SXSW 2012 panel: More thoughts on music and technology

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

A prelude to a panel discussion at SXSW Music 2012 Or: Follow the money.. This is an edited and updated version of a post from last year titled Should Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Mog etc Even Exist? This time around my good friend David Ewald is my co-moderator on our SXSW panel, and we are joined [...]

Should Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, MOG et al even exist?

Friday, September 9th, 2011

A prelude to a panel discussion at SF MusicTech 9/12 Wolfman Jack (left) and John Peel I read this article recently: The Elusive Big Idea by Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California and the author of “Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. [...]

Would you be willing to pay $600 a year for an online music service?

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Last Thursday in my Digital Strategy class at the University of Oregon, the students and me spent a few hours trying to upend assumptions and clichés in different business models. Following some of the ideas in Luke Williams’ book, Disrupt, we took the first steps in crafting a disruptive hypotheses by looking at disruptive marketing [...]

Spotify Free And Legal Music For You..

Friday, July 10th, 2009

..unless you happen to live in the USA. C’mon music licensing people, it’s 2009 already and we are approaching the end of a decade. There should be fighting in the streets over this…..or not. I would just like to have access to a service that my friends in Europe have.