The Global Dissonance & Disruption Of Music Metadata

By Corey Denis Remember when a typo on an album meant it was a rarity? Those days are over. Bad music metadata is a big, big problem for artists, services and the proliferation of truth in art history. Services like Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, MOG and user generated playlist services are fueled by faulty data. Referring […]


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, August 31, 2011 .

The Problem with Subscription Music Services

By Karen Allen For the first half of this year, I’ve been systematically trying the subscription music streaming services, some concurrently, in an attempt to understand what’s holding them back. On the surface, it’s an incredible value. $5-$10/month for all you can eat music streams, with playlist building, mobile access and no advertising. Some even […]


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, August 10, 2011 .

Midem Blog: Spotify, Grooveshark and LimeWire Walk into a Bar

by Ted Cohen It’s two weeks before the end of 2010 and three of the major digital music services continue to find themselves in varying degrees of chaos. I would have hoped by now that the smoke would have cleared for two of them, but I have little sympathy for the third. Spotify’s co-founders, Daniel […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, December 17, 2010 .

MidemNet Blog: 2011, The Year of the Music Service

As I’ve expressed on many occasions in this and other forums, I believe strongly that the days of the need to own music are rapidly coming to an end.


Posted by Ted • Monday, September 27, 2010 .

MidemNet Blog: Serve The Music

Technology has enabled music to literally be at your fingertips, it is something that we dreamed of ten years ago, today the dream is fully realized.


Posted by Ted • Monday, July 12, 2010 .

TMV Digital Diatribe: The Big Hurt

In the Holy war over copyright, the last few days have been pretty interesting. According to my scorecard, there have been two big wins for the content owners/copyright crusaders, with one major battle yet to be decided.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, May 13, 2010 .