The New, New Music Industry

The music business has been transforming before our eyes. Many players in the industry are struggling to survive amidst the tectonic shifts as the industry transforms itself for the digital age. And yet there has never been more demand for consuming music, and the ability to satifsy that demand, as there is today. The events of the past few weeks point to an acceleration of change that promises to make 2007 a landmark year in the music industry. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Feb 15, 2007 - 6:55 PM PST
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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008

This piece starts out sounding like a good macro analysis of the music industry, but quickly disappoints in providing any kind of thought-provoking or insightful ideas about where the industry can/will go.

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Bob McInnis
4.0
by Bob McInnis - Oct. 1, 2008

Gupta attempts to offer perspective on both the death and resurrection of the music industry by citing sales, downloads and bankruptcies but misses the point that ‘American Idol’ homogenization of culture is only creating a demand for more of the same.

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Kim Gammelgård Nielsen
4.6
by Kim Gammelgård Nielsen - Oct. 1, 2008

Decent overview of the crisis of the music industry.

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Don Byrd
2.7
by Don Byrd - Oct. 1, 2008

This article, which makes some good points, could have been much better. I find increasingly that prose journalism suffers from the same debility as television: Mr. Gupta gives a series of soundbytes. Even even the data is generalized and sources are not indicated.

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