Music

Thanks for F*****g Us (Part 1)

This will be a running series detailing some of the reasons that the music industry, as it’s currently set up, cannot sustain the consumer interests that technology will continue to throw at its walls. This isn’t an attempt to disprove the need for record labels and blame them for ruining creativity yadda yadda yadda. Instead, I want to create a discussion about what happened to put us here and what needs to change. Part 1 is simply a quick look into the intricacies that created the music industry as we know it.

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How SoundCloud Lost Its Way

Soundcloud was officially announced to the world in August 2007. What began as a platform built for artists and music enthusiasts has transformed into one of the largest music streaming platforms in the world despite having not signed a major label until last year. Soundcloud seemed like the genesis of the internet’s transformative effects on the music industry. Why then in 2017 does Soundcloud already feel so misguided?

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Thanks For F******* Us (Part 2)

In part 1, I detailed the history of the music industry that led us the to four companies owning an entire industry. In this part, I’m going to look into why the music industry in its current form stifles innovation and leaves most artists and listeners out to dry.

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Thanks For F******g Us (Part 3)

In this section, I’ll talk about why the music industry has actually benefited users and artists and how it led me to build the upcoming competitive discovery platform, Laylo.

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If You Know Great Music, You're Already Rich

"Just as people use money to buy products or services, they use social currency to achieve desired positive impressions among their families, friends and colleagues."

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