DISC & DigitalAudioTechnology

A New Media Newsletter For The Music Industry

DISC & DigitalAudioTechnology

(Music & Digital Audio/Video & Technology News) TM

A Newsletter For The Music Industry And The New Media

"The Long Playing Album" Of This Week's News 

Commentary - News - And More

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HOW THE MAJOR LABELS GOT THEIR REVENGE

"Left for dead by most investors and pundits, the surviving Big Three labelsWarner, Universal and Sonyhave quietly muscled out stakes of the hottest digital entertainment startups, including 10% to 20%, collectively, of the established streaming services, such as Spotify and Rdio. Terms are similarly stark for younger startups: The labels take stakes for free or on the cheap, and then often give themselves the right to buy larger chunks at deep discounts to market later on. It’s not just streaming: The labels have gobbled up pieces of startups ranging from choose-your-own-adventure music video purveyor Interlude to song-recognition giant Shazamvalued at $1 billion in its latest roundwhich counts Carlos Slim, the second-richest man in the world, among its investors." - From 'Revenge Of The Record Labels: How The Majors Renewed Their Grip On Music' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg, on Forbes

The above article appeared in FORBES back in May of this year, but I think it is a very good one that will enlighten all readers.

Yes indeed, and in keepinmg with the 'Star Wars' mania outthere, the article could've been titled 'The Empire Strikes Back'

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The Music Industry Past, Present & Future, And The Internet 

I did an interview about the industry and the Internet at EconTalk with host Russ Roberts back in 2010. Russ is also a professor of economics at George Mason University, blogs at Cafe Hayek, and has written three novels that teach economics.

There's a lot of ground covered, but based on the comments I have received from readers who have listened, they've enjoyed it.

You can listen to the interview (it runs a tad over an hour) or download it here: http://tinyurl.com/y9f3tld 


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And the beat goes on, the beat goes on ...drums keep poundin' rhythm to the brain. 
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"Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity." -- John Lennon 
"When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people becomes an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk: culture-death is a clear possibility." -- Neil Postman

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DISC & DAT - Weekly Edition, © 2003 - 2017, online at 
http://stevemeyer.webs.com/
Published By Steve Meyer
President/CEO - Smart Marketing Consulting Services
Editor, Digital Technology: 
http://www.allaccess.com/disc-and-dat
Las Vegas, NV
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Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material of whatever nature created by Steve Meyer and included in this newsletter and any related pages, including various news and other information, is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

ABOUT STEVE MEYER

Steve Meyer is a 38 year music industry veteran, having served in executive capacities at both Capitol and MCA Records before starting his own company, Smart Marketing, to consult clients in the entertainment, media, and broadcast industries. Steve was a recipient of many awards during his industry tenure, including Sr. VP/Promotion, and Record Executive Of The Year awards, as well as Billboard Magazine's Award for Excellence in National Promotion.

A respected authority on pop-culture and the entertainment industry, Steve was interviewed by Martin A. Grove, for three separate books on pop music.

In 2003, he started publishing the new media newsletter 'DISC&Digital Audio Technology', to address challenges the music industry was facing in the emerging online digital world. The newsletter is published every Friday, sent to almost 2,000 subscribers direct, and posted on the leading music industry resourcehttp://www.allaccess.com/disc-and-dat as well as his own site http://stevemeyer.webs.com/

Steve has consulted labels, artists, managers, producers, and media companies for over 18 years. 
Steve is also a freelance journalist, and has had articles published in various industry publications. He guest lectures at industry events, colleges, and elsewhere when requested.


CONTACT US 
For advertising and or sponsorship inquiries, please contact me at: discanddat@earthlink.net



I welcome and appreciate forwarding of the newsletters in their entirety or in part with proper attribution.


Unless otherwise expressly stated, all original material of whatever nature created by Steve Meyer and included in this newsletter and any related pages, including various news and other information, is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

ABOUT STEVE MEYER


Steve Meyer is a 38 year music industry veteran, having served in executive capacities at both Capitol and MCA Records before starting his own company, Smart Marketing, to consult clients in the entertainment, media, and broadcast industries. Steve was a recipient of many awards during his industry tenure, including Sr. VP/Promotion, and Record Executive Of The Year awards, as well as Billboard Magazine's Award for Excellence in National Promotion.

A respected authority on pop-culture and the entertainment industry, Steve was interviewed by Martin A. Grove, for three separate books on pop music.

In 2003, he started publishing the new media newsletter 'DISC&Digital Audio Technology', to address challenges the music industry was facing in the emerging online digital world. The newsletter is published every Friday, sent to almost 2,000 subscribers direct, and posted on the leading music industry resourcehttp://www.allaccess.com/disc-and-dat as well as his own site http://stevemeyer.webs.com/

Steve has consulted labels, artists, managers, producers, and media companies for over 18 years. 
Steve is also a freelance journalist, and has had articles published in various industry publications. He guest lectures at industry events, colleges, and elsewhere when requested.


CONTACT US 
For advertising and or sponsorship inquiries, please contact me at: discanddat@earthlink.net