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What Will Be The Legacy of Legacy Formats?

Recent reports of the demise of the compact disc feature elegies tinged with funereal nostalgia for what was once a bold, new and literally shiny technology.  Those might as well have been elegies for all physical media including the CD’s video packaged-media analogues: DVD and Blu-ray. Neither of which is quite ready for a final […]

Music Mystery: Can Spotify Ever Make Money?

The streaming music service Spotify is preparing for an initial public offering this year, which has renewed the focus on the streaming service’s economic health and the viability of the streaming market more broadly. While Spotify hasn’t fully cracked open its books, the company reportedly lost nearly $1 billion in just two years. Despite the […]