A friend recently introduced me to a website called Cover Me, in which contributors write about cover versions of songs. There are artist-cover anthologies, lists of “Five Good Covers” of oft-covered songs, and entire albums’ worth of cover versions. Accompanying text describes the songs, the original artists, and the various cover versions. Sometimes the “art” is […]
Business model flexibility with digital content leads to a blur between the public good and private enterprise.
My latest piece in Forbes is about the new breed of subscription music services that offer lossless compression, in order to appeal to the audiophile crowd. Two of them recently launched in the U.S. market: Tidal and Deezer Elite. I speculate about whether this development will finally lead to an era where top audio quality has […]
Apple needs to throw the on-demand music market into disarray in order to become a serious player in it.
So, did going DRM-free help or hinder sales of music downloads? Here’s what the actual numbers show.
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.
Why isn’t the book publishing world scared to death of Wattpad?