Music Memory Cards

The big four record labels have come up with a new way to replace the CD.

You might want to sit down for this one.

Fingernail-sized memory cards that will hold an entire album, notes, cover art and allow for some personal storage by the consumer.

Some 449 million CDs were sold in 2007 -- a 19% percent drop from the previous year and a continuation of an almost constant eight year decline in sales. Fifty million were sold digitally (Nielsen) -- not enough to give the labels any comfort that they have found the modern day replacement for the decreasingly unpopular CD.

Of course the largest number of song&hellip

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My Mobile Radio

I've waited a long time to share my thoughts on mobile "radio" -- that would include terrestrial signals and Internet brands.

Now, I'm ready.

Keep in mind this is my personal opinion and yours may differ. But it will be fun to trade views.

My mobile listening is done on an iPhone. I have enjoyed the iPhone -- although I had a lot of trouble initially trying to get the email to "push". Now, the mail works reasonably well. My calendar (on Entourage) is still a pain -- duplicating events such as birthdays many times every time there is a software update. One birthday a year is enough for me -- I don't know about&hellip

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My Mobile Radio

I've waited a long time to share my thoughts on mobile "radio" -- that would include terrestrial signals and Internet brands.

Now, I'm ready.

Keep in mind this is my personal opinion and yours may differ. But it will be fun to trade views.

My mobile listening is done on an iPhone. I have enjoyed the iPhone -- although I had a lot of trouble initially trying to get the email to "push". Now, the mail works reasonably well. My calendar (on Entourage) is still a pain -- duplicating events such as birthdays many times every time there is a software update. One birthday a year is enough for me -- I don't know about&hellip

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The Best Radio Investment

With bids due any moment on the CBS sell-off of smaller radio markets you've got to wonder why anyone would buy more stations now.

Tom Taylor is reporting Bonneville, Entercom, Cumulus and even the former CBS Radio President Joel Hollander are thought to be among those interested in CBS' leftovers.

There are all the usual hurdles.

Financing can be challenging at this point in time. Servicing more debt is always a problem. Sellers want multiples higher than nine times cash flows and buyers need lower multiples -- if they are going to be responsible to themselves and/or their shareholders.

CBS Radio President&hellip

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The Best Radio Investment

With bids due any moment on the CBS sell-off of smaller radio markets you've got to wonder why anyone would buy more stations now.

Tom Taylor is reporting Bonneville, Entercom, Cumulus and even the former CBS Radio President Joel Hollander are thought to be among those interested in CBS' leftovers.

There are all the usual hurdles.

Financing can be challenging at this point in time. Servicing more debt is always a problem. Sellers want multiples higher than nine times cash flows and buyers need lower multiples -- if they are going to be responsible to themselves and/or their shareholders.

CBS Radio President&hellip

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Hey Feds, Bail Out Radio and Records Next

The government, in what may end up as a one trillion dollar bailout of the banking and mortgage industries, is fast discovering what we in the radio and record label business could have told them a long time.

If only we had listened to ourselves.

Sometimes you need regulation.

Isn't it so -- well, swell that both the Democrats and Republicans are working their buns off this week to cooperate with the president to save the American economy. Or, is it to save their own butts politically? Whatever. They're working together -- there's a headline.

So taxpayers will eventually ante up the rescue funds and the&hellip

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Hey Feds, Bail Out Radio and Records Next

The government, in what may end up as a one trillion dollar bailout of the banking and mortgage industries, is fast discovering what we in the radio and record label business could have told them a long time.

If only we had listened to ourselves.

Sometimes you need regulation.

Isn't it so -- well, swell that both the Democrats and Republicans are working their buns off this week to cooperate with the president to save the American economy. Or, is it to save their own butts politically? Whatever. They're working together -- there's a headline.

So taxpayers will eventually ante up the rescue funds and the&hellip

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