Business Matters: Another Indie Sours on Streaming Services, But How Solid Is the Math?

Business Matters: Another Indie Sours on Streaming Services, But How Solid Is the Math?

Another indie label -- Projekt Records -- has announced it is leaving streaming services due to their low payouts from the music service, but how solid is the math they're basing their decision on? Also: Are Swedes souring on Spotify?; exiting WMG digital head Michael Nash says music biz has ‘finally figured out free’; and holiday hiring is way down at Best Buy.
Tablets Can Do More to Encourage Digital Music Purchases, Report Says

Tablets Can Do More to Encourage Digital Music Purchases, Report Says

One million additional people have purchased content at iTunes this year, according to a new report from The NPD Group. Unfortunately for music companies, the percent of iTunes content buyers who purchased music has declined to 75 percent from 82 percent as more people use the iPad. It doesn't have to be this way, NPD says ...
Sprint to Buy More Than 30 Million iPhones (Report)

Business Matters: Apple to 'Talk iPhone' on October 4

Apple has announced it will host a special event October 4 to “talk iPhone.” Also, Amazon is expected to debut its tablet PC next week, British ISPs are agreeing in principle to restricting access to websites in response to “hastily obtained court orders,” and EMI Music Publishing and Shine will form a worldwide music-rights partnership.
Business Matters: f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic

Business Matters: f8 Showed That the Future of Sharing is Both Personal and Algorithmic

Thursday’s f8 conference highlighted the role personal relationships have in the discovery of everything from food to movies to music. It’s almost as if the algorithm is dead ... except that it’s not. Also, Absolutely Kosher Records will stop putting out new releases; Google+ Has 43 million-plus users, according to Ancestry.com’s Paul Allen; and Pandora gains weight.

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