This Week on Digital Music Trends: the Spotify story and progress as told by Daniel Elk at the Great Escape, the Pirate Bay’s trial woes, Napster presents the best subscription deal ever (?), iTunes pass vs iPhone apps, Myspace is stalling and more on Spain’s own P2P trial.
The 2nd judge appointed to oversee the Pirate Bay’s trial is removed – again for possible bias. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/judge-reviewing-pirate-bay-trial-bias-is-removed-for-bias/
Labels increase pressure on the Pirate Bay http://torrentfreak.com/record-labels-increase-legal-pressure-on-pirate-bay-090519/
Napster, the best subscription deal ever? Is five dollars a sustainable price for other subscription-based music companies? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-10244574-58.html http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-high-cost-of-selling-cheap-music-services/
Take That launch a new itunes Pass – what are the implications of joining this scheme versus creating your very own iPhone app? http://musically.com/blog/2009/05/21/take-that-launch-itunes-pass-subscription/
Myspace possibly in trouble http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/18/myspace-is-in-real-trouble-if-these-page-view-declines-dont-reverse/
Spain’s own P2P trial against Pablo Soto: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/Pablo/Soto/soy/heroe/descargas/elpeputec/20090519elpepusoc_5/Tes http://www.zeropaid.com/news/86284/spanish-p2p-developer-goes-to-court-for-unfair-competition/ http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i82a4bef380199312f851e2b544022806
WOW!!! a manic week at Digital Music Trends after the madness of the Great Escape, with more interviews lining up and more people listening every week – it’s going to be a really interesting June so stay tuned!!
This week:news from the Great Escape (a PRS presentation on the Music industry’s economics and the Long Tail o P2P), the three strikes law is passed in France, Wilco successfully deal with a leak, the BPI releases 2008’s numbers and Blubster goes on trial in Spain.
Episode 6 Shownotes
– The Great Escape Festivel (www.escapegreat.com)
Chris Carey from the PRS and the state of the music industry’s economy!
Will Page and Eric Garland on the Long Tail of P2P – see their report on www.prsformusic.com/economics
Will the labels ever strike a deal with the ISPs? I ask Eric Garland, Will Page and Product Manager for Limewire Nathan Lovejoy.
France’s Three Strikes Law is finally passed by the French senate, but problems are already on the horizon
Wilco and their positive reaction to a leak:
The British Phonographic Industry’s figures on the performance of recorded music in 2008
This week:news from the Great Escape festival (a PRS for Music presentation on the Music industry’s economics and one on the Long Tail o P2P), the three strikes law is passed in France, Wilco successfully deal with a leak, the BPI releases 2008’s numbers and Blubster goes on trial in Spain.