Category Business models

Forbes: The Myth of Cord Cutting

In my latest piece in Forbes, I examine the idea of “cord cutting” in light of recent announcements from Viacom, Time Warner, and DISH Network of over-the-top (OTT) streaming video services that enable people in the US to watch pay TV channels without a pay TV subscription.  Cord cutting means cancelling one’s subscription to cable […]

Why Does Apple Want to Halve the Price of On-Demand Music?

Apple needs to throw the on-demand music market into disarray in order to become a serious player in it.

Ghosts in the UltraViolet Machine

Copyright and Technology London 2014 takes place next Wednesday; Amazon and Apple announce family accounts for sharing content and apps; Garth Brooks launches his own competitor to iTunes and Amazon.

Disney and Apple’s UV FUD

Disney Movies Anywhere brings competition to the video rights locker market.

Awareness Grows over Digital First Sale

Media industry people are beginning to realize just how disruptive resale of digital content can be.

Music Subscription Services Go Mainstream

A year ago, we predicted that total membership of music subscription services would reach 50 million worldwide with 20-30% paid subscribership. How did we do?

Who’s Subsidizin’ Who?

Free content with a device purchase or a free device with content purchase? Either way, it’s all good.

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