the music business dilema

The fundamental challenge for the music industry is the paradox of expecting revenue shares for music to be generated within markets that have no business model around music, but who control the music industries sales by their communication superiority. I started to write a concept for music conferences, or better a¬†demand¬†analysis based on interviews and…

Berlin Music Week – second issue

Next issue of Berlin Music Week (BMW) will take place 7-11. September 2011. Again, according it’s latest press release, it will cluster various events and partners like the Berlin Music Commission, all2gethernow (DIY conference), Berlin Club Commission, Popkomm and the Berlin Festival (open air at Tempelhof airfield). First proof of a common momentum is the…

I’m lost and sold to the hype

Let’s meet up! When you’ve been on any major music event the last couple of weeks, you must have ran into someone representing Midem, SxSW, Womex, Popkomm, Berlin Music Week, Eurosonic, Amsterdam Dance Event, Sonar, Reeperbahn Festival, CMJ, Canadian Music Week, North by Northeast, Musexpo, The Great Escape, Winter Music Conference, Music Matters, In the…

does Midem feed a cuckoos chick? MidemNet Lab is about bypassing the industry

MidemNet Lab is a startup showcase embedded in the music b2b fair Midem. 30 finalists across three categories (mobile apps, B2B, and B2C music services) have been announced recently and will be presented during Midem in January. The funny thing is – Midem is a traditional music b2b fair, where content owners or publishers still…

Some latest news on all2gethernow (a2n)

that’ll take place between September 6th to 11th as part of the Berlin Music Week. a2n offers around 120 sessions, +200 speakers, on 6 days, in 7 thematic tracks on new strategies in music business and music culture. Organizers of a2n target of being seen the ‘renowned meeting point for the international music scene’ as…

send me to Austin, SXSW Panel picker

vote for my panel idea on the SxSw Panel Picker: It’s a rather basic idea on how interfaces will alter music consumption Interfaces are our first points of contact when it comes to choose or buy content. Count the questions asked before being served a Cappuccino at Starbucks – poorly designed interface. The iPods interface…