Netflix Is The Model for Spotify, Watch And Learn…

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…

Spotify seeks to hire U.S. filings expert as bankers eye IPO | Reuters

* Move adds to speculation about IPO * Senior banker says firm to be valued at $7-8 bln * Spotify doubled revenue but registered loss in 2012 STOCKHOLM, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a… Continue reading Spotify seeks to hire U.S. filings expert as bankers eye IPO | Reuters

USC Studies How Online Piracy Profits from Advertising Revenues

Some great work has been done this year by Jonathan Taplin and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab in studying the relationship between online ad networks and media piracy for profit. Large Pirate sites distribute illegal content and continue to steal trademarked, copyrighted content and siphon millions of dollars away from the creative community, making it… Continue reading USC Studies How Online Piracy Profits from Advertising Revenues