Tag: Tom Silverman
Back in 2007 when the writing was on the wall about the demise of the CD and vinyl sales were almost nonexistent, I wrote this commentary for Billboard. Today, as CDs are down 19.6% year-to-date and album downloads are down 14%, Vinyl is up 32.7%, it is clear that consumers want something physical that they […]
Tom Silverman conducted a Keynote Q&A with former Island Def Jam and Warner Music Group Executive Lyor Cohen this sunday at Midem 2014. The session focused on 300, Cohen’s latest venture in the music industry which counts Google among its investors and already has a distribution deal with Atlantic Records. What is 300? “A music […]
Midem kicked off their 2014 program today in Cannes, France with over 6,000 music and tech industry professionals, artists and brands in attendance. Held annually, Midem’s 2014 Program will run Saturday February 1 through Tuesday February 4, featuring a complete set of conferences during the day and live music from global emerging artists at Midem’s […]
Your weekly guide to music business news …and everything else you may have missed this weekend that matters in music. Streaming and Subscription Legal and Royalties Labels and Publishing Deals Beats Music Launches tomorrow! The highly anticipated subscription service features an all-star team including: Ian Rogers (former TopSpin CEO, Yahoo! GM), NIN’s […]
Catch NMS Executive Director and TommyBoy CEO, Tom Silverman discuss his thoughts on Adapting music distribution to digital, and what’s next for the music business…all building up to the New Music Seminar this June!
Founder of Def Jam Records and former head of Warner Music Group, Cohen will present his new venture, 300, a music content company devoted to the discovery and development of the artists of the future. The new company is in fact, named after the famous Spartan battle against the Persians, mythologized in the movie 300 […]
A recent piece by Stephen Marcone in the Berklee Music Business Journal makes it clearer than ever as record sales diminish, the increasing importance in creating a new music business model – both for artists and record companies. From Marcone’s article: One of the most popular models was explained by Tom Silverman, CEO of Tommy Boy […]