How to piss off the Music Industry for Fun and Profit
I'm giving a presentation today entitled "How to piss off the Music Industry for Fun and Profit" at Queen Mary, University of London, Department of Electrical Engineering, aka The Centre for Digital Music.
Well, actually they are using the more conservative title of
"Magnatune, an online record label that isn't evil"
but the presentation is the same either way.
Here is an abstract of my presentation.
John Buckman, who is the CEO/Founder of Magnatune.com, will speak about the music industry in the new Internet reality: piracy, P2P, RIAA lawsuits and the increasing irrelevance of the old music industry system. Buckman will explain how music licensing is actually where the money is made in the music business, how it works, and what it might look like in five years. Buckman will also explain the design decisions behind Magnatune's business model and web site, giving you an inside look at how a next-generation music business works.
I'll be giving the same presentation again in a month (June 11), at the Academy for Contemporary Music, which I think of as "Rock U" (as in University). To their credit, the ACM went with the more edgy presentation title.
Posted by John Buckman on May 9, 2007 at 01:51 AM | Permalink
Oh, gotta love that that title! :-)
I have to agree with you, there is nothing more satisfying then upsetting the balance a little to see where we can end up. I do see a lot of trends, Magnatune itself not least of these, indicating that the balance is shifting away from the large entrenched music labels. I doubt they will disappear any time soon, and I doubt they will go without a fight though!
Posted by: Nikolaj Hald Nielsen at May 25, 2007 2:48:30 AM
I hope that there will be a video or audio of the presentation, I would really love to listen or watch it.
Posted by: Pedro at May 25, 2007 4:12:22 AM
The recording industry is continuing to guarantee the alienation of the global and especially the American populace with its newest wave of lawsuits, this time against whole campuses of college students. This is one of the biggest factors promoting John's success.
Posted by: Garry at May 26, 2007 7:39:41 AM