Volevo linkare questo articolo nei “Music link del giorno” che metto nella colonna qua a destra. Poi l’ho letto, e questa sequenza di fatti ed eventi dell’ultima settimana mi sembra una fotografia perfetta delle contraddizioni della musica e della sua industria, oggi: divisa tra innovazione e conservatorisimo estremo. Da Digital Music News.
Pandora reached its 65 million registered user, an 8 percent jump since late July.
Vevo finalized an inclusion deal with Google TV.
Creative Commons launched a $550,000 “Superhero” fundraiser.
Issues were hashed, re-hashed and double-dissected at a pair of music conferences this week – the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit (#FMC10) and Digital Music Forum West (#DMFW). FMC10 notes here, DMFW notes here (right side).
Gene Simmons criticized the music industry for lacking the balls to sue every single file-swapper. But the discussion soon shifted to some other things major labels would do if they really had the balls…
T. Bone Burnett advised artists to “stay completely away from the internet”.
Interscope Geffen A&M revenues are now 70% digital.
NPD Group presented 9 reasons why consumers don’t purchase downloads. The industry picked-apart and criticized the findings.
Scary stat: The anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor outsold the entire US-based recording industry in 2009.
Oh, and TuneCore CEO Jeff Price blew his lid.
The Echo Nest scored a $7 million funding round.
Aggiungo, a commento della sparata di Gene Simmons (tieni ferma quella dannata linguaccia!), un altro articolo di Digital Music News: 7 Things the Majors Would Do Right Now, If They REALLY Had the Balls…