Archive for the ‘Digital Music’ Category

iTunes Match: An Apple approach to cloud music

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Steve Jobs introduced iTunes Match as “one last thing” at Apple’s WWDC. I think iTunes Match means a lots to the music industry, It would lead the industry to a new era.

Lala.com was using a very creative model that lets users match their songs with Lala’s catalog and Lala allows users to stream those “Web Songs” for free, Apple acquired Lala.com in 2009, now Apple finally integrated Lala’s model with iTunes.

The industry has to be clear that music is becoming more and more like raw materials in digital era, users are willing to pay the services they like, not music itself. so the industry has to find a way to make money out of those services by using the raw materials. Unlikely Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player, Apple’s iCloud would like to share the revenue with the industry, the industry should be happy about it, so forget about the debates like “legalizing illegal music”, the industry would never remove the word “piracy” in digital era so why refuse it? I bet it’s the trend of the music in future, money is there, take it or leave it?

A Turning Point?

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

文化部关于加强和改进网络音乐内容审查工作的通知
文化部副司长庹祖海:音乐搜索不得提供非法产品
百度回应文化部规范网络音乐市场

豆瓣的下一步

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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据可靠渠道爆料:豆瓣已与国内某著名独立音乐杂志达成合作事宜,具体合作方式请见上图。

豆瓣这步走的真是一步妙棋,这充分说明音乐相关业务将是今后豆瓣发展的侧重点!

不信我说的?各位走着瞧!