Can the Groupon Business Model Survive Over Time?

Group buying site Groupon has its share of believers and nonbelievers. Live Nation believes in the company enough to start a partnership called GrouponLive, a service that offers bargains on tickets to concerts and other events. But there are plenty of people who look at Groupon as the embodiment of a second tech bubble. And […]


How Much Money Did Amazon Lose on Two Days 99c Lady Gaga Sales?

Industry sources report that Amazon sold some 440,000 downloads of the album – nearly all of which were the 99-cent version (a more expensive deluxe version is also available). So how much is Amazon losing? About $3.2 million over the two days the promotion ran, according to Billboard’s estimate. Here’s the math: For every unit […]


Non-traditional marketing partnerships help rejuvenate a deflated music industry.

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer – Wed May 25, 10:30 am ET NEW YORK – The release of a pop star’s album usually comes with the typical cross-marketing splash — strategic magazine covers, a few major TV appearances, and perhaps a cosmetics or fashion deal to remind the public a new project awaits. […]


Apple Signs Another Major Label In Push For June 6 Cloud Music Launch

Apple Beats Labels Again Apple is closer to announcing a licensed cloud music service during its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 6th, now that EMI has joined Warmer Music Group in licensing a proposed cloud music service, according to CNet. Several sources also report that deals with UMG and Sony are very closed to being […]


Warner Music $3 Billion Buyout Could be Done this Week: Source

Final buyout bids for Warner Music Group are due on Monday and the company could be sold by the end of the week in a deal valued at over $3 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The third round of bids is led by two competing financial groups Len Blavatnik’s Access Industry […]

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