Just What Time it Is

We inch closer. Something’s going on, and it’s starting to emerge. I’ve been prattling on about it for eons, but we’re starting – just starting – to see a big important shift in the music business that will move us closer to a workable system.

What?

Yeah: labels, content holders, etc. are starting to realize that it makes sense to sell their content from everywhere, rather than limit it to a few online retailers (iTunes, Amazonmp3, etc.).

This is spurred on somewhat by the ability to reduce transaction costs.

More, however, by a growing psychological understanding (finally) of how the Internet works.

Smart ones are (finally) realizing, you can’t create a community; they already exist. All you can do is identify them, and put your crap in front of them, and then – in the words of this dude – provide elegant organization.

All of a sudden, those who have given people a reason to show up — because they’re a trusted source/a filter — become real powerful.

Not there (quite) yet, but soon come.

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  1. massagers’s avatar

    Hey, thanks for the post.

    Robert

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  2. pets’s avatar

    I agree to the extent that online communities, especially one's that are about popular things, are plentiful and developing new one without unlimited resources to very difficult, if not impossible. I also agree with adding your own content to existing communities, but I would just add that identifying sub-markets within markets is a way you can create new online communities by spinning off related, smaller markets.

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  3. jazz’s avatar

    Music industry getting better and better we all see that people really like to different beat of music. Music has been part of people in their daily activities. They really enjoy the entertainment of music.

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  4. Lhasa Tours’s avatar

    That Sounds interesting, I agree with you.Please keep at your good work, I would come back often.*

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