Category Archives: In the City 2005

Interview with Opal Sky manager

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Bob Lefsetz rant at ITC

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Share this post Bob Lefsetz spoke to In The City about his view of where the music business is going. His quotes included: “It’s all about the Internet.” “There is no real Rock n’Roll vibe in the music business now. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Percy ex-Sham 69 speaks to In The City

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Share this post “Punk was just about a person being who they are.” I’ve been called a skin-head, an anarchist etc. But I’m happy being a punk rocker.” “England is a school of thought.” “Music is not about talent.” “The … Continue reading

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U-Myx.com gets good reception at ITC

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Share this post Olly Barnes of U-Myx.com, said the had an “amazing response” at In the City. “Every person we wanted to see, we#039ve seen. Everyone from Ted Cohen to iTunes,” he added. “For us, producers are bread and butter … Continue reading

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Indie labels “will win”

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Share this post Steve Gottlieb, President and founder of TVT Records, the most successful indie label says. “The indie labels will ultimately win, because they are most concerned with music that matters and who give commitment to their artists.” “Major … Continue reading

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Major US indie attacks iTunes, backs subscription

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Share this post Steve Gottlieb, (pictured) President and founder of TVT Records, the most successful indie label says. “I started TBT 20 years ago and the rules were fair to allow me to compete.” “I had to build from the … Continue reading

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Online social media new music powerhouse

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Share this post In the future, trusted guides to new and good music will continue to be media outlets, but bloggers and online social networks can be added to that list. At a panel on the future of the music … Continue reading

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In conversation with Ted Cohen

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Share this post A technologist, who started working for record forms in early 1970s. In 1972 he got into video, which was the size of a modern mixing desk. In 1978 he met with Atari (owned by Warner at the … Continue reading

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Digital music now across every demographic

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Share this post Ian Bell of 7digital, which runs digital media commerce on behalf on record labels, broadcast, retail and brand partners, said the danger is thinking that digital is only 1-2% of digital revenues. “Digital is not 1-2% of … Continue reading

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Cohen: you can’t fight iTunes

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Share this post Ted Cohen, Senior Vice President, Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music, says “There are labels who get it, but digital has more of a voice at the table than it ever has. I showed Warner the Net … Continue reading

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