The Evolution of Streaming
- Last.fm’s failed potential and streaming.
- The gold rush hasn’t happened yet.
- Pandora’s slow decline.
- Rdio: Recent Activity, Top Charts, New Releases Recommendations.
- Spotify: Top Lists, Discover, Browse.
- Spotify has 10 million paid US subscribers.
- Beats and Apple might be the mainstream push needed.
The Decline of Facebook Page Engagement
- Pay the piper or kiss your fans goodbye.
- It’s $100 for PropertyOfZack to reach 18,000 people on a Facebook post.
- It’s $1,000 for Real Friends to reach 490,000 people.
- Facebook Likes grew by 50% last year.
- Kevin Lyman doesn’t care about Facebook anymore.
- Facebook punishes you for sharing too much with your fans.
- Don’t build your band’s future on Facebook.
Anniversary Shows and Tours
- Thoughts on ten year tours versus “year seven” anniversaries.
- Emotion versus money grabs.
- Young bands playing their albums in full.
- An older band’s set list responsibility.
- Brand New does it right.