At this year's Midem, Mike Masnick from Techdirt gave a presentation focused on how Trent Reznor/NIN is doing music business. It is worthwhile watching the video. Masnick's accompanying article can be found here. You will find additional comments there. Unsurprisingly, there are some issues mentioned which might be familiar if you read my previous articles on here.
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Referring to my last posting, I wrote an article for Music Think Tank: "Mobile Connect-with-Fans for DIY Artists - Why, and How?" If you needed any further confirmation - please immediately go visit Midem's website. The Midem blog features an article on "Music mobile apps and music streaming services", including an excellent study compiled by Nielsen for MIDEM.
It was in March 2008 when Warner Music Group hired business veteran Jim Griffin to develop a new business model to build upon. In early December, the result hit the public. Selected universities were approached to prove if the business model would work: Students would pay a small fee, and in return they were allowed to access and download all music available via internet for free - legally.