Full Stack Music: 1 Trillion Streams, 200 Million Tickets

Mombojó At present, there are three distinct music industries: radio, on-demand music, and concert ticketing. However, we are starting to enter a new phase, where these industries will converge and produce one integrated experience for artists and fans. I’ve taken to calling this full stack music, because at heart it speaks to a holistic experience that integrates these industries through data. Read More

Rhapsody Targets Parents With Launch Of A Music Streaming Service For Kids

001 As the demand for digital music streaming services heats up, thanks in large part to Spotify’s traction and Apple’s more recent entry into the market, a number of competitors are working to differentiate themselves from the pack. In the case of the 14-year old Rhapsody, the company is today is going after moms and dads by launching a new service which claims to be the first-ever… Read More

Oculus Positions VR For Primetime

Rift Today Oculus gave 1,500 developers at the Oculus Connect 2 conference (as well as those at home via livestream or on Gear VR a chance to watch) a look at how the consumer version of the Oculus Rift will roll out in Q1 2016, how Oculus plans to bring virtual reality to millions through the Samsung Gear VR, and how new platforms and controllers will expand the uses of Oculus Rift from games… Read More

The Truth About Streaming: It Pays Labels A Lot, They Don’t Pay Musicians

Troy Musicians, it’s time to stop hating streaming services, and here’s why. Troy Carter, one of the world’s most powerful artist managers (John Legend, Meghan Trainor, and previously Lady Gaga) just busted some myths with three reasons streaming is the future of music, not the end. Streaming Will Earn Artists A Lot With Enough Users – Royalty payouts from streaming might… Read More

Dave McClure Says “Bazillion Dollar Club” Is Not Just Another Contrived Reality Show

bazillion Dave McClure is back on your TV this fall in yet another reality show focused on startups in Silicon Valley. Enter the ‘Bazillion Dollar Club. Call it a sign of the times. In the last tech boom, people joked that when you saw someone build an incubator for incubators, things were upside down. Can you even name all the TV shows focused on the technology industry? The founder of 500… Read More

New Form Digital Is The New Hollywood, Combining New And Old Media For Online Distrubution

5678609114_46f068048f_b New Form Digital is a video distribution and production company backed by Discovery, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard. But, as the name implies, the company has stepped away from traditional channels and blurs the line between new and old media. New Form approaches both sides of the media business with the same goal – generating audience and revenue online. It works with popular YouTubers,… Read More