Honestly, the first headline here by MBW is so good that I don’t want to step on its toes. Yet, I’ll just add that Spotify appears to have been overvalued and this decline may not, in fact, be bad at all. Now, if they continue to free fall, then sure, break glass on the panic button.
User-centric streaming continues to enter more mainstream discussions but I’ll just direct readers to my thoughts from last week on the topic. In short, we can do better.
If one couldn’t tell, over the last few months I’ve become far more interested in the legislative battles regarding many issues of the record business, so this was an interesting recap of a recent New York University panel that featured the Congressman.
The fact that I’ve spent the last year writing about how the music is held by a handful of tech companies and that this cannot be good news for the record industry feels pretty good right now. Well, except for the part where this is certainly bad news.
Do not trust this headline but certainly do read this feature about a company that has passed its prime but still holds real rap history that should be publicly archived rather than held in the hands of a single private company.
The enemy of my enemy is my enemy, but Apple’s monopoly of the App store is disgusting. The fact that Apple’s been given such a long leash in regards to how they manipulate the App store is ludicrous, so good luck to Spotify here. However, the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy.