Posts Tagged ‘streaming‘

Reed Hastings on Arrested Development, House of Cards…

Link: Reed Hastings on Arrested Development, House of Cards… Netflix now has about 30 million streaming subscribers worldwide, more than 25 million in the United States, in addition to about 8 million people—admittedly dwindling daily—who still pay to get DVDs in the mail. At $7.99

Among the bigger-name streaming services are Spotify, which uses a freemium ad-supported, desktop app-based model; Rdio, which takes a tiered, cloud-based approach; and Pandora, whose personalised streaming radio is also available on a freemium ad-supported model. There’s also Wimp, Rara, Napster, We7, Pure,, Senzari,

futuristgerd: Check out this quite entertaining new video of a web-conference with Andrea from Digital Music Trends, on the topic of Internet Radio Acts, Pandora, Google’s Free matching & more (by Andrea Leonelli).

Fight Growing Over Online Royalties –

Link: Fight Growing Over Online Royalties – Sirius, for example, pays 8 percent of its revenue to record companies and artists. Pandora pays a fraction of a cent each time a song is streamed, which last year amounted to about 54 percent of its

Can Music Streaming Ever Be Profitable? [INFOGRAPHIC] – hypebot

Link: Can Music Streaming Ever Be Profitable? [INFOGRAPHIC] – hypebot futuristgerd: Told you so:)). Long time ago, here. And again, yesterday. The music business ecosystem is utterly dysfunctional – thanks to the IPFI, RIAA, most of the rights societies and widespread arrogance and egocentric obsession

The Future of the Music Industry: a new Ecosystem

Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard summarizes the key trends for the future of the music industry – 15 years of presentations on this topic all-in-one :) See all of Gerd’s stuff on this topic, and his free books, here: The future of

Five By Five – 8 Feb 2012

1. WikiCells: Bottles That We Eat – David Edwards via Wyss Institute at Harvard — Edwards and others have cooked up a new form of ‘container’ — wikicells — based natural food membrane using the electrostatic characteristics of materials like food wrap. Except now, instead