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24 AUGUST 2013

Kevin Spacey: television has entered a new golden age

"He said Netflix ... had proved one thing: 'The audience wants control. They want freedom. If they want to binge–as they've been doing on House of Cards–then we should let them binge.

'We have learned the lesson that the music industry didn't learn: give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they'll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it, but I believe this new model can take a bite out of piracy.'

But if the medium was to continue in this rich vein, TV executives would have to adapt to the way viewers want to binge on their favourite programmes on the internet or by watching DVD box sets, Spacey said.

Younger viewers no longer saw any difference between watching TV and online. 'For kids growing up, there's no difference between watching Avatar on an iPad or watching YouTube on a TV and watching Game of Thrones on their computer. It's all content. It's all story,' he said."

(John Plunkett and Jason Deans, 22 August 2013, The Guardian)



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Alex Shutti
02 DECEMBER 2012

New Myspace: better all-in-one for social music playing and discovery

"Facebook may have won the social networking war, but Myspace is moving to a different battlefield under its new owner Specific Media, which acquired the site from News Corporation in June 2011.

After a period spent rebuilding Myspace from the ground up, the company published a teaser video on Vimeo in September – unveiled via tweet by co–investor Justin Timberlake – showing off a radically different design and an emphasis on music. ...

'The promise of discovery and sharing new, good music was never really fulfilled by other services out there,' says Tim. 'It's an unfulfilled promise that nobody ever really executed on.'

The new Myspace continues to compete with Facebook in some respects: artists create profiles on the site and post updates and content for their fans to watch, listen and share. But actually, its real competition is streaming music services like Spotify and Deezer."

(Stuart Dredge, 16 November 2012, The Guardian)



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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

Is traditional publishing dead? Next Wave

This a response to some interesting issues raised by a CNET video on future of the book.

Basically the incoming changes are going to revolutionise the whole concept in a way that the music industry still trying to cope with….see Independent article on music downloading which reveals that illegal filesharers spend more on music thus any punitive measures will actually push music sales down not up….

On offer by Xmas are Amazon's Kindle…..Plastic Logic's QUE (if it ready) and Barnes and Noble's nook

Also in background is the new Apple flat tablet which being rebranded as The Mac Slate apparently….



Shaun Belcher
21 JUNE 2009

Top 40 faces new digital shake-up

"There was currently no sign of a slow–down in single sales, Mr Talbot said. Some 115 million singles were sold last year – compared with a low point of 30 million in 2003. This year's total is expected to be 160 million."

(Ian Youngs, 21 June 2009, BBC News)


2003 – 30,888,000 singles sold
2004 – 32,266,000
2005 – 47,882,000
2006 – 66,925,000
2007 – 86,562,000
2008 – 115,139,000

(Source: Official Charts Company)

[It's interesting that all the noise from major record companies about the death of the music industry seems at odds with the figures. I think their problem isn't piracy but loss of market share/market dominance]


David Rogerson

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