are fans retarded?

I stumbled upon this blog post on musicthinktank by Derek Miller, which made me wince and whine in my chair this morning. Miller wants musicians to act like ‘Rock Stars’ as to outsiders the music biz seems ‘sexy’, something everyone with a regular day job desires. The objective for the musician should be to make…

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…

MidemNet and oysters feature new business perspectives to the music biz

Jeffrey Hayzlett, chief marketing officer at Eastman Kodak Company, had a keynote interview (conducted by Cohen).  The idea was to chit-chat with someone slogging through just as much disruption as the recording industry. Kodak has been struggling through double-digit annualized declines. Hayzlett is attempting to steer Kodak into a new terrain that includes b2b technology…