Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Spotify Gets a Pat on the Head, But Not a Deal

We do see Spotify, and services like Spotify, as ever-more meaningful for our results.

Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. during this morning’s earnings call, making his most encouraging noises yet about the streaming music service. But while Warner works with Spotify in Europe, it has yet to ink a deal with the company for the U.S. As of this week, Sony is the only major label to do so.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald