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Is the music industry stuck in an upgrade cycle?

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I don’t think I have seen this little thought process surface as a possible reason (read: one of many possible reasons) for recent fluctuations in music sales. Could the music industry now be facing the instinct of consumers to wait to purchase music until the whole system is upgraded? Technology companies faces these cycles all the time. In expectation of a new model, consumers choose to not purchase the existing product unless the price falls dramatically. Instead, we wait for the next version. And as these cycles become shorter, we…read more

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The meaning of Interoperable

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Interoperability seems to be a theme for the day. Playing downloaded tracks on myriad portable players. Converting files to Wav, or CD. In the words of Mr Cohen: “Interoperability is critical,” said EMI Music Senior Vice President Ted Cohen. “We need to get to that point, and people need to work together to do it.” Cnet Regardless of Ted’s intentions (which are likely more open ended), in general, the entertainment industry truly means ‘limited’ interoperability: Interoperability according to certain limitations that match IP boundaries, business objectives, or corporate biases. Case…read more

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The meaning of Interoperable

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Interoperability seems to be a theme for the day.  Playing downloaded tracks on myriad portable players.  Converting files to Wav, or CD.  In the words of Mr Cohen: “Interoperability is critical,” said EMI Music Senior Vice President Ted Cohen. “We need to get to that point, and people need to work together to do it.” Cnet Regardless of Ted’s intentions (which are likely more open ended), in general, the entertainment industry truly means ‘limited’ interoperability:  Interoperability according to certain limitations that match IP boundaries, business objectives, or corporate biases. Case…read more

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