Email that my husband got from LinkedIn. Yes, *my husband.* Man, something is WRONG with that algorithm…
“What Aereo is doing to bring broadcast signals to its customers is interesting. If it is found legal, we could conceivably use similar technology.”
“I am announcing today that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a comprehensive series of hearings on US copyright law in the months ahead. The goal of these hearings will be to determine whether the laws are still working in the digital age… There is much work to be done.”
“…research shows that despite hundreds of digital discovery options and hundreds of millions invested in ‘disruptive’ startups, music discovery is mostly happening on traditional radio, traditional TV, and through word-of-mouth.”
Per EMI research cited today on DMN, 55% of 16,000 respondents discover new music through traditional radio, and 38% through TV. That’s because more people are “passive” about music discovery than willing to take the time to actively seek out new music. If they want to impact a mainstream audience, Spotify and other startups need to find ways they can reach that passive music listener. Spotify is taking a shot with a new TV ad campaign, but to date only Apple has been successful in this regard when it introduced the iPod. Unfortunately, I don’t think the Spotify campaign can touch the “Silhouettes” campaign from the iPod launch.