Archive for the 'Online' Category


The Beatles Streaming

There’s a first mover advantage. That’s right, let Spotify stream your music early and you get a check or stock or both. Wait until the downside of the curve and you get bupkes. So let this be a lesson to all of you Luddites out there, the best way to leave money on the table […]

The Data

Nate Silver told me Donald Trump can’t win. You remember Brother Nate, who called the last election which Mitt Romney thought he was gonna win and Karl Rove couldn’t believe he lost. Silver got it exactly right in the “New York Times,” which unlike a winning sports team didn’t give him what he wanted, so […]

Pandora/Rdio

You’re just a pawn in their game. You think by protesting freemium you’re saving the world from broke musicians. But Wall Street talks and you walk, and it all comes down to money. And those with the deep pockets are playing for high stakes and they don’t care about what’s happening in your bedroom, the […]

Adele-To Stream Or Not To Stream?

It doesn’t matter. This is the kind of question that’s gummed up the works, and public perception, for the better part of two years. As if stars like Taylor Swift and Jay Z could affect human behavior, as if we don’t live in a world where the consumer is king and the rest of us […]