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Two decades ago the music industry officially surrendered to the MP3. In this guest post, musician William J. Stokes examines what’s happened since, and where we might be going.
The latest sale of the former tech boom star values the business at $70m
There is no such thing as a lone genius in business
Industry crosses milestone as consumers worldwide embrace services like Spotify
Napster betting its music trove plus Japanese group’s local ties can crack the market
Labels got by with a little help from Spotify and streaming
Spotify and Apple are making money for the big labels but technology is likely to change the equation again
Can innovations for sharing your records and playing them longer and louder help save the LP?
A disruptive new idea is dividing Hollywood’s biggest film-makers — and threatening the future of cinema
The instruction chain School of Rock has more than 100 locations even as the genre itself dwindles in popularity
Even if rent-extracting businesses surrounding them didn’t
Artists should take on record labels, not streaming services
They have made piracy unfashionable and are adding customers fast — but for music-streaming giants the real battle starts now
The dotcom dreams are back. All the talk once again is of ‘digital disruption’
Nick D’Aloisio, the 17-year-old who sold his news app to Yahoo, calls to mind a few other early starters
The Mooc innovation misses an important social point and is in many ways too good to be true