Despite millions of users, Pandora and Spotify are still losing money

The music industry still has a stranglehold on digital music. Pandora and Spotify Rake in the Money and Then Send It Off in Royalties At least 33 million people have tried Spotify, more than 150 million have registered for Pandora…Both are losing money, and for largely the same reason: the cost of music royalties.┬áPandora…in its …

Universal Music Catalog – just a few years away

With the announcement of Amazon’s new Cloud Player iPhone app, the Universal Music Catalog is one step closer. For years I have dreamed of this Star Trek-like device, where I can find any song I want and listen to it, from anywhere. Preferably this will be an app on a device I already own (smartphone), …

Need a Spotify invite?

Ok, I’m not promising anything here but I am 2 for 2. Both times I received a Spotify invite in my email pretty fast. The backstory is that Ashton Kutcher is a big fan of Spotify and he tweeted his fanboy-ism. Then his millions of twitter followers were like, “we want to try!” The company …