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Is online advertising dead?

Is online advertising dead? Professor Dave Winer has posted one of the most convincing articles about the sunset of online advertisement in his blog The idea behind his theory is that online review sites and blogs will make online advertisement completely ineffective by offering something that advertisements could never offer,...
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New Amon Tobin Project

New Amon Tobin Project Amon Tobin has released his new collaboration project, called Two Fingers. The project consists of Amon Tobin and Joe ‘Doubleclick’ Chapman providing backing tracks for UK rapper Sway and other host MCs. The tracks can he heard at the official website: Two Fingers There is an interesting...
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Ryuichi Sakamoto interview

Ryuichi Sakamoto interview Check out this very interesting Guardian UK interview with Ryuichi Sakamoto where he offers his thoughts on the future of the music industry. Here are a few tidbits: 1. For the last 100 years, only a few organisations have dominated the music world and ripped off both fans and creators. But this is an...
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Moby Finds “No Real Financial Incentive” for New Artists

Moby Finds “No Real Financial Incentive” for New Artists Here is an interesting Moby quote from this interview with the LA Weekly Blog: “There are a lot of musicians who are still desperately trying to pretend that it’s 1998 and by having a huge marketing campaign, they somehow believe that they can sell 10 million records. That’s delusional. No...
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Is streaming the future of music?

Is streaming the future of music? In this recent post Bob Lefsetz argues that music ownership is history and that streaming will rule the music world. There are not absolutes in this world. Remember all of those who predicted the demise of the vinyl record? well, Best Buy is going to start selling vinyl records in 2009! Same thing with CDs,...
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