“Already the largest segment in the music business, live music will command an even greater share of total revenues”
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We have to make it user-friendly to the artist.
They have to be able to build businesses on it. They have to be able to have the information who is using their music, where they are.
That has to become a business for the artist as much as communicating with their fans.
Right now, they (music services) have all the information and the artist have no information. I don’t know. I own a record company. I would die to know who bought my records on iTunes or bought my tickets on TicketMaster.
Spotify hits today 10m subscribers and they’re growing at 60% rate.
Inflection point at US launch & deep Facebook integration.
At this rate, they’ll get to 25 million paid subscribers in about 2 years.
Spotify annual subscription revenues “guesstimate” = circa $1bn.
Total value of recorded music in 2013 = $15bn.