Tag Archive for Lucien Grainge

The Vindication of Andy Lack

The iPod: A license to print money

  (Or How Doug Morris Gave Away The Record Industry)   Walter Isaacson’s terrific biography of Steve Jobs is full of interesting little gems. Of interest to most of my readers is, of course, the section dealing with iTunes and…

Google Sticks It To Record Labels

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  Billboard Magazine reported last night that Google would be finally be launching its long anticipated music locker service today—without major label licenses. As you probably know, the news of Google’s intentions to follow Amazon’s lead and bypass the typical…

Apple Threatens Record Business. Again.

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You’ve probably heard by now that Apple plans to charge fees on any subscription services purchased through their platform. Publishers and service providers are apoplectic over it. Simply put, Apple is insisting that any subscription service, like Netflix for instance,…

Grudge Matches & Night Sweats

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The wheels started turning at Sony Music yesterday when CEO Rolf What’s-His -Name announced that on April 1 he will become a partner in TeVeo, a Hamburg-based pay platform. In making the announcement, Rolfie said “TeVeo has realized the signs…

UMG Reorg Plans Leaked?

New UMG boss Lucian Grainge has reportedly laid out his reconstruction plans for the East Coast label group. According to sources close to the major, Island Def Jam will be split and merged into two other labels. The IDJ R&B…