the reading (& watching & listening) list for music industry

In “How Napster changed the world,” Don Dodge notes “Pioneers are usually unsuccessful“. I think there is some truth in considering iTUNES and iPOD rather followers than pioneers. Reference: Apple’s strategy a familiar tune. Matthew Yi, SF chronicle, August 16, 2004

The concept: the whole entire music library FITS IN YOUR POCKET. Steve Jobs seems to intend to be a market leader when he knew there was no market leader.

Sales of Music, Long in decline, Plunge sharply, originally WSJ

Music in an abundance economy, the long tail , as well as “Give away the music, sell the show.”

The New Economics of Music: File Sharing and Double Moral Hazard / Umair Haque

digital music section, shark jumping

is music dead?

Looking beyond iPhones / David Kirkpatrick

Don Dodge makes an analogy between the habits of a mouse to that of the music industry .

David Kirkpatrick of Fortune notes in “How Viacom could really protect its content“:

Some people, in the end, did stop downloading free music, but it wasn’t because of the record company lawsuits, for the most part. It was because Apple created a convenient and affordable way to get music legally, called iTunes.

Mark Cuban says CD is dead.

EMI and Apple say no DRM for you. The step is being made almost 60 days after Steve Jobs post his thoughts on music.

Yahoo’s new media device, reported by Arrington, somewhat similar what Rojas, Winer, and, Calacanis talking about a few months ago.

Revenue-sharing model of online video

Here is the list I think I’d need to digest (turned out to be kinda bookmarks, obviously). But I haven’t, so I can’t make any comment yet:

Video Sharing Sites Offer Different Monetization Schemes……but “Don’t Give Up the Day Job”

How Not to Think Strategically about the Future of Media

Working For Free

YouTube: What Google CEO Eric Schmidt really thinks

Google Video Search vs Gootube – which will win?

10 implications of YouTube Revenue-Sharing model

Is Google a media company?

YouTube and the Value of Video Content Hosting, Distribution, and Discovery

Make way of copyright chaos / Lessig (NY Times, registration NOT required)

Edge Patters: Rights shift, where Umair says his paper could be a place to start.

Viacom drops a $1 billion nuke on google /techcrunch

A quick note on DMCA safe harbors, Youtube, Viacom as well as You Go Viacom!, both by Mark Cuban

On Trial: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act /WSJ Law blog

Viacom V. Google Could Shape Digita Future (originally appeared on WSJ)

Copyright is a political issue / Fred Wilson

I want my MTV 2.0

Google sued viacom? I told you so

How Not to think strategically about the future of

Viacom Vs. YouTube a “geological” shift in media landscape / Ad Age.

At google, the search is on for a new approach to old media / knowledge@wharton

Unsafe Harbors for Viacom and Google / Edge Perspectives

Google Gooses Big Media /TIME

how viacom could really protect its content

Could filtering become a fiasco for YouTube?

Does NewsNBCUniversalTube stand a chance?

Infectious video / Jeff Jarvis


Congress is real villain in Viacome-Google fight

Catching Google’s YouTube won’t be easy

So … YouTube’s Toast?

Cuban v. EFF on YouTube

Thinking strategically about search

Push come to Shove for Content of Web Video / NYT


YouTube – Big Media Video: Revenue Splits and the real Stumbling Block

Viacom video accounts for only 2% in YouTube. Very interesting.

Steve Jobs の初Blog

米アップルのホームページにSteve Jobs名入りでしゅつげん:「DRMに意味なし」と(No meaning in DRM)。 via Buzzmachine.

Update:
Dave Winer はPR手法としてさらにつっこんだ見方
Mark Cubanは音楽業界の今後の方向性を示唆。
Fred Wilson はJobsを応援

いろいろな見方があるものだ。いずれにしても、企業のホームページに載るような、内容ではないよな。(競合のMicrosoft のZuneのことにも触れてるし)文章のトーンマナーがブログしてますね。

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新春ビデオ Lessig video in a Happy New Year mode

Titled “The differences between culture and code”

Thanks Joi Ito for pointing me at the inspiring lecture by Lawrence Lessig, who is a law professor at Stanford Law School and the author of best selling book code Now the book itself comes in wiki. Still somewhat technical (to me, at least), it nicely summarises what copyright, DRM and/or intellectual property rights mean and will mean to us. I think it is also about the bottom-up take over, which Kevin Kelly suggested, from another perspective.

Came in Google video (not in YouTube), especially good to watch in a happy new year mode.

伊藤穣一さんのブログに感謝。スタンフォード大ロースクール教授のLawrence Lessig氏のレクチャビデオです(もちろん英語です。)。英語が聞き取れない箇所もあり、テクニカルな部分もあり、普段はあまり著作権とかそういう関連は疎い僕にとっては、ありがたいですね。メディアの世界で進行中のBottom Up takeoverを考える上でも重要な視点かと思う。テレビの新春番組みてるよりずっとおもしろい。

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