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 .

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 .

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 . 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 .