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The U.K.'s BBC 6 Music invited musician Pete Townshend to give the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Oct. 2011 at The Quays Theatre in Salford. The following is a transcript of his speech on how the business of music in the digital age should change in order for there to be future musicians.
Guest author Wayne Rosso explains why he thinks NARAS giving a special Grammy to Steve Jobs is just “a cynical public relations stunt by an industry seeped in hypocrisy.”
Microsoft chief operating officer Steve Ballmer laid out the company’s vision for Xbox 360, Kinect and Xbox Live as the core of every household’s entertainment system, the promise of Windows Phones, and the next version of Windows as a unified platform that brings it all together regardless of device or screen. He said Microsoft's philosophy for everything is to put people first.
In this guest column, Alan McGlade reflects on subscription versus paid download and a la carte business models from his perspective as Digital Entertainment Ventures managing director and former MediaNet CEO.
Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media and Enterprise Development, took five with Digital Media Wire to discuss how Hispanic audiences consume and interact with digital media, and what his strategy is for maximizing the opportunities.
The Bloom Effect's Fiona Bloom here shares her CMW Severe Seven, the seven Canadian Music Week live music highlights that made the most impression on her.
SGN’s Chris DeWolfe said the venture has been profitable since day one. He now wants its games to be wherever consumers happen to be and on whatever device they choose to use.