who is defining reality?

If you followed some of the recent German news, you may know that German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet after weeks of mounting pressure after a crowd driven wiki called Guttenplag proved  him plagiarizing significant portions of his doctoral dissertation. Now this wiki is nominated for the major German journalism…

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…

MIDEM: Who’s making money with music (or the music industry)?

2011 MidemNet Lab winners are Jammbox, Next Big Sound &Shuffler.fm. Who are they, and what are the business models behind? Jammbox (Australia) deliver with their new app Discovr an iPad App which is a graphical music recommendation system. Next Big Sound (USA) a data management for DIY workers that want to generate evidence where when which fan…

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…