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Briefly: Spotify/SmartBird

July 28, 2011

As some of you know, I am and will be travelling abroad for two months. Before I left, I purchased a Spotify subscription and have to say I love it. I won't even waste your time trying to review it -- David Pogue did a great job in today's NYT. I tried to talk myself […]

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The iTunes experiment

April 20, 2009

The first week of results on iTunes' tiered pricing are in and they are positive.  According to a Billboard report, songs which experienced price hikes of 30% sold only 12.5% fewer units (only 6.9% fewer if you ignore "the expected second-week drop of Black Eyed Peas' Boom Pow Pow" - a wholly un-justified remark which […]

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The RIAA Sucks at Economics. Surprise.

February 26, 2008

Inflation popped up today, as it tends to, and in the course of my reading on the topic I came across a gem of a paper with the brilliantly inspiring title "CDs: A Better Value than Ever." The subtitle, "Prepared for the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc.," made it impossible to ignore. Watching these […]

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