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Dave Dederer at Gnomedex 30 June 2006

Dave Dederer of The Presidents of the United States of America spoke about business models in music and the online music business. Here are a few bullet points.

  • Artists themselves are able to capitalize on the long tail, if they retain ownership
  • Eventful is innovating
  • Small independent record shops (such as Easy Street and Sonic Boom here in Seattle) can survive when they provide an editorial function (ie are a good source of music recommendation and facilitate music discovery)
  • Online music is at 1% of its potential, and makes up half of the President’s revenue.
  • Everyone is a store

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