Music A.F. (After Facebook)

by Dick Wingate As everyone knows by now, Facebook announced at F8 the integration of music and other media services into their live feed. This will have a profound impact on music consumption, but exactly what the long term ramifications are remain to be seen. The only certainty is that a lot more music will […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, September 26, 2011 .

BIA Kelsey: Internet, Streaming Radio and the Cloud

By: Rick Ducey March 8, 2011 Speaking at the Credit Suisse Global Media & Communications Convergence Conference held in Miami, Florida, this week, Ted Cohen (Tag Strategic), Harry DeMott (Raptor Capital Management) and Eyal Goldwerger (TargetSpot) all agreed with Cohen’s assertion that localization, personalization and recommendation engines will shape the relative successes of music services […]


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, March 8, 2011 .

FMQB: Could Apple’s Subscription Policies Hurt Pandora?

February 22, 2011 A number of online services have reportedly been upset lately that Apple‘s new digital subscription plan will take a 30 percent bite out of payments made via its App Store. According to today’s New York Post, Apple’s new policies could seriously affect Pandora‘s future, as the popular streaming service receives a large […]


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 .

NY Post: Poison Apple for Pandora?

February 19, 2011 By GARETT SLOANE Pandora is feeling the sting of Apple’s app slap. The music streaming service, with more than 80 million subscribers and heading toward an IPO, could see its subscription revenue come under extreme pressure in the wake of Apple’s new subscription plan, which has the tech giant grabbing 30 percent […]


Posted by Ted • Saturday, February 19, 2011 .

CMU: Will 2011 be the year of the access model in music?

Ted Cohen, the former EMI digital man who has been working in the digital music space as a consultant through his TAG Strategic consultancy since 2006, reckons 2011 will be the year ‘access’ supersedes ‘ownership’ in the recorded music business.


Posted by Ted • Thursday, October 21, 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 .