“We’re very committed,” – Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy’s response when asked if there was a chance UMG’s record unit might be spun-off in future.
“I remember legal bills per month of $500,000. It’s hard to run a small business when that is happening,” – Janus Friis describing the road to Kazaa’s downfall.
“People are prepared to pay for quality. As long as we keep screwing around with our audience, we aren’t going to win,” – veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmith warms things up during the opening session of MidemNet.
“I’ve waited for digital technology to take my music to Africa. I don’t care if they only pay 1 cent, I just want to expand my global fanbase,” – Chuck D tells of his global plans during the “Fans Business” panel.
“The record industry will spend £200,000 on a band without ever knowing whether people like it. Do you really think that’s how Procter & Gamble introduce a new deodorant?” – Johan Vosmeijer, Sellaband
“The principal effect of this ‘terrorist war’ [on piracy] will be to erode respect for copyright,” – Lawrence Lessig, Creative Commons
“The majors have changed the way they market music, now they have to work out how to change the music that they market,” – Steve Greenberg, CEO, S-Curve Records