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Video Interview with NIN about Business Model Innovation in Music

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Interesting interview with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails about the music industry, notably about business model innovation (hat tip to Peter Froberg of Freemium.eu). They've done business model innovation and have the legitimacy to talk about it ;-) What an amazing industry to innovate in these days!

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Oh, That Fickle Internet

by: Nancy Baym

The New York Times has an article about shifting goals for musicians playing SXSW which, for reasons that aren’t quite clear, uses most of its words addressing the role of the internet. They begin by affirming the importance of blogs, but shift quickly to the “the internet is fickle” meme that was fairly common  a year or two ago. They focus in particular on the band Crocodiles:

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Music Fandom vs. Narrative Fandom

by: Nancy Baym

Over the years, I’ve found myself mulling the differences between fandoms organized around narrative and those organized around music. It’s now a topic on which I have to pull together my thoughts in 1000 words or less for Henry Jenkins et al’s book on spreadable media. This post is really just me thinking outloud in a rough stab at a start. I would LOVE your feedback on the distinctions I’m drawing and those I’ve missed.

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Good, Bad & Ugly of Artistes Moving into Social Media

by: Gary Hayes

“so please don’t forget to support artists like myself who have never had a fair chance in the record industry” guess who…

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Disrupted

by: John Winsor

Since last week I've been enjoying Radiohead's new album, In Rainbow. I have to admit, I've never been a fanatical Radiohead fan and am not much of a trendsetter when it comes to music. Yet, when I went to Radiohead's web site to download the songs I was willing to pay $10 because the context was set by iTunes. As a consumer, I'm willing to pay a reasonable price for the product and would rather pay the producer directly, cutting out the middleman.

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Ten Bucks

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Relating to Fans Means Helping Them Relate to Each Other

by: Nancy Baym

Here, for your reading pleasure, is a PDF of the talk I gave at MIDEMNet last week titled Making The Most of Online Music Fandom. Bruce at Hypebot, one of the excellent people I met there, was kind enough to do a near-instant writeup.

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10 Tips for 360° Marketing - Metallica vs Yael Naim: Steamroller vs Word of Mouth

Guest Post by: Frédéric Baffou 

Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola or Nike are experts in steamroller approach when it comes to a worldwide product launch.

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Fighting Cultural Surplus: a Review of Bill Drummond's 17

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Road as Medium, Plays Back Music for Honda

by: Ilya Vedrashko

When we run out of space for billboards on our roads' sides, we'll embed jingles into the pavement.

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