Michael Robertson’s Music Locker Smackdown

June 9, 2007

Lala.com, an online CD trading platform, began offering a limited music locker with free music streaming this week and it pissed off uber-CEO and music locker competitor Michael Robertson. The general reaction to Lala.com’s announcement ranged from the mildly bemused to the historically reflective with most blog post and articles mentioning Mp3.com or Napster as parallels. That wasnt enough for the Michael “lightening will strike as many time as I say” Robertson, who promptly posted a pretty damning “expose” of the details not mentioned in any of the post about Lala.com’s new service. Read the rest of this entry »

Things that make you go hmmm…

May 11, 2007

“The notion that somehow the new kids on the block are taking over I think is a false notion. Ten years from now, our companies will be here; I’m not so sure about the new kids on the block.”

This statement was uttered earlier this week by future friend to the site and TimeWarner CEO, Dick Parson (strangely he has no Wikipedia entry). Of course he is right. 10 years from now TimeWarner, Viacom, News Corp, Sony and the rest will still be around. Just like radio didnt put newspapers out of business, it just made them smaller and less relevant, the “new kids on the block” wont put old media out of business. Smaller and less relevant…