew over time Price now its like opening weekend of a movie Price 1st album sells best and all the others decline Price one hit wonders Price This get rich quick strategy helped destroy the value of labels and the careers and potential careers of thousands of artists Isquith I m going to throw out 5 quick questions and hold you to 1 2 sentence answers Price ok Isquith Here goes Price will limit myself Isquith 1 If I had unlimited start up time and energy I would look at Price music publishing Price cure for cancer help Japan Isquith 2 The most interesting person I ve met lately is Price Fred Bourgoise Isquith tell us more Price about Fred Isquith yes please Price co founder of Bug Music Publishing Price largest independent publishing company in the world Price sold it about three years ago Price he did for Publishing Price what TuneCore did for distribution Isquith ok 3 Most Gratifying part of my day week is Price honestly it s going to sound corny Isquith corny is often true Price but it s when I play any role whatsoever in helping someone reach their goal Price and from time to time it happens Price and I smile Price knowing i was able to contribute to that person s dreams aspirations Isquith it s a big driver for many of my friends in music Price I get more pleasure out of helping someone else Price than myself Isquith 4 Most frustrating part of day week Price when people do not know or understand the reason behind what I do are 3 Price i did not start TC to make a buck Price i did it to change something i thought was wrong Price whether TuneCore exists or

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  • Jeff Price Tunecore Interview Part 1 - Dishing With The Digerati #6 - Digital Music Insider
    to change this complex Gatekeeper Heavy Infrastructure model Price the distributor earned its money Isquith Enter Tunecore Price getting there Price the record label would then try to make the artists famous Price and monetize that fame Price via selling or licensing music Price tah da Price that s the economic food chain of the music industry Price if the art caused reaction Price fame would ensue Price CDs get bought Price the machine makes money Price in comes digital stores Price 1st napster Price training people to download to music and listen on a computer Price then iTunes Price so in comes Apple to the perfect storm Price 10 07 49 AM two changes to the industry Price 10 07 56 AM 1 unlimited shelf space Price 10 08 03 AM everything can be in stock at no detriment to anything else Price 10 08 12 AM no longer need to fight to get on the shelf Isquith Also the removal of the RETAIL gatekeeper to a significant degree Price 2 unltd inventory that replicates on demand as a perfect digital copy Price getting there Price no up front cost for inventory Price old days make 50 000 CDs hope to god they sold Price if not you still had to eat the cost Price new days no up front cost for inventory always available Price as perfect digital copy Price with those two things Price AND Price the ability for an artist to market directly to their fans Price via social youtube FB etc Price the majors were disintermiediated Price so that s the lay of the land Price I was approached by new music distributors Price in 200x Price that wanted to distribute spinARTs music Price to digital stores Price they wanted a each time the music sold Price like the old school distributor Price made no sense to me Price they moved a file from point a to point b Price they idea that they would make an unltd amount of revenue Price each time the music sold Price for what exactly Price they pitched me on marketing services Price with all due respect marketing does not scale Price and I had been doing it for 17 years Price they had 10 000 releases a month Price how can you market 10 000 releases a month Isquith yes nice for a solo operator but not easy to build equity and companies behind Price not to mention after the first week or two of marketing they would move on Price so i would band my head against a wall begging borrowing pleading spending for the band Price the band would tour lay on floors eat ramen Price so when their music sold some third party took 20 20 oft the money Price for what Price it pissed me off Price i believe artists and labels were getting screwed Price you are the white stripes Price you have back catalog Price your new album takes off Price and

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  • Travel Is Difficult - Unless Your Guy Raps Better Than Kool Moe Dee - Digital Music Insider
    Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Post navigation Previous Previous post Enjoy a time before your Rock Stars were Media Trained Next Next post Jeff Price Tunecore Interview Part 1 Dishing With The Digerati 6 Jack Isquith About Follow Us Sign up for our mailing list Email Address Recent Posts The Critics Were Wrong What Was The Greatest Year In Music Guilty Pleasures Are Dead And Bigger Than Ever Van Morrison Treasure No Longer Buried On Bruce Lundvall Recent Comments Dick Boddie on On Bruce Lundvall Tim Devine on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Willie on Frank s Living Room and The Birth Of Hipster Divebar Jukebox Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Twitter Tweets by digmusicinsider Archives November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 February 2015 December 2014 February 2013 January 2013 August 2012 March 2012 October 2011 September 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 Categories D2C Daily Snark Did You Notice Digital Music News Dishing With The Digerati Fog Of

