Lessons From My Digital Vacation

Every year I return to the New Jersey beaches where I vacationed since childhood to contemplate the year ahead, set priorities and observe how consumers use media in a changing world.

After my years of being a professor at the University of Southern California I have changed a lot of my views and beliefs about the music and media business. As you know I write about it in this space, but thought that you might like to see my thoughts on challenges and opportunities ahead.

Here are a few observations:

1. Only ten years ago you couldn

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Fa-GREED!

Late last week my old buddy Jim Carnegie broke the story that Citadel CEO For Life Farid

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Music Second, Pay First

Sooner rather than later, terrestrial radio stations will be paying what I call the NAB Tax

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Gaming the People Meter

It strikes me as somewhat ironic that the radio industry fought Arbitron

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