Spotify, File-Sharing and Incomplete Statistics

Since Spotify finally launched in the US, the discussion has reignited about what the benefits of it are for musicians. One recent conversation has involved people quoting diametrically opposite statistics about the influence of Spotify on file-sharing in Sweden. Some...

Fair trade music

At New Music Strategies, we’ve been thinking about an idea that we believe would be really helpful for music marketing, would contribute toward ethical and sustainable practices for musicians and music businesses, and which we believe consumers would get behind....

You’re looking at it wrong

This great data visualisation from the NY Times comes to us via a really fascinating website called Information is Beautiful. It represents the sales in billions of today’s dollars of the various music formats over time. They claim it represents the dwindling...

Failure to comprehend

I’m sorry – I really try and understand the internet properly so that I can explain it to you – but in this case, it’s going to have to be the other way around. This is going to sound really stupid. Especially coming from somebody who is...