Anthony Bruno at Billboard reports that A2IM, AFM, AFTRA, ASCAP, BMI, NMPA, RIAA, SESAC, SoundExchange, the Recording Academy, the California Songwriters Association, the Music Managers Forum, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International sent the following letter to Google: “Dear Mr. Schmidt: We write to you on behalf of the broad and diverse music community represented […]
Continuing with our economics 101 theme, the lucid Andrew Keen interviews the scary Paul Kedrosky on Andrew’s Techcrunch show on the subject of…applied economics, the dark science.
An excellent post by our friend Faza on The Cynical Musician regarding the economics of file barter–no such thing as a free lunch baby.
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Over the last year or so, one heard frequently about how the Free Press had pitched a tent at the FCC to make their lobbying on the net neutrality issue the easier. These rumors were dismissed as the ramblings of a paranoid mind (kind of like the coffee house meetings between Free Press’s Ben Scott […]
From Business Insider, “What You Missed At Last Night’s New York Tech Meet Up”: “Host Nate Westheimer of Anyclip offered an A+ explanation for why he wasn’t allowing business model questions. ‘How’s it going to make money? It’s like anything on the Internet. You get a bunch of users, then maybe you get some partnerships. […]
“A…decline in industry profitability might not hurt artistic production [or] artist motivations. The remuneration of artistic talent differs from other types of labor….[Artists]might continue being creative even when the monetary incentives to do so become weaker [because] many of them enjoy fame, admiration, social status, and free beer in bars – suggesting a reduction in […]
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News from the Goolag: “There’s no shame in having a radical idea. There is shame in having a radical idea and not admitting you were wrong.”Jaron Lanier The problem with Creative Commons Corporation is not just the Creative Commons license, deed or whatever they are calling it. The “deed” is the bright and shiny object […]