Ahem… we were making these observations in 2013 when we wrote, “Why Spotify is not Netflix (But Maybe It Should Be)“. In that piece we detailed the practical and philosophical divide between the record business and the film/TV businesses online. Nowhere is that divide in logic, reason, investment and profit more profound than the differences… Continue reading Netflix Is The Model for Spotify, Watch And Learn…
Subscription streaming movie service Netflix announced earlier this week that it has reached 62m users around the world – almost exactly the same number as Spotify. Big difference is, four times as many of Netflix’s customers pay a subscription each month: 60m of them, or 97% of its total consumer base. READ THE FULL STORY… Continue reading Has music missed its ‘Netflix moment’? | Music Business Worldwide
Is there anyone left in the record business with common sense and a calculator? David Pakman wrote an interesting piece asserting the problem with streaming services getting up to scale is a matter of pricing. He puts forth that $10 a month, or $120 per year is too much. He claims that the ability of… Continue reading David Pakman is Wrong on The Price Of Music (and streaming subscriptions)
Here we go again… We can go to Google and within minutes search for an artist of stature such as Lou Reed and quickly find unlicensed and infringing internet businesses exploiting his life’s work illegally while paying the him nothing, zero, zilch, nadda, zippo. There are many disappointing things about all of this, but the… Continue reading Lou Reed Exploited By American Express, AT&T, Chevrolet, Chili’s, Lysol, Pottery Barn, Vons, Domino’s Pizza, Netflix, Galaxy Nexus and Ron Jeremy!