Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

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
Mobile Drives Facebook's First Quarter

Mobile Drives Facebook's First Quarter

Facebook is fast making inroads into mobile devices, with 75% of its users firing up its application on smart phones or tablets in the first quarter this year. Those mobile viewers are translating to rapidly growing pool of advertising dollars for the Silicon Valley social network.

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