Internet Music – How Are You Listening?
Image from: Music Image / Shutterstock The music industry has dramatically changed. Innovation in Internet technology is the primary instigator of this change, because people have the ability to listen freely to their favorite beats. Platforms like iTunes (not free), RDIO, and Pandora are ushering in waves of creative applications that cater to every need of their consumers. Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, would obviously argue that the Internet and music industries
MySpace’s One Million Users: Is More Really Better?
Image from: MySpace The Internet has been a buzz recently with news that MySpace has acquired 1 million users as of December of 2011. Given that they’ve been on the down-swing for past two plus years, one would think this would be an indication that things are turning around. With a new music player in the market, one that includes a Facebook integration, MySpace is clearly moving away from being
Invite Only: Who’s Throwing the Better Party – Google+, Spotify, or Pottermore?
I remember when I thought I was special for being able to use Gilt, the “exclusive” online shopping site that originally only accepted users off of a waiting list. Now, everyone and their mother is on it and I no longer feel like I am the only one with access to 50% off boat shoes or 75% off a chandelier that I couldn’t even afford if it was 99.9% off.
The New Music Landscape
It’s no secret that the music industry has undergone massive changes over the last ten to fifteen years. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, total US music sales have dropped an average of 8% each year since 1999, from $14.6 billion to just over $6 billion. Having heard this, you probably wouldn’t expect that in the first half of 2011, US sales are up by 1%. Okay, so
See If I Spotify When I Return to the States
I’m living in sunny Nice, France for five weeks this summer in order to take a couple sociology classes through Northeastern University. While the beach has been fun, and the French folk friendly, there are a few things from home I missed when I first came here. Video streaming sites Hulu and Netflix definitely topped the list, but I was really excited to have access to one streaming service I