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drag2share: Users Dont Pay to Download They Just Stream

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Paying to download: End of an era?

The advent of the iPod, and with it iTunes, is generally credited with ushering in a new era of music consumption, as well as pulling the music industry out of its Napster-induced tailspin.

But our survey suggests that era may already be waning: the majority of BI’ers say they hardly ever, or never, pay to download music anymore.

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Friday, August 16th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: This Is Why People Still Pirate

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This Is Why People Still PiratePeople still pirate things. Of course they do. Because, despite 14 post-Napster years of piracy in the mainstream, studios still don’t get it. Consider the $100 Dark Knight Trilogy boxed set that came out just last week:

Now on September 24, Nolan’s three Batman films – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for $99.97 SRP.

Noticeably missing from that rundown of the $100 boxed set? Any reference to digital media at all. In 2013. Does anyone actually think this makes sense?


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 news No Comments

Sean Parker Invests In Music Startup StageIt

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/boonsri-dickinson-sean-parker-invests-in-a-hot-music-startup-stageit-2011-12


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We’ve learned that billionaire Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame has invested in StageIt, an online platform for live concerts.

The investment makes sense, as Parker has been focused on shaking up the music industry.

While Parker disrupted the music industry in the late 1990’s when he created Napster, he may soon do the same with his latest involvement in Spotify. We reported earlier that Parker said Spotify will finish what Napster started — deliver instant gratification to music fans.

The Los Angeles-based startup StageIt can deliver a different type of gratification. The platform lets artists set up digital concerts and gives them a way to make money without ever having to leave their house.

Two years ago, StageIt founder Evan Lowenstein founded the company based on the idea people that would pay for a unique experience.

Not long ago, Lowenstein came into play for me to demo the service: As a singer himself, he played “Crazy for This Girl” to show how fans purchase tickets to watch him live and use a chat feature to talk to him during the performance.

“You can’t pirate intimacy and you can’t pirate an experience,” Lowenstein said.

 

 

 

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