All Access: RAIN Summit West Explores Internet Radio’s Future

RAIN Summit West Explores Internet Radio’s Future April 16, 2012 Music Issues: Royalties And Bubbles Music industry veteran TED COHEN moderated a panel on streaming music with TUNECORE’s JAMIE PURPORA, RHAPSODY’s BRENDAN BENZING, AMAZING RADIO’s PAUL CAMPBELL, and DAR.FM founder and veteran entrepreneur MICHAEL ROBERTSON, who noted the lack of discussion at the Summit of […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, April 16, 2012 .

Wall St Cheat Sheet: Artists Question Spotify’s Payment Structure

Artists Question Spotify’s Payment Structure By Debbie Baratz January 09, 2012 Some of the biggest music acts in the industry are saying no thanks to music streaming services such as Spotify. Why? The music just doesn’t sound that good. Adele, Coldplay The Black Keys, and Tom Waits are some of the giants who are not […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, January 9, 2012 .

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 .

LA Times: Spotify’s digital music service debuts in U.S.

By Alex Pham, Los Angeles TimesJuly 14, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Sweden’s Spotify digital music service arrived in the U.S. with its catalog of 15 million songs and an operation that is primed to shake up the world’s largest and most lucrative music market. With 10 million registered users in Europe, Spotify offers limited hours of […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, July 15, 2011 .

NYT: Google’s Digital Music Service Falls Short of Ambition

May 10, 2011 By Ben Sisario Google had big plans for its new digital music service. It wanted an online store to compete with iTunes and Amazon, as well as a “smart locker” storage system in which the company would stream music to its millions of users from a gigantic central jukebox. But the service […]


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 . Microsoft Music Subscriptions Falter Despite XBox Popularity

Written by Eliot Van Buskirk Microsoft’s reputation may no longer be seen as a stodgy, business-oriented company, thanks to the success of its XBox platform, but it’s still not cool enough to convince gamers to pay for music. At Digital Music Forum East on Thursday morning, perennial moderator Ted Cohen pressed Microsoft on how its […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 24, 2011 .