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Weekly Dispatch | June 1, 2015

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This is a weekly digest of the top news at the intersection of the music industry, brand marketing, and commerce compiled by Carlos Diaz & Music Audience Exchange.

FEATURE STORY

Information Symmetry: Uber, Airbnb, and the Music Industry

There’s a passage from a March 15 TechCrunch post that recently went viral. You may have seen it –it reads:

“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

The guiding thesis here is nothing new; markets once governed by information asymmetry (where suppliers have much more information than consumers) have been forever altered by the digital age…CONTINUE READING


TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

Brands Pay This Instagrammer $15,000 to Include Their Products in a Picture
Advertising Age

Nike tops apparel list in BrandZ top 100 global ranking
Fibre2Fashion

BMA15 Takeaways: Millennial Buyers, Data and Transformation
Advertising Age

Shazam’s expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing
MacWorld

Fiat Chrysler’s Renaissance Man Makes Brands Sing
The Detroit News

Converse Rubber Tracks Goes Global, Giving Aspiring Artists Free Access To 12 Iconic Studios
Forbes

What Does a Major Label Spend on A&R These Days?
Music Business Worldwide

Kanye to Bounce from Jay Z’s Tidal for Apple Music?
Black America Web

Beyoncé, Co-owner of Tidal, Might Have to Take Her Music Off Tidal
Vulture

The Music Singularity
Forbes

Music labels looking for a piece of Apple Music subscription fees
New York Post

Will Starbucks and Spotify Ruin Apple’s Music Ambitions?
The Motley Fool

Why Spotify is preparing to compete beyond music: CEO
CNBC

 

Carlos Diaz

Carlos Diaz

Carlos is Chief Revenue Officer at Music Audience Exchange. Previously, Carlos built and operated large sales organizations for marketing and technology companies including ReachLocal, Neustar and Hibu.
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