How The Pirate Bay could save AllofMP3 and go Legit

January 16, 2007

The image “https://i2.wp.com/static.thepiratebay.org/doodles/sealand.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.The swash-buckling lads at the The Pirate Bay have started taking donations to buy a bankrupt, burnt-out, rusting hull in the North Sea off the coast of Britain called Sealand. The sheer audaciousness of the move is matched only by the opportunities it presents for the development and proliferation of new models in the sale and distribution of digital media, unfettered by the protectionist inclinations of dying industries. If the good folks at the Pirate Bay expand their plan and get the cash rich but time poor AllofMP3 involved it could usher in a new era of big media hand-wringing and headline worthy law suits.

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Porn Industry Bigger Then Music Industry (Supprised?)

January 8, 2007

What would you rather do, pay a few bucks to watch a hot independent sex worker play with her naughty parts? Or would you rather pay $15 but to hear a manufactured sex worker sing about playing with hers? Well, according to a two reports that came out last week, many Americans frequently indulge in the former and are increasingly foregoing the later.

Yes that’s right folks the porn industry, at just under $13 billion, is officially bigger then the music industry which according to the RIAA’s most optimistic estimates is probably closer to a mere $11 billion dollars. Variety delivered the bad news to the music industry and AVN gave the good tidings to the folks in adult entertainment last week.

Adult entertainment is an industry faced with rampant copyright infringement, innovative competition in every area of its business, tremendous public pressure and fierce governmental oversight. Despite all this, porn continues to embraced the Internet, experiement with new products, focus on serving paying customers (while outpacing the rippers), and so they have thrived… Perhaps there is an obvious lesson in this that the music industry can hire a bunch of really smart consultants to analyze into obscurity.


Album Sales Down, Digital Saves The Day

January 4, 2007

Variety has an interesting story about album sales dropping for the 7th year in a row. Interesting highlights from the story include the fact that “High School Musical” was last years top selling album and even worse it only sold 3.7 million units (both CD and digital). The full SoundScan report will be out later today with everyone from Billboard to USA Today weighing in.


Albumn Sales Down Digital Save The Day

January 4, 2007

Variety has an interesting story about album sales dropping for the 7th year in a row. Interesting highlights from the story include the fact that “High School Musical” was last years top selling album and even worse it only sold 3.7 million units (both CD and digital). The full SoundScan report will be out later today with everyone from Billboard to USA Today weighing in.


Happy New Year

January 4, 2007

Its been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you
Without a strong rhyme to step to
Think of how many weak shows you slept through
Times up, I’m sorry I kept you

This is of course the most over used rhyme of lazy bloggers everywhere. My apologies go out to Rakim for its misappropriation here. Change is good, newness is even better and this year promises to bring both change and newness.