Category / Business Models / Digital Distribution
New Blockchain Based Streaming Service — and It’s Owned By Its Artists
Resonate is a highly interesting and upcoming streaming service based on a blockchain architecture. It might have the potential for a revolution in streaming on multiple levels because it is not just based on a scalable and performant blockchain database. It is a co-operative, co-owned by artists, labels and fans alike. Plus, it is pay-as-you-go. No subscriptions. No ads.
The Orchard Partners With App Service Songpier
German music start-up pierlane GmbH is about to announce their partnership deal with major distributing service The Orchard. The Orchard will provide the app generating service to their artists and label customers. Songpier enables artists as well labels to generate premium apps, running as HTML5 web apps on a range of different platforms and devices.
MIDEM & Nielsen Confirm the Need for Mobile Apps for Artists
Referring to my last posting, I wrote an article for Music Think Tank: “Mobile Connect-with-Fans for DIY Artists – Why, and How?” If you needed any further confirmation – please immediately go visit Midem’s website. The Midem blog features an article on “Music mobile apps and music streaming services”, including an excellent study compiled by Nielsen for MIDEM.
Upcoming topics in music, copyright & marketing at ContentSphere
Having conceptualised a good part of Berlin music conference all2gethernow’s discussion topics, I suddenly find myself with heaps of thoughts and content not published on ContentSphere. It just would be a shame to not make use of it. These topics are dealing with issues and they are raising questions. I contributed them to a2n because of their relevance in today’s music business.
DIY-Marketing #3: Georgia Wonder Serving Fresh Ideas in Reducing Recording Cost
Georgia Wonder is Stephanie Grant from London and Julian Moore from Portsmouth. We got to know each other via Andrew Dubber’s blog and Twitter. You’re searching for a pop/rock/folk band serving beautiful tunes and a brilliant female voice – buy their tracks. You can even choose if and how much to pay for downloads. Or you may order a physical copy.
Music Business: Lessons In Free Strategies From Other Industries (Pt. 2)
First of all, don’t moan how much you have to pay. Others share your problem as you can see. It’s only the dimensions which are different. Btw, any software company is working on several projects simultaneously. Otherwise the risk of failed sales negotiations is too high. Secondly, clever companies selling high quality can find people willing to invest.
Music Business: Lessons In Free Strategies From Other Industries (Pt. 1)
If talking to independent musicians about the benefits of distributing content for free you most certainly will come across four arguments in monolithic defense: (1) I paid too much in creating this to give it away for free. (2) Free distribution is beyond control. (3) How am I supposed to pay my rent? (4) Free doesn’t work. This article deals with all of them.
More Colour To Be Added To BBC’s Project Canvas
On 4 June, BBC Trust provided its conclusion following the first phase of consultation on Project Canvas, BBC’s joint venture with ITV and BT. Trust issued a statement that the decision on the future Project Canvas will be delayed. Hence, one issue objected by several stakeholders has been adjusted. According to the tight time schedule, the final decision was to be published on 24 July.
BBC & Project Canvas: Will the Digital Revolution Be Televised?
By the end of February, we had to say goodbye to BBC’s joint venture Project Kangaroo which involved ITV and Channel 4. The Competition Commission’s decision set an end to mutual plans. One obvious alternative even entered the scene before and rose to fame right afterwards: Project Canvas. BBC was about to be joined by ITV (again) and ISP British Telecom. They envisioned an open video video-on-demand solution.
Excuse Me, What Again Is It I Should Pay For?
Michael Masnick revisits the shutting down of SpiralFrog: However a new idea in online music business gets hailed, there still is at least one predominant reason for failure. To succeed, you have to offer more than what you can get for free using bit torrents. You need real added value. It’s what Masnick calls the “reason to buy”.