Music 2.0: Battle of the Business Models (part 1) [View the story “Music 2.0: Battle of the Business Models (part 1)” on Storify] By David D.| 2011-12-17T14:53:30+00:00 October 17th, 2011|music industry, Tech| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrGoogle+PinterestVkEmail About the Author: David D. Related Posts Permalink Whitey vs. Betty TV: Support Independent Creativity Permalink Unsound: extended trailer rough cut Permalink Gallery Future of Music Summit in DC: October 28-29, 2013 Permalink oneTesla: a DIY Singing Tesla Coil Permalink Olive ONE: crowd-funded HD music player Comments Closed Quintius Monte Walker October 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm Amazing. First of all, really….there is no one business model that fits any industry. We are not dealing with skeleton keys here. Now granted, on certain playing fields i.e., the majors in business, there are different rules that apply. So for the major labels and the big shots of the music industry, I can definitely see their dilemma. Mr. Jobs did not kill the music industry. He presented an option to the industry; Live or Die. Sink or swim. Napster is what put the stake in the heart of the music industry if we want to be technologically honest about it. Unfortunately, they didn’t have enough money to fight the Revolutionary War that they initiated. ( Nor the political clout ). That would’ve been the deciding moment of the state of the industry today. If the music industry would’ve laid aside their greed and instincts for royally screwing any artist who chose to enter their domain and embraced what had been unleashed upon the masses, things would certainly been different. One of the things that I’ve noticed is the generation gap between the Napster Generation and the iTunes Generation. The former has the advantage over the latter business wise. The Napsters were around and lived through the initial Revolution and were front and center to be a part of the Evolution. ( Which was the technology born from the vision of Steve Jobs ). Technology gave birth to a new addition to the music industry called the D.I.Y. – artist, label, promoter,producer, company…you name it. What could be more liberating than that? We now live in a era where every one in the music industry is potentially placed on an equal playing field. David D. October 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm Good points, Quintius. Absolutely agree that there is no one business model that holds the answer for music, planning to work that out in part 2. Survey still says: musicians have little love for Spotify — My Music Thing December 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm […] And it’s not just independent artists that are balking. Coldplay decided to withhold their latest release, Mylo Xyloto from Spotify and other streaming services, presumably to maximize sales. If more labels and artists decide to pull out, or to use streaming services for marketing samplers instead of streaming full catalogs, then the current instantiation of the celestial jukebox may be doomed. We’ll look more closely at this as we continue our series Music 2.0: Battle of the Business Models. […] Comments are closed.