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  • Enjoy a time before your Rock Stars were Media-Trained. - Digital Music Insider
    keep it real and creates out of neccessity rather than an end result in mind freedom of expression is a wonderful thing to witness bearing fruit thanks DMI for bringing things back down to earth Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Post navigation Previous Previous post Ethan Kaplan is a Killer Next Next post Travel Is Difficult Unless Your Guy Raps Better Than Kool Moe Dee Jack Isquith About Follow Us Sign up for our mailing list Email Address Recent Posts The Critics Were Wrong What Was The Greatest Year In Music Guilty Pleasures Are Dead And Bigger Than Ever Van Morrison Treasure No Longer Buried On Bruce Lundvall Recent Comments Dick Boddie on On Bruce Lundvall Tim Devine on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Willie on Frank s Living Room and The Birth Of Hipster Divebar Jukebox Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Twitter Tweets by digmusicinsider Archives November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 February 2015 December 2014 February 2013 January 2013 August

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  • Ethan Kaplan is a Killer. - Digital Music Insider
    fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Post navigation Previous Previous post Amazon Gets To Cloud First Kindle or Kibble Next Next post Enjoy a time before your Rock Stars were Media Trained Jack Isquith About Follow Us Sign up for our mailing list Email Address Recent Posts The Critics Were Wrong What Was The Greatest Year In Music Guilty Pleasures Are Dead And Bigger Than Ever Van Morrison Treasure No Longer Buried On Bruce Lundvall Recent Comments Dick Boddie on On Bruce Lundvall Tim Devine on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Willie on Frank s Living Room and The Birth Of Hipster Divebar Jukebox Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Nancy Blum on Sacred Songs and Places Inspired by George Harrison Twitter Tweets by digmusicinsider Archives November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 February 2015 December 2014 February 2013 January 2013 August 2012 March 2012 October 2011 September 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 Categories D2C Daily Snark Did You Notice Digital Music News Dishing With The Digerati Fog Of War Gaming Hats Off iTunes Law Disorder Mobile Apps MusicBiz Portals

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  • Amazon Gets To Cloud First - Kindle or Kibble? - Digital Music Insider
    initial thoughts The Good Getting there first has value Again kudos to Amazon The question is how much value More on this below The launch was tight The Amazon site from Homepage to the Music pages were ready While any Amazon launch lacks Steve Jobs s touch for dramatics and flare Amazon hit their messaging marks Amazon s customer acquisition strategy of rewarding consumers with free cloud storage for Amazon MP3 purchases is shrewd As is the automatic upgrade to 20gb storage for simply purchasing one Amazon MP3 full album I first covered Amazon s customer acquisition strategy on January 6th The Bad Lack of compatibility with iOS Apple s operating systems is tremendously problematic The vast majority of digital music fans are tethered to the Apple ecosystem The user interface is clunky I found the Amazon steps to be more complicated than Lala And I still feel it s only fair to compare all streaming and cloud offerings to the original Napster in terms of simplicity and immediacy The pricing model is way too expensive for big collections I have 500 GBs of music under Amazon s model that will cost me a few hundred dollars a year in their cloud That s nuts More marketing and PR sizzle is needed Apple wasn t first in digital music Steve Jobs just explained and marketed digital music in a way that connected The cloud is going to be a complex concept for the average music fan sizzle will help The Final Take Is this it If today s announcement is simply Amazon s first foray into The Cloud with plenty of tweaks to come this may turn out to be a very important first salvo Amazon could grab a lead and continue to iterate as the Cloud grows and grab a valuable advantage Think about how well they have executed with the Kindle But if this is it at these prices and with these limitations Amazon may get squashed as Google and Apple inevitably enter Word has it this morning that certain label personnel are quite upset with Amazon s announcement If labels are able to double down with Apple and Google at more favorable terms you may see artist based efforts to support The Cloud elsewhere Remember those old I Want My MTV ads Imagine Lady Gaga wanting her iTunes cloud For consumers one thing is clear today is a good day Music consumption is just starting to turn cloudy and with the largest technology companies in the world fighting for your attention rest assured more options are coming soon For Amazon the question is will today be the start of a Kindle like ascension in Digital Music or simply a bit of kibble thrown at an increasingly picky and well fed digital music consumer Author Jack Isquith Posted on March 29 2011 Categories Digital Music News Fog Of War Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email

