Hypebot: 2 Out of 4 – Spotify Signs U.S. Deal with EMI

Reports reveal that Spotify finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music. This gives the company approval from two of the big four major labels. Sony closed a deal with Spotify last month. While Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman has changed his tune about Spotify, it doesn’t mean they’ll sign on. So too, Spotify still […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 17, 2011 .

RS: Despite Deal With Sony, Spotify Unlikely to Launch in U.S. Anytime Soon

Spotify, the free streaming-radio service that has generated 10 million European listeners over the past two years, may be one step closer to a U.S. launch now that the Swedish company has signed a deal with Sony Music — but that still doesn’t mean a deal is imminent.


Posted by Ted • Friday, January 21, 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 .

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 .

PaidContent: The Celestial Jukebox: Unlimited Music Services Face Off

Great overview of current unlimited music services by PaidContent.org. Permalink: http://paidcontent.co.uk/table/unlimitedmusic The Celestial Jukebox: Unlimited Music Services Face Off Our run-down of runners and riders in the emerging field of unlimited, on-demand subscription music services. Read the preamble. Service Region Users Subs Catalog Tier 1 Tier 2 Info Chances UK, Swe, Nor, Fin, Fra, Spa, […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, August 16, 2010 .