Once upon a time there was a website called Lala. I think I first heard about them in an issue of Wired as an alternative to filesharing. Because, when Lala got started, it was all about cd trading — put the cd’s you don’t really care for anymore up in the pool, create a wishlist… Continue reading lala.com closes their doors: a case study in how to alienate your core userbase
sam rosenthal, of projekt records, is back on his piracy soapbox again. he is asking each and every one of you to do your part to help stop piracy. he breaks the world down into two camps: camp a says: “Music should be free, fuck you for thinking I should pay for your music.” camp a is… Continue reading fighting music piracy one rapidshare file at a time
a couple of weeks ago i posted my reactions to some stuff that sam rosenthal was talking about on his projekt newsletter and facebook page. sam graciously took the opportunity to comment on my post, and one of his main points was this: Just because *you* buy music after nabbing it illegally, you are mistaken… Continue reading wake up, music industry!
some ideas occurred to me after my recent post about the music industry, and then erin said something that i thought was not only genius, but perfectly summed up the kind of thinking that needs to happen to save the music business: if you want to figure out what people will pay for online, look… Continue reading fix the music biz by taking cues from the porn industry