Here is the video and audio version of my presentation at MidemNet. I put a ton of work into this presentation and, well, honestly… I think it’s one of the best I have ever done on this topic. Hope you enjoy it – and please comment, below, and / or spread the word! Thanks to the Midem conference team for providing the DVD with this video.
A reminder of the topics (in case you were there but need a jump-start): why the music industry needs to license the Internet just like it has licensed Radio (i.e. with a collective license), why criminalizing the users & fans will not work – and why those efforts should be re-directed to the creation of a new ‘Music 2.0’ ecosystem that actually produces growing revenues, where those new revenues will come from, and how the music flat rate – aka music like water – would work. See my MediaFuturist blog post for more details as well as the PDF of this presentation.
The Youtube version’s here. MP3 file download: Compensation not Control Futurist Gerd Leonhard MP3Audio via Soundcloud, below