Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Slacker Redesign Helped Drive 100K New Subscribers

Slacker Redesign Helped Drive 100K New Subscribers

The San Diego digital music company said it grew its paying subscriber base between 10% and 20% as a result of redesigning its service to be more approachable to casual listeners.
The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Industry Forward?

The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Industry Forward?

The connected car experience, while a highly promising scenario for the music business, still faces many obstacles on the road to becoming a mainstream reality. Experts at NARM's Music Biz conference detailed the many road blocks and speed bumps ahead.
Music Executives Tackle Metadata's 'Toothbrush Syndrome' at Music Biz 2013

Music Executives Tackle Metadata's 'Toothbrush Syndrome' at Music Biz 2013

Metadata is not one of those sexy topics you bring up at a cocktail party -- unless, perhaps, it’s directly tied to your livelihood and how much money you stand to earn. Bottom line: “If [the data’s] no good, people don’t get paid,” said Jonathan Bender, chief operating officer of SoundExchange.
YouTube Subscription's Split with Content Creators Likely to be Less than 30%

YouTube Subscription's Split with Content Creators Likely to be Less than 30%

Content creators will likely receive less than 30% of any subscription dollars flowing to YouTube via a subscription plan that the Silicon Valley company will launch in the coming weeks, according to an executive familiar with the product. YouTube last year announced it would develop a subscription model for a tier of premium channels.
Questions Answered: Robb McDaniels, Founder/CEO of INgrooves/Isolation Network

Questions Answered: Robb McDaniels, Founder/CEO of INgrooves/Isolation Network

What did you wake up thinking this morning? And what keeps you up at night? I woke up thinking about new ways to get that first sip of coffee to my lips faster. Thinking doesn't really begin until that happens. What keeps me up at night is our biggest challenge right now: maintaining our company culture while growing at such a rapid pace. INgrooves has averaged 70% annual sales growth over the pa

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