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Re: Future of CDs, streaming, etc

From:

Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 19 May 2014 10:06:23 -0400

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That valuation is what the company is worth to Apple. What they are not buying for that number is a streaming service or a headphone company. They are buying Jimmy Iovine, who is the best marketer in the music business and his Rolodex. 

Apple does not have the insight or connections that are required to enter that world and Jimmy does. 
Whether that is a bad bet remains to be seen but Jimmy Iovine is one shrewd dude that is for sure.

AA

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 19, 2014, at 12:06 AM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> To be clear, that 3,200,000,000 refers only to Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine's
> Beats International, not Apple!
> 
> 
> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 
>> I'm mystified as to why this company that sells headphones, earbuds and
>> music subscriptions is valued at 3.2 *billion* dollars.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 10:04 PM, Music Hunter <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> 
>>> Today's technology & fast shipping systems makes it possible to operate
>>> this
>>> way.
>>> 
>>> Jay
>>> 
>>> Your search for sound & video ends here!
>>> Jay Sonin, General Manager
>>> Music Hunter Distributing Company
>>> 4880 North Citation Drive, Suite # 101
>>> Delray Beach, Florida 33445-6552
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> 561-450-7152
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Aaron Levinson
>>> Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:59 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Future of CDs, streaming, etc
>>> 
>>> In all fairness they have also cut costs and overhead. I am not suggesting
>>> that the revenue numbers haven't suffered but they are much leaner
>>> companies
>>> and they are much less in the manufacturing, warehousing and shipping
>>> business too. Far less of their capital is tied up in excess inventory.
>>> 
>>> AA
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>>> On May 18, 2014, at 9:49 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> This article was in the NYTimes today, gives a Wall Street-centric view
>>> of
>>> the changes in music distribution:
>>> 
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/business/the-harmony-they-want-to-hear.htm
>>> l
>>>> 
>>>> Worth noting -- record company revenue is less than 1/2 vs 1999. In 15
>>> years, half of the profit has been sucked out of the business. In order to
>>> maintain contact with reality, we should keep this in mind when we discuss
>>> "wish lists" for reissues, especially reissues involving costly
>>> remastering,
>>> and in thinking about whether it's viable to keep slow-selling single-CD
>>> issues in print on physical media.
>>>> 
>>>> David Burnham's joking description of chamber music as "music heard by
>>> few
>>> people" may apply to ALL but the most mainstream recorded music some day
>>> soon! At least as far as physical media is concerned.
>>>> 
>>>> -- Tom FIne
>> 
>> 

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