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Could it be that once again (or still) the actual musicians are getting the short end of the stick? Most are so focused on their music chops or can't handle the business side that everyone else is making money off of them but them.


Is that chart really missing SoundEsxchange?...

Kevin Weiss

It's missing a great deal more than just SoundExchange...


I certainly empathize with the analyst that put this together, but not with the senior i-bankers that should have known better before this went out the door.

"x is missing or should be recategorized" is a clear problem here (last i checked Thumbplay cancelled my service a few years back when they merged into iHeart), but there's also a fundamental issue with comprehension of the inter-workings of various players in the digital music industry. Guys like Rovi and the Echo Nest (missing?) belong in a very important middleware category that add a ton of value and transform the dumb pipe from label to distributor into one that enhances listener experiences.

Ben Stauffer


SoundExchange is a collection organization, whose biggest payors are Pandora and SiriusXM, both included under "Online Radio and Music Services." For more info, go here: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/20130723soundexchange


Rhapsody is a streaming service, not just a retailer/download service.


I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.


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