ShareTweet Subscription services like Rdio, Mog, Rhapsody and Spotify promise to restore stronger growth to the music industry. The model’s best hope, Spotify, has four million paying subscribers. But what are the real prospects for the sector? Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan, presenting at Future Music Forum in Barcelona on Thursday, sounded a note of [...]
ShareTweet TMV’s Laura Thorne interviews Richard Cohen, CEO of London-based LoveLive, a music content developer and strategic service provider working with artists, labels and brands. Prior to forming LoveLive in 2008, Cohen was on the board and Entertainment Managing Director at sports media company Perform Group, and previously held senior positions at Framestore CFC and [...]
ShareTweet NARIP hosts its next Music Supervisor Session in London this Monday September 3. In honour of the occasion, we talked with Sharon Dean (Director of NARIP’s London chapter and as well as founder/director of Respect Music and ex Director of Licensing, PRS) about the publisher’s role, sync placements and co-writes. TMV: Tell us about [...]
ShareTweet Part Two of our interview with LoveLive/Rockfeedback/Transgressive founder Toby Langley, discussing LoveLive’s collaboration with YouTube, their philosophy around the band and brand partnership, and his views on content development and where it’s headed down the road. We interviewed Toby at the Lexington pub prior to opening – where they have presented many an event [...]
ShareTweet Toby Langley, known colloquially as Toby L, started interviewing bands in the UK when he was just fifteen years old. It was the year 2000, and the website Rockfeedback was born. In 2004, Toby and his partner, Tim Dellow, went on to form Transgressive, a record label, management and publishing house, and are working/have [...]
Could it finally be over for Allan Klepfisz?
Will Mog’s investors get their money back?
ShareTweet YouTube’s fortunes in the emerging internet TV space may be hampered because it cannot yet help partners monetize their content on the new platform. YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) now has an app on several connected TVs from manufacturers like Samsung and LG (SEO: 066570), but some owners grumble that it does not include videos found [...]
Joel Flynn drills down on the mechanization behind the recent Radiohead release, examining the actual album, its concept, and what its impact will be on the greater music business…
Rick Riccobono, from New Media Law, drills down on the endless struggle between rights owners and commercial content distributors…