Posts By: Pete McCarthy

Why Spotify Needs to be Worth $3.5B


Recent rumors abound that Spotify is seeking a massive round of venture capital funding – a round that would value the company at a reported $3.5B. Initial reactions seem to be, essentially, “Wow, that’s high.” Indeed, $3.5B is a lot of money. But there are many persuasive arguments to the effect that Spotify is worth… Read more »

Newsflash: People to Pay for Digital Music; But What Does “Pay” Mean?


“Give people a choice, and they might pay for digital music, after all.” — Peter Kafka, All Things D, January 23, 2012. Damn, that Peter Kafka at the Wall Street Journal is fast. He beat me to the much-anticipated IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) 2012 report on the state of digital, er, phonographic music…. Read more »