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De La Soul faced a problem. None of the band’s revolutionary records were available in digital form. Sure you could still buy the CDs, if you cared to, but you couldn’t buy them on iTunes store or stream them anywhere. In this day and age if you’re not on Spotify or Beats, you might as […]

Cue after his e-book testimony. Photo: Victor J. Blue, Bloomberg

Up next for the Apple TV. Will be interesting to see who launches on the new box.

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@jmaples | Friday, February 14 Near the end of Marc Geiger’s amazing sermon at the European music conference MIDEM he made a comment about the differences between technologists and music industry execs face. “Companies that are leading the music revolution don’t even know about the music industry. I can tell you Sergey Brin didn’t grow up in the […]

Game of Thrones

In Time Warner’s recent earnings it was reported that HBO saw continued growth of subscriber numbers and CEO Jeff Bewkes commented that he didn’t see any reason to change the company’s primary revenue model of bundling the service with pay television providers. Many were disappointed, as they would like HBO to be freed of the tyranny of […]

DirecTV

I’ve been a strong advocate of satellite television and have been a subscriber for over a decade. And to that end I’ve been extremely loyal to my provider, DirecTV. I’ve had the service in three different residences. I paid for the highest tier of service just to get everything–no need to mess around with the […]

Streaming services could get fans as close to their favorite artists as they get at SXSW.

Perhaps it’s the news cycle, the launch of the next-big-thing or just simply boredom with the topic, but it sure seems like we’ve forgotten the meme of artists getting ripped off by music startups. Nearly all last year this was a huge topic with artist like Thom Yorke and David Lowery menacing pitchforks at Spotify and Pandora. One of the […]

Ellen DeGeneres

Close your eyes. Good. Now let me ask you to imagine something. A product that has every song ever recorded, available for you on the devices you use everyday wherever you are, regardless if it’s at home, work, the gym or even places where you don’t have a connection, like the subway or on an […]