Monthly Archives: July 2008

Such is the Music Business

Thanks to all of you who have reached out today:  Jesse, Jim, Beverlee, Carol, Luke, Kevin, Chris, Patches, Andy, Chad, Tim, Stephanie, Tony, Denise, Nathan, John, Mary, Frank, Rosey, Jim, Bill, Andrew, Jackie, Greg, Randy, Clayton, Tom, Jeff, Elizabeth, Brian, … Continue reading

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Does Posting a Sign Make it So?

There is a sign I often see on the back of dump trucks lumbering down the interstate full of gravel, dirt and rocks.  Some of the trucks have top covers and others don’t.  The sign is always something like “Not responsible for vehicle damage” or “Not … Continue reading

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Sony/BMG or Just Sony?

By Eliot Van Buskirk from The German media company Bertelsmann is considering escaping the flagging music sales industry by selling its 50 percent share in Sony/BMG to Sony. Apparently, no other parties are interested. Sony’s board is scheduled to … Continue reading

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What Are Digital Sales Telling Us? Are We Listening?

Lefsetz lets loose with comments on digital sales for the week of 7/13.  Here a few choice morsels that should wake you up if you are living in the past………. SINGLE TRACKS 27. Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake) “4 Minutes” Sales … Continue reading

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Mobile Platforms Not Yet Paying Off in Music Sales

From The music industry is learning a hard lesson: The mobile platform works better as a marketing and customer relationship tool than it does as a retail sales channel. “Bands and artists are increasingly using mobile to form direct … Continue reading

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Coming Home from the Real World

I am back home in Nashville and still in recovery mode.  I appreciate Chris, Elizabeth, and Brian for their contributions to the blog while I was away.  It feels like I was out for a month, so forgive me if … Continue reading

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Greetings from Africa

Thank you Chris for your guest blog from Tuesday.  You don’t know how timely that was since Amy and I had the fortunate opportunity to visit Sisters of Rwanda on Monday in Kigali.  An inspiring place and an amazing group … Continue reading

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