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MusicFIRST, but MusiciansLAST?

MusicFIRST really needs to have their heads examined. They’re in a tizzy because, allegedly, Pandora executives have done what executives at companies post-IPO do – cash out some shares.  And since these folks own a lot of shares, that can add up to a lot of money. But what does this have to do with […]

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Pandora, Lefsetz, and Common Sense

Every now and then I read something which is so totally off the wall it demands a thoughtful response. So it is with Bob Lefsetz’s recent screed on Pandora. Lefsetz, who is more a lightning rod than a beacon for insight, is a former music industry exec who has so many chips on his shoulder, […]

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