PC Advisor: Music industry rues loss of 20m buyers

February 25, 2011 by Joab Jackson Free streaming services are replacing piracy as the chief culprit of music industry revenue loss in the minds of fiscally frustrated executives, if a number of panel discussions at a New York digital music conference are any indication. People are listening to more music than ever before, but they […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, February 25, 2011 .

AllThingsD: Weezer’s YouTube Trade: We’ll Star in Your Videos, You Help Us Sell Music

Weezer had a big hit on YouTube a couple of years ago with “Pork and Beans,” a video that featured some of YouTube’s biggest stars. For its encore the band is inverting the strategy: The YouTube stars make their own videos, and the band appears in their clips.


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, September 14, 2010 .

MidemNet 2010 | Conversation with Daniel Ek, Spotify & Patrick Walker, YouTube

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LMT0_7PRHA[/youtube] The head of much-acclaimed music streaming service Spotify and YouTube’s director of EMEA video partnerships discuss with TAG Strategic’s Ted Cohen how new audio and video streaming services can be game-changers.


Posted by Ted • Friday, January 22, 2010 .

MidemNet Blog: Midem is Sixty Days Out, So Much To Think About!

MidemNet 2010 is sixty days out & I can’t wait to be back in Cannes!


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, November 25, 2009 .

THR: YouTube Views Can Ad Up For Popular Videos

By Paul Bond A 55-second video of a baby biting his brother is about to make the parents a bunch of money. That’s because YouTube announced a change of policy Tuesday that will significantly increase the number of ads that accompany its most popular user-generated content. The new policy also could steal a bit more […]


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, August 26, 2009 .

PaidContent UK: PRS Slashes Streaming Music Rates; YouTube Still Negotiating

Good news for cash-strapped online music services. Royalty collector PRS For Music has bowed to websites’ pleas for smaller charges, more than halving its on-demand streaming music rate from £0.0022 to £0.00085 per track, effective July 1 and lasting for three years.


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, May 26, 2009 .