How The Record Labels Are Killing Innovative New Music Services: A couple years ago, we discussed how Universal Music CEO Doug Morris gleefully explained how clueless he was about technology -- while also being quite ignorant of basic economics and business models.
It's amazing that Vivedi has allowed him to remain in charge. One of the more stunning statements was that the idea that you had to give up some money now to make more in the future just means "someone, somewhere, is taking advantage of you. " Apparently, the guy has never heard of investing and has no bank accounts that earn interest, because that's just "someone, somewhere... taking advantage. " With that said, the following really isn't all that surprising.
Gerd Leonhard highlights the explanation of why concert video site FabChannel shut down: No money means no content. It's hard to think of anything more short-sighted or suicidal. Piratage, un faux probleme ? Les Majors du disque auraient surévalué les dégâts du télécharge. La musique ne s’est jamais résumée à son industrie : 40 000 ans. Tout le ramdam sur la loi Hadopi paraît bien désuet face à ce que nous révèlent ces flûtes découvertes dans une caverne du sud-ouest de l’Allemagne, vieilles de 35 000 ans.
La musique était déjà très répandue à l’époque. Elle a même fait partie, affirment des scientifiques allemands dans la revue Nature, qui ont étudié ces instruments préhistoriques - les plus anciens que l’on ait jamais découverts -, des comportements de notre espèce qui lui ont donné un avantage sur les néanderthaliens.
La mieux conservée de ces flûtes a été fabriquée dans un os d’aile de vautour de 20 cm de long. Elle dispose de cinq trous et de deux ouvertures en biseau à travers lesquelles l’instrumentiste soufflait. D’autres fragments de flutes taillées dans l’ivoire de défenses de mammouth font partie du lot. Un retour au lien tribal On touche là du bout du doigt à l’essence même de sa fonction au sein des sociétés humaines, qui est de contribuer à la création d’un lien social fort, presque tribal. UK Music Industry Economists Admit: Music Industry Getting Bigge.
For quite some time, we've been calling out recording industry insiders and their ridiculous stats concerning "losses" from piracy and the like.
The most common pattern is to not count where displaced money goes, and if it still benefits the industry. So, for example, many studies would count every downloaded copy as a "lost sale," but would never take into account if that download resulted in the downloader deciding to go to a show and shell out a bunch more cash on merchandise. We're not saying that always happens, but most of the industry studies would only count data that supported their basic premise that the music industry was in trouble and "something must be done.
" That's highly misleading -- especially when such numbers are then used to make policy. Let me repeat that: despite all of the whining and complaining about the state of the music industry, some of the music industry's own economists are admitting that the market is growing. Do music artists fare better in a world with illegal file-sharin. Hypebot: Survey: UK Music Buyers Prefer CD To Digital. Will Labels & Retailers Seize The Opportunity?
Most UK music fans are still happier buying a CD than downloading, according to the latest research by research agency The Leading Question in conjunction with Music Ally. Even teens say they still prefer CDs. The survey of 1000 music fans showed that despite the growth of digital download sales: 73% of music fans are still happy buying CDs rather than downloading66% of 14-18 year olds prefer CDs59% of all music fans still listen to CDs every dayCD burning is top of all sharing activities (23%), above bluetooth (18%), sharing single tracks (17%) and sharing albums (13%) Fans say they still value a physical CD much more than digital downloadsm and with most sales coming from online stores and supermarkets (they represented 46% of all UK CD sales in '08), even the demise of indie music stores may not cause the end of the CD. Digital is still the future, but rumors of the death of the CD may be premature. Swedes Confirm UK Study: Artist Income Rising. Un beau graphique…
Don’t believe the hype: music is doing better than ever. - Chuck D If you reduced the last decade’s discussion about the music industry to a single word, it would be decline. And yet, observing music consumption over the same period, the opposite is true. More people are listening to music in more ways than ever before. On planes, in trains, in movies, on ads, at the gym, on the computer, at the desk, on the way to work, in the car, waking up, falling asleep, getting married, breaking up, doing housework, in the shower, in restaurants, cafes and bars and every second in between, music is present. In last year’s MTV Music Matters survey of people aged 15-34, the percentage of people who claimed they liked music rose from 67% in 2007 to 85% in 2008. Along the same lines, Bauer Media, the company behind Q and Mojo, released findings from a five-year study of music consumers. Perhaps it’s time to put the discussion about music into a new context.
The musical doom and gloomers have one major source of ammunition: falling CD sales. Pour l'UFC-Que choisir, la Culture ne connait pas la crise- Le disque indé ne connaît pas (non plus) la crise. La musique numérique se porte bien, merci pour elle (mission Zel.