Rushmore.fm: Can They "Rethink The Music Industry From The Ground Up"? - hypebot

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Nelson

Could we just a have a stop to some company or group of people coming out of the blue with grand designs to change a very large and complex ecosystem, which Billboard is reporting to be 2 trillon in value. http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/global/1565728/study-global-entertainment-industry-poised-to-top-2-trillion-in . At the very least whom ever is going to in act a change will do it from within not without the entertainment biz given the sheer size of it....

Polaske

I disagree with this statement 110% "it's tough to be a music fan (hard to find new music and keep up to date, industry doesn't seem to care about fans) and it's tough to be an artist (hard to make money)"

I have zero problem finding new music. And for many people who would say finding new music is a problem for them, they do not spend anytime looking (aka its not a real concern of theirs).

I agree it is hard to make money as an artists, but that's nothing new. I would argue there are more than enough tools for artists to build audiences and monetize those artists. Over the last few years I have seen and number of artists complete this feat successfully. Artists are not suffering from a lack of tools, instead they are not leveraging these tools effectively.

Cubedweller

Hey guys, Alex CEO of Rushmore here,
Thanks for writing about what we're trying to do at Rushmore, we're excited about the progress we've made so far. We've already had 200,000 contributions from music fans across the world and we're delighted by the feedback we've received from our early users. We definitely acknowledge that it's a tough nut to crack but it's a challenge we welcome and our early results are encouraging. Our plans for the future will address some of the opportunities that you and your commenters have noted and we'll be sure to share them with you as we continue on our journey.

As for our back story, Rushmore has indeed been backed by Betaworks and we are really enjoying working with them.

I am, of course, happy to answer any other questions you guys have.

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