There was a good post by Rafat Ali at paidcontent.org today. The basic gist of the post is that music start ups such as iLike (just acquired by MySpace), Last.fm, Pandora, Slacker, Spotify and others are all challenged by two things (from the post): 1. “margins in music downloads are horrible for anyone without iTunes […]
Either there is an authentic, deterministic way to successfully promote such music today or that MUSIC IS DISPOSABLE. To re-state: Either there is a way to find and convert potential fans into real fans or music’s value and fan-base slides hopelessly towards zero over time.