What we lose when we relay on streaming

What we lose when we relay on streaming

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2017 | One Comment

Recently the complete music catalog of PRINCE was made available on streaming services for the first time. Also the last notorious refusers, the German band: Die Toten Hosen recently flodded streaming services with their music. Sounds great, right? Everything there. Always. And Forever. No?

Tschüß Facebook

Tschüß Facebook

Posted by: on Nov 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

Update 1 & 2
I’m on Facebook forever. At least it feels like this and I’m really happy about the time I spent there. I got back in touch with a lot of people I haven’t seen over the last years, even the last decades.

Digital Music Trends

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2013 | One Comment

Last week I was invited to participate a discussion on the great Digital Music Trends (weekly Podcast) about germany and its music/tech scene together with Ryan Rauscher(Smix.lab, Futuremusiccamp), Barbara Hallama (Hallama.org) and Steffen Holly (Fraunhofer IDMT). You can find all the links to the stories in the show-notes here: http://bit.ly/dmt121notes.

I mentioned also that Bandcamp has a good chance to take over some shares from Soundcloud, as they offer direct sales AND the new fan feature. Yesternight I checked in at Bandcamp again and was totally fascinated by the fact that they show realtime stats. So you see, what people are buying right now, from where they are and if they spent more or less money. Definitely a company to watch out

Conclusion at the end of the talk, Andrea Leonelli asked us about innovate new startups out of germany and we couldn’t mention a single one. Blame it to the since years ongoing debate about licensing and copyright.

Crowdfunding:

Crowdfunding:

Posted by: on Oct 19, 2012 | No Comments

How to reach the right people, in the right moment with the right tools:

Crowdfunding has not yet arrived in everybody’s mind yet. A lot of critics and pessimism is heard, specially when it comes to local or small things. Here are 2 examples which might change this:

Memolane, the better timeline

Memolane, the better timeline

Posted by: on Oct 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Do you remember? Back in the days, when you where writing thoughts, ideas and exciting things which happened in a little book, the diary? Maybe locked with a little, cute lock. For you eyes only?
Yes, I also had this. And one day, when I moved myself and a lot of stuff from Munich to Hamburg I just forgot one box with all this calendars and little diaries….. So a lot of things, which happened in my life in the 80ies are kind of forgotten. But here comes Memolane. The way better timeline than the one in Facebook: 

Drip.FM

Drip.FM

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

Already some months ago I heard of Drip.FM via Ghostly Records and  Stones Throw Records. Its a subscription service for labels which was the idea of  Sam Valenti (ghostly records) and Miguel Senquiz. (Read the story at “Your hidden potential UK“) And yesterday i got an invitation, so I had the chance to test it. Its great! –>

Streaming vs. Downloading reloaded….

Streaming vs. Downloading reloaded….

Posted by: on May 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

in 2010 I organized a panel for the A2N conference in Berlin which was called: ——>    “Stop digitizing your record collection? Access vs. Ownership” (here)

music –> sharing means caring

music –> sharing means caring

Posted by: on Mar 17, 2012 | No Comments

Spotify finally started its service official in Germany.

A twitter day in wordle

A twitter day in wordle

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

A very nice review of certain parts of the day

Instagram meets Statigram

Instagram meets Statigram

Posted by: on Feb 20, 2012 | No Comments

Instagram is one of the few services which I use already since: