Peter Kafka

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Sequoia Leads $10 Million Round for Songkick

Songkick, the four-year-old concert notification start-up, has raised a $10 million round led by Sequoia Capital. Earlier investors such as Index Ventures also re-upped. Songkick makes money via lead generation, taking fees of up to 10 percent from concert promoters like Ticketmaster. The New York Times has a nice interview with CEO Ian Hogarth.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work