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Pandora Buys Rdio To Become A Global Streaming Powerhouse

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Peter Jebsen:

I am very glad to see that Pandora – which has been my favorite music recommendation service for at least ten years – is expanding its reach. Maybe it will even be officially available in Germany some day …

My previous praise of Pandora (in German): “Wie man das Top-Empfehlungsradio Pandora auch in Deutschland komfortabel nutzen kann”.

Ursprünglich veröffentlicht auf Music Industry Blog:

pandora rdioPandora today announced that it was acquiring the assets of now failed subscription service Rdio.  While the whispers about Rdio’s future had been building for some time, the deal is more interesting for what it says about Pandora’s plans than what it says about the state of the subscription business.

Rdio Battled Bravely And Set Innovation Standards But Fell Short

For what Rdio lacked in subscriber numbers it made up for in innovation.  It continually set product and feature precedents that Spotify and others subsequently aped, and its $75 million dollar ad inventory deal with US radio giant Cumulus sets a business model blueprint that other streaming services will follow. But for all its efforts and extensive marketing efforts Rdio was simply not able to get to the same sort of level as Spotify’s 2nd tier competitors, let alone to seriously challenge Spotify itself.  The music subscription business is not…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

17. November 2015 at 1:55

Veröffentlicht in English, Internet, Medien, Musik, Radio

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Making YouTube Pay: YouTubers Versus Bands

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Peter Jebsen:

Interesting analysis of YouTube phenomenon PewDiePie. The figures are fascinating: The figures are fascinating: Forbes has named Felix Kjellberg (aka PDP), as the top-earning YouTube star on the planet after earning $12 million in the past year (details in an Independent article).

Ursprünglich veröffentlicht auf Music Industry Blog:

This is the second in a series of YouTube generation posts. See the first one here.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Generation Edge – the under 16 millennials – and how they are driving an entire new subculture of YouTube stars that throw the traditional fandom rulebook out of the window. One of the intriguing paradoxes (or at least apparent paradoxes) is how a generation of native YouTube stars can create both vast audiences and revenue while for music artists YouTube is simply a place to build awareness and probably lose net revenue due to YouTube streams cannibalizing paid streams. So how can the model both be broken (for music) and yet buoyant for native YouTuber creators?

pewdiepie2PewDiePie And Taylor Swift

Compare and contrast the biggest earner in music with the biggest earner on YouTube.   Taylor Swift netted $39.7 million in 2014, compared to $7.4 million…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

18. Oktober 2015 at 12:56

The 64-bit iTunes vs. Last.FM Scrobbler problem has finally been solved!

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Last.FM Forum ComplaintsIf you don’t use the music website Last.FM (old blog post in German), you don’t need to read any further. The current good news only apply to those who use the Last.FM Scrobbler with iTunes for Windows. Since Apple updated the music player of our choice to a version that is fully 64-bit (, Windows 7), the Scrobbler did not detect songs that were played by iTunes anymore. Last.FM members have been complaining about it in the website’s forum since January 30, 2015.

When I just opened the Last.FM Scrobbler to check my Spotify scrobbles I finally received the notice for an update that had been promised by Last.FM for a weeks. I installed the update, and this did solve the problem. My 64-bit iTunes (, Windows 7) scrobbles its plays again (including songs played on my iPod). For whatever reason, Last.FM did not consider it necessary (yet) to announce this major ‘bug fix’ in its Twitter feed. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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22. April 2015 at 1:48

What The Music Industry Can Learn From The Beer Industry

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Peter Jebsen:

Von Freude @INTERNORGA: Stoppt Massenbierhaltung! (Photo: Peter Jebsen - all rights reserved)

Von Freude @INTERNORGA: Stoppt Massenbierhaltung! (Photo: Peter Jebsen – all rights reserved)

Interesting food (drink) for thought:

  • The dynamics of the beer industry bear remarkable similarity to the recorded music business and there are some lessons that can be learned.
  • Craft beer is like the music industry’s indie sector and vinyl sales rolled into one.
  • The beer aficionado and the music aficionado are more important to their respective industries now than they have ever been and this will only increase.

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Over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of posts that illustrate what lessons the music business can heed from other industries. This is the first of these posts. Beer sales have been in steady decline for many years with the big brewers coming to terms with changing consumption habits of consumers and the impact of disruptive new models. Sound familiar? The dynamics of the beer industry bear remarkable similarity to the recorded music business and there are some lessons that can be learned. Beer sales have been declining since 2008 with the core baby boomer consumer base changing consumption habits and drinking more hard liquor and wine. In the UK the amount of beer drunk has fallen by 20% over the last 10 years while US beer sales have been falling since 2008. The number of new breweries went into decline and after years of acquisitions…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

21. März 2015 at 1:38

Crowdfunkin’: Best of Current Funk (Spotify Playlist)

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“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) is one of the best current funk releases I have heard in a long time:

After mentioning this on Facebook, my funky friends recommended many other great acts to me. I threw in some additional favorites of mine and started a Spotify playlist. Put it into shuffle mode … and enjoy!

Alternatively, try this Spotify link.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

22. November 2014 at 18:58

Veröffentlicht in English, Funk, Musik, Musiktipps

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Schnapszahl vs. Repdigit – 111,111 Plays on Last.FM

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I can’t help myself, but I prefer the German term “Schnapszahl” (schnapps digit) to the mathematical “repdigit”. The latter would make more sense in my case if it were spelled “rapdigit”, because quite a few of the 111,111 plays I just hit at Last.FM have been rap and hip-hop songs.
111,111 Plays at Last.FM
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Written by Peter Jebsen

27. September 2010 at 0:38

Hey, Süddeutsche: Nichts dazugelernt?

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Vor geraumer Zeit ließ ich mich eher kritisch über die Suchfunktion der Website einer der überregionalen Tageszeitungen meines Vertrauens aus: “Sueddeutsche.de: Das mit der Suche üben wir noch mal!”

Das war im Januar 2009. Seitdem gab es leider keine nachvollziehbare Weiterentwicklung.
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28. Juli 2009 at 10:05


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