Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

January 14, 2013 7:19 pm

Could it really be that simple..?

rbgarz:

Buy a ticket to a movie at a theater, you get your choice of a hard or digital copy in future distribution at no charge. Buy a complete album & be able to attend one concert venue of the artist’s upcoming tour at no charge.

Oversimplify’s the cost of things a bit, but this could be a good promotional idea.

July 15, 2012 8:08 pm
futuramb:


Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff BY JOSH ALLAN DYKSTRA, fastcompany.com
This article is written by a member of our expert contributor community.
The concept of shopping has shifted from owning stuff to buying into new ideas.
Com­pared to pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, Mil­len­ni­als seem to have some very dif­fer­ent…

Really interesting thoughts about the possible and fundamental change of the concept of “owning” and consequently also of shopping and purchasing.

I definitely see a lot of these habits in myself and my friends.  However, if technology is not a “cause” then how do you really explain them?  I really don’t think our attitudes are as different from the past, did our parents not buy cars for self-expression as well?

futuramb:

Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff
BY JOSH ALLAN DYKSTRA, fastcompany.com

This article is written by a member of our expert contributor community.

The concept of shopping has shifted from owning stuff to buying into new ideas.

Com­pared to pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, Mil­len­ni­als seem to have some very dif­fer­ent…

Really interesting thoughts about the possible and fundamental change of the concept of “owning” and consequently also of shopping and purchasing.


I definitely see a lot of these habits in myself and my friends.  However, if technology is not a “cause” then how do you really explain them?  I really don’t think our attitudes are as different from the past, did our parents not buy cars for self-expression as well?

July 9, 2012 1:25 am
"While the “big four” record labels have seen their revenues plummet during the last decade, the music industry more broadly—encompassing independent labels, live performances, merchandise, music lessons, and the like—did extremely well. Statistics from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry indicates that the “broader music industry,” which included “revenues from music in radio advertising, recorded music sales, musical instrument sales, live performance revenues and portable digital music player sales (among a few other income categories)” grew from $132 billion to $168 billion"

Why We Shouldn’t Worry About The (Alleged) Decline Of The Music Industry - Forbes (via futuristgerd)

I’ve seen, and in some cases used, these arguments before and I feel like they only solve part of the equation.  Especially these days when so many artists are signed to 360 deals.  While it would be nice to believe these factors could allow a self-sustaining environment, it still shows these days that for bands to be really successful they still need major labels.

(via emergentfutures)

July 2, 2012 11:48 pm
"Music and movie companies have a long history of challenging how new technologies transmit or duplicate their copyrighted material. In the 1980s, for instance, Universal Studios sued Sony Corp. about development of VHS tapes. The Supreme Court eventually decided in favor of Sony and ruled that making individual copies of TV shows for personal use did not amount to a copyright violation. ReDigi’s case will determine how some of those same legal principles apply in the Internet era, said Rick Sanders, a Nashville copyright and intellectual property attorney who works with both technology and entertainment companies. “This court is going to have to make a decision that no other court has had to make,” he said."
June 15, 2012 9:14 pm
Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com

"You can find [music] on the radio and TV, but those songs are chosen for you. The Internet allows you to find your own music. It’s more personal."

"I think ownership is access, you don’t have to have music on your local hard drive to own it."

Changing perception of music as a medium.  What’s yours?