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  • Social Media Explosion - Not The Same As it Ever Was - Digital Music Insider
    At the end of 2010 it was hosting more than 5bn images Six other tidbits from Jake Hird More than 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute Flickr members upload more than 3 000 images every minute The average Facebook user creates 90 pieces of content each month There are more than 2bn video views on YouTube every 24 hours People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non mobile users People on Facebook install 20m applications every day The Final Take David Byrne may have put it best Facts are simple and facts are straight Facts are lazy and facts are late Facts all come with points of view That is you need to be careful analyzing numbers and facts As objective as you try to be they all come with a point of view Here s mine Some broader trends are well amplified here The ascension of Mobile as a platform and photos and video as preferred content forms are undeniable And the scale of Facebook s penetration and user participation is almost beyond comprehension This growth easily dwarfs the golden years 2000 2002 of AOL for example where 25mm monthly subscribers was seen as a bellwether mark or MySpace s climb to 100mm accounts in 2006 This kind of scale has tremendous ramifications for users and businesses alike Some strategists view Facebook as a shadow internet with visitors who are always on Facebook simply substituting their Facebook activity for all online activity Others opine that Facebook will inevitably plateau and to be careful about over optimizing your web activities just to serve Facebook Lastly with the rise of Linkedin Twitter and Flickr or Pandora for that matter it s clear that highly targeted silos can scale Businesses

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  • Lemmy vs. God, Wonderfully Arrogant Titans, Amanda Palmer, & The Known Knowns. - The Week That Was 3/25/11 - Digital Music Insider
    are also unknown unknowns There are things we don t know we don t know Donald Rumsfeld By the way I feel about Donald Rumsfeld pretty much the same way I feel about Loverboy but for different reasons Loverboy tremendous fashion faux pas Rumsfeld macho war mongering Loverboy and Rumsfeld I know a great song like Turn Me Loose or a trenchant quote when I hear it So that s it dear reader four new release recommendations all admittedly squarely inside my boundaries of known knowns For the foreseeable future I will leave music and political criticism to others Now writing about the business of music or digital disruption that I can tackle Even after 12 years in the space I m still just ignorant enough to plow on ahead And plow on ahead we did starting Monday with some thoughts on Barry Michels one of Hollywood s most notable therapists Barry had us contemplating whether or not petulance rage and arrogance were positive qualities for entertainment business titans and thinking hard about lessons we had learned from Dr Seuss Later that day I weighed in on why a couple of Germans might spend their time writing code to give the major labels the finger Lemmy vs God and just how global our businesses have all become As Prince once wrote and Suzanna Hoffs sang it was just another manic Monday Tuesday and Wednesday I hit the road I was busy but with all the great advancements designed by Mr Jobs and purchased from Mr Bezos I was easily able to cover their dirty little war as well as comment on Pinch Sulzberger s ill advised quote about folks who might dare to access the NY Times for free All that and the start of baseball season too Thursday now that was my fun day as Bill Ngyuen our colorful Lala friend reemerged with 41 million dollars of funding for his new location obsessed company I also was able to dive into the scientific history of the MP3 file and spend a few minutes reminiscing about Suzanne Vega and Tom s Diner up on 112th street near Columbia University We finished the week linked in to Amanda Palmer Kurt Cobain and Jack Donaghy All three seemed to be wondering whether some kinds of popularity are all they are cracked up to be I wonder if this is some kind of strange coincidence or if o ur most tech savvy artist a brilliant rock legend and a wonderfully arrogant and petulant corporate titan were simply coming together just in the nick of time Perhaps in our Rebecca Black meets Charlie Sheen corner of the digital universe we are learning that popularity is indeed a mixed bag So I ll leave the music criticism headband wearing and world domination to the real experts At least for this week Author Jack Isquith Posted on March 27 2011 Categories Daily Snark Digital Music News The Week That Was 1 thought on Lemmy vs God

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