“F**k the music industry, that’s the last thing we’re thinking”. Is it really? / The short head of live music

  “Industry has a lot to do with things… The industry is tough, especially for a band like us, a rock band right now. We’re not bitter about it or anything like, “Fuck the music industry”, that’s the last thing we’re thinking. We’re all continuing to do music” After 10 years together as a band, […]

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Is Amazon cutting its long tail?

“Amazon had over the last few years either lowered discounts on scholarly books or, in the case of older or slow-selling titles, completely eliminated them” said Bruce Joshua Miller, president of Miller Trade Book Marketing, a Chicago firm representing university and independent presses, to DAVID STREITFELD of the new York times (July 4th 2013). The article claims […]

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Apple said that every one of the 1 million tracks in iTunes had sold at least once / the Pareto principal part 2

“Apple said that every one of the 1 million tracks in iTunes had sold at least once“ This is a common expression (from 2006) used to emphasize the long tail theory. Another one is the story in the introduction to the “long tail” book, of how Mr. Anderson learns from Ecast, a music-streaming company, that […]

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