Streaming Propaganda

The propaganda that streaming can reach critical mass and bring money back to stabilization, then return it to its prior size, is absolutely false. Simple math can expose that. Streaming will never be able to pay the equivalent of recorded music’s mechanical, artist, or producer royalties. Nor will be able to be on par with…

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Eating Their Tail

So radio’s numbers are down, hence advertising revenue (our old friend adrev) is down. “Promotions” help replace some of that lost income (opposite of label issues). Then they are fed weekly, like junkies, they get hooked. I’m talking thousands of dollars per station per week per song. They then have to play marginal music, which…

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Adrev Money and Equity Participation

I have screamed this for years now. Why wasn’t YouTube being policed? Why did labels push content onto YouTube? Why did they entice artists to do so? They were being paid adrev money, hidden behind an NDA. Why do Internet marketing departments, at record companies, prod acts into doing Spotify, Rhapsody, Pandora, Rdio, initiatives? They…

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Content Creators 1st, Consumers 2nd, The Industry 3rd

There are a lot of culpable parties in this streaming fiasco. First off, I don’t blame Daniel Ek for seeing a model that can be built, and building it. His premise of “at least we pay, so it’s better than pirating”, is a good position. He had already built and exited companies, so I am…

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ADrev and Data Mining

The feeder of all of these things, streaming, YouTube, Google, etc. is advertising revenue, and of course data mining. Everything is an adrev model and people will not convert to subscription, simply because we have all learned to tune out advertising. Advertising falls into the blank it out zone. We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing…

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