Posts filed under “Music”

Let’s review our plot so far:

We have an industry that is afraid of technology, its senior spokespeople lie to congress, they use Enron-like accounting, they somehow –WHOOPS!forget to pay their artists, they are convicted price fixers, at the first sign of any kind of an economic rebound their instinct is to raise prices, they have ignored competitive pressures from other forms of entertainment such as DVDs, they ignore the devastatingly negative effects of radio ownership consolidation to their business model, they engage in all kinds of anti-competitive protectionism, they are unconcerned with the quality of their product, their customers are harried for time and distracted by other interests, their customers see nothing wrong with downloading music for free, some of their biggest stars are hoping the Internet will replace the labels, despite all too many signs that their product is over priced, they refuse to allow market forces to set competitive prices, they have consistently been one of the most mismanaged businesses in history, oh, and they somehow think they are immune from the business cycle.

How are these guys still in business?

Category: Music

The Honorable Al Swift, Pirate?

Category: Music, Politics

Category: Finance, Music

Nielsen Ratings: RIAA full of S$%!.

Category: Finance, Music

Apple Wants to Open Song Vaults

Category: Finance, Music

Spitzer tells Music Biz: Stop Robbing Artists

Category: Finance, Music

Barrons picks up The Future of Music

Category: Finance, Music

Apple to Music Industry: Monetize Your IP

Category: Finance, Music

Apple iTunes Music Store 1 year anniversary

Category: Finance, Music

Apple morphs into a Consumer Electronics Co

Category: Finance, Music