✖️ Moving to Berlin to join IDAGIO 🎻 Spotify & Universal's BIG deal 💰 Blockchain adopted by PROs ⛓️
Big update today - for me personally at least. In two weeks, I’ll be moving to Berlin to join classical music streaming service IDAGIO as Director of Product. 🎉
I’m tremendously excited to join their wonderful team and help shape a service to cater to the specific yet diverse audience of classical music aficionados. (Read more)
The newsletter will keep hitting your inboxes every Monday. However I won’t be taking on any more clients, obviously.
Have a great week, everyone. 🎈
From me, for you
Why I’m joining IDAGIO — a classical music startup, and moving to Berlin
Today I’m excited to announce that I’m joining IDAGIO, a streaming service for classical music lovers, as Director of Product.
The new windowed streaming exclusive (Projecting Trends)
Examining the discussions surrounding the deal.
Digital music space
Universal and Spotify’s deal is an even bigger deal than it looks
Mark Mulligan dissects the dynamics around the deal everyone’s talking about. “Without streaming’s growth the music business would have declined by 1 billion dollars instead of growing by that much.”
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7 indie labels on how technology has changed their world
Puts a lot of emphasis on vinyl, and cassettes, but has interesting perspectives on how streaming is changing the music business: “holy crap, we can kind of take risks on small things and maybe they’ll take off on Spotify.”
ASCAP, PRS and SACEM join forces for blockchain copyright system
Three of the world’s most established collection societies – ASCAP (US); SACEM (FR) and PRS For Music (UK) – are working with IBM to improve the future of music copyright management.
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Festivals go upmarket to avoid image of ‘beery lads singing with their shirts off’
Promoters of this year’s big music events are going invitation-only or avoiding mainstream acts to try to create a more exclusive vibe
People in their thirties can't stop hoarding CDs
Not a data-driven piece, but instead more reflective on the way people from the CD era connect to their music collections.
Musical marketing: how brands use private concerts
Sponsoring concerts is an effective way to get a brand’s logo in front of thousands of fans, but make that concert private and consumers feel extra special.
The two final frontiers before we reach “Peak Attention”
We’re all competing for attention – this article explores what that will look like in the age of self-driving cars and augmented reality.
The platform press: how Silicon Valley reengineered journalism
Highly recommend reading this, but especially scrolling down for the timeline of how tech got mixed up in (social) media.
Singapore scientists teleport lemonade over the internet
Sending taste over the web could become a thing sooner rather than later, according to researchers.
Dibs on iTunes for tastes!
A history of rave in dance music documentaries
Hours of gold watching material, from ‘88 to '16
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📰: click here for last week’s edition about creatives as victims, consumer data in music, streaming overtakes sales
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