commented on Gyld, the Seattle-Based Music Streaming Service, Was a Great Idea, Then the Checks Started Bouncing
I'm sorry people got pulled into & lost time and money on this venture. The Web 2.0 days have come and gone - when big players like iTunes, Spotify, Google Music, and Tidal are already out there, why would you try to create a ground-up streaming business?
People should be reaching out to existing providers with ideas and plans for curating local music in existing outlets. If I could hit a "Local" tab and see music from the metro area, the state, the PNW, whatever, that would get artists more exposure with no stakes depending on the underlying platform.
Not to mention the lack of a robust app option. Making Gyld a site-only venture guaranteed it would be DOA. Streaming off of your desktop is for older 9 to 5ers, everyone is using their phone or tablet for everything now.
My consultancy rates are exceedingly reasonable if any of this is blowing your mind (which it shouldn't if you've been using the internet for music for even the past 2-3 years)
commented on I, Anonymous
Is donating $20 to some shit and marching in some protest nobody important gives a shit about more or less effective than whinging on Facebook?
Most of this shit is completely out of our control.