Bob Lefsetz rant at ITC

Bob Lefsetz spoke to In The City about his view of where the music business is going. His quotes included: “It’s all about the Internet.” “There is no real Rock n’Roll vibe in the music business now. Now it’s all just ‘fucks with bucks’.” “Execuitves hate the artists because they can get layed and the executives can’t.” “The price of music has to come down. How come 5 year olds

Jimmy Percy ex-Sham 69 speaks to In The City

“Punk was just about a person being who they are.” I’ve been called a skin-head, an anarchist etc. But I’m happy being a punk rocker.” “England is a school of thought.” “Music is not about talent.” “The worst thing I’ve ever seen in the UK is a T-Shirt saying FCUK. It would be better to get a t-shirt and scribble FUCK on it. You’ll have a more interesting life than gets good reception at ITC

Olly Barnes of, said the had an “amazing response” at In the City. “Every person we wanted to see, we#039ve seen. Everyone from Ted Cohen to iTunes,” he added. “For us, producers are bread and butter for U-Myx, and there are masses of producers are here. As well as publishers, who have an opportunity to exploit their catalogues using U-Myx. Any regrets? “Not seeing the Idiot Pilots – I

Indie labels “will win”

Steve Gottlieb, President and founder of TVT Records, the most successful indie label says. “The indie labels will ultimately win, because they are most concerned with music that matters and who give commitment to their artists.” “Major labels are disfunctional by design.” “They cut costs and there is no artists development.” “There will end up being one major.” He calls them Majees or the Indors. These will be large sophisticated

Major US indie attacks iTunes, backs subscription

Steve Gottlieb, (pictured) President and founder of TVT Records, the most successful indie label says. “I started TBT 20 years ago and the rules were fair to allow me to compete.” “I had to build from the ground up. Nine Inch Nails, KLF, Underworld, XTC. Have worked with a lot of artists, and even broken whole genres. It would not have happened without indie labels.” “The ability to build that

Online social media new music powerhouse

In the future, trusted guides to new and good music will continue to be media outlets, but bloggers and online social networks can be added to that list. At a panel on the future of the music consumer (70p kid versus 50quid man), When music is so available, what they prefer is a trusted guide in the scene. Nick Watt, director of NMK said: “Rough Trade started Rough Trade album

Digital music now across every demographic

Ian Bell of 7digital, which runs digital media commerce on behalf on record labels, broadcast, retail and brand partners, said the danger is thinking that digital is only 1-2% of digital revenues. “Digital is not 1-2% of music consumers. They are combining their listening habits between CD, downloads, subscriptions and mobile phone content.” (Ed’s note: Well yes, since most digital music is still pirated MP3 and ripped CDs). “We constantly

Cohen: you can’t fight iTunes

Ted Cohen, Senior Vice President, Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music, says “There are labels who get it, but digital has more of a voice at the table than it ever has. I showed Warner the Net in 1996. They got it. But at the time AOL was metered by the hour. “Now it’s about consumer control. User created mixes and playlist trading. Things will find their audience. For most