Lee & Bain Channel

Clear Channel went private yesterday at long last.

Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners are in charge now. They are investment buyout companies and their business is buying companies to sell them for greater profit.

Clear Channel -- the Mays version -- ended as a colossal failure when shareholders lost confidence and eventually the founders saw privatization as the better option. Running 1,100 stations turned out not to be as easy or as accretive to investors as originally hoped.

Once $90 a share, the investors walked away with $36 yesterday.

We've all heard and read a lot about what went wrong, but&hellip

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Thank You

Google has released its new page view rankings and Inside Music Media has increased from a 4 to a 5. For those unfamiliar with this standard, a 7 would be a large aggregator of viewers such as CNET. I am blown away as it has all been done virally.

This is beyond our expectations and is possible only because so many of you forward my content to friends, message boards and post them on other web sites

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Lee & Bain Channel

Clear Channel went private yesterday at long last.

Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners are in charge now. They are investment buyout companies and their business is buying companies to sell them for greater profit.

Clear Channel -- the Mays version -- ended as a colossal failure when shareholders lost confidence and eventually the founders saw privatization as the better option. Running 1,100 stations turned out not to be as easy or as accretive to investors as originally hoped.

Once $90 a share, the investors walked away with $36 yesterday.

We've all heard and read a lot about what went wrong, but&hellip

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Thank You

Google has released its new page view rankings and Inside Music Media has increased from a 4 to a 5. For those unfamiliar with this standard, a 7 would be a large aggregator of viewers such as CNET. I am blown away as it has all been done virally.

This is beyond our expectations and is possible only because so many of you forward my content to friends, message boards and post them on other web sites

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The Music Industry: Nine Inch Snails

So Universal signed the Rolling Stones.

Just great.

It's the latest installment in a sleepy record industry that has no answers and thinks with a calculator. After all, the Stones are a great rock and roll band but they are not exactly the future. The deal was made for the catalogue.

When Trent Reznor has to experiment with ways to sell Nine Inch Nails music in a digital world, you know the record industry no longer cares or no longer has any answers.

Live Nation is not the future of the record business. They sign the likes of Madonna and Kanye to guarantee that their concert venues will be full for years to&hellip

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The Music Industry: Nine Inch Snails

So Universal signed the Rolling Stones.

Just great.

It's the latest installment in a sleepy record industry that has no answers and thinks with a calculator. After all, the Stones are a great rock and roll band but they are not exactly the future. The deal was made for the catalogue.

When Trent Reznor has to experiment with ways to sell Nine Inch Nails music in a digital world, you know the record industry no longer cares or no longer has any answers.

Live Nation is not the future of the record business. They sign the likes of Madonna and Kanye to guarantee that their concert venues will be full for years to&hellip

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The Satellite Radio Outrage

Eighteen months after the Sirius/XM merger was announed, the FCC finally approved it.

The entire process was a joke -- and a not very funny one at that.

In a world where the Justice Department allows almost any two companies to merge, for some reason this merger was held to another standard. It was pure hypocrisy at best.

It's as if federal regulators, lawyers, lobby groups and traditional media executives fail to understand that it's over for all of them if they don't change. The next generation is calling the shots now -- like it or not. They have control of the delivery system -- the Internet -- so displays of&hellip

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