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6 Predictions for Music Streaming

Forget Taylor Swift’s futile Spotify boycott. The real news emerging from the music industry this week was the launch of YouTube’s streaming service. The new service consists of YouTube with streaming functionality (as opposed to being a new product with … Continue reading

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Apple Pays Dearly for U2’s “Free” Music

Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Let’s get something straight: U2 did not give away its new album, Songs of Innocence. To be sure, if you have iTunes, on September 9 you received a free copy (without asking for it) … Continue reading

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Apple Buys Beats: The End of an Era for Apple and Dr. Dre?

Now that Apple has officially purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics, we are left to ponder its broader meanings as the man who once rapped about gangbanging and reefer now becomes a high-profile Apple employee. I believe the deal symbolizes … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Stop Talking about Steve Jobs

If Steve Jobs were alive today, he would be the first to tell you he was not the only person responsible for making Apple succeed. But let’s face it: Steve Jobs defined the Apple brand, a reality that has been … Continue reading

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Old bands, great brands shine in 2010

There seems to be no end to the merchandising of so-called legacy rock stars, and 2010 was no exception: In February the ghost of Elvis returned to Las Vegas with the opening of Cirque du Soleil Viva ELVIS. The Rolling … Continue reading

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By the way, which one’s Pink?

You don’t have to be a classic rock fan to celebrate Pink Floyd’s recent legal victory over its label, the troubled EMI.  For those who missed the news, a judge agreed with Pink Floyd that EMI may not distribute the … Continue reading

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What Facebook Connect means to marketers

My Razorfish colleagues Shiv Singh and Jesse Pickard just published a provocative point of view that analyzes the impact of Facebook Connect on the way marketers operate in the digital world. Shiv and Jesse assert that by extending social media … Continue reading

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