Wednesday’s Music Briefing: Thumbs Down For Choruss, Digital Demo Gets Older, Projected Growth & Much More
I will be posting throughout the rest of the holiday break as news warrants it.
- By The Numbers: Digital Music Sales Hit New High
- A Farewell To ‘O8: Japanese Hendrix Tribute Band Sings "Auld Lang Syne"
- 3 Trends Driving The Music Industry In 2009
A harsh thumbs down for the proposed Choruss unlimited music service for colleges. (Content Agenda) The post rather convincingly makes the point that Choruss will/should fail because too many rights holders will not/should not sign on because payments are based on estimates rather than solid usage.
- A new generation of older digital music fans is emerging as teenagers upgrade their old iPods and mp3 players and give them to their parents. (Telegraph UK)
- Digital music sales are projected to grow 17% annually according to a new Forrester study. (Internet Retailer)
- Some music and media predictions for 2009. (Inside Music Media)
- Fans: Curatorial Masters Of The Web (Online Fandom)
- An indie musicians finds a following on the web. The story of Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver. (WSJ)
- Music looks to internet for a rivival. (FT) Little new here for regular Hypebot readers, but a good overview.
Thanks to David Rose and readers of his KnowTheMusicBiz.com for naming my post Top 10 Indie Music Marketing Tools one their most read articles of 2008.