Part 1: The Melting Iceberg Syndrome And The Music Business
By George Howard (follow on Twitter)
With Amazon.com’s recent announcement, the topic of streaming and downloading has become a front-and-center topic. Rumors are also, of course, flying about the imminent launch of similar services from Google and Apple. Given all of this it’s imperative for the informed artist to not only understand the landscape of streaming, but also how this delivery change impacts revenue models.
To this end, this week we focus on illustrating two points of view in our articles. While these articles both examine the same topic, and, ostensibly at least, appear to come out on different sides, the reality is that there are likely both positive and negative impacts as a result of these changes. One thing however is certain, these are disruptive times in the music business, and with disruption comes opportunity…seize it!