I cannot believe that it is nearly Christmas – where has the year gone? With Christmas comes a period of review – of whether New Year resolutions have been achieved, of optimism about the year ahead, and it’s also that time when you get embroiled in personnel appraisals. And it is the latter that has taken up my time this week.
Miles Leonard, president of Parlophone and Virgin A&R labels and Mandy Plumb, senior vice-president of marketing at EMI, discuss the current state of the music industry from music discovery to the role of online.
After many false dawns, finally it appears that 2012 was the year of mobile, as use of smartphones and tablets reached a tipping point that makes them compulsory platforms to reach a mass market. The situation is no different for music, and all in the industry are looking for ways to reach consumers on internet-connected mobile devices.