A conversation about the state of the music business and how digital content consumption is changing. Interview with David Pakman, a partner at venture capital firm Venrock. David was the co-creator of the Apple Music Group, built one of the digital music field’s early and most influential successes emusic and is a leading expert on the changing digital music world. Today, music consumption is shifting to streaming service competitors, the business model for the entire industry is changing and Apple is flexing its muscle with its 4 month old Apple Music service. Both the music industry and the digital content businesses have major challenges ahead even as they grow huge audiences. Also, hear his fascinating work at venture capital firm Venrock and how they research trends 10 to 20 years down the line. If you want to learn more about David Pakman and his work, please visit his blog www.pakman.com.
Media Download is a podcast produced by students of Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media and WMSC-FM, the school’s radio station and hosted by the Director of the School of Communication and Media, Merrill Brown.