rVibe launched today!

It’s done – we launched the rVibe beta today!  Lots of hard work from an awesome team – and a really great piece of software! Here is the link to and the text from the press release: Press Release Press Release:  rVibe launches private beta Bethlehem, PA – October 1, 2007:  rVibe, a new online music…

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The quality of digital audio

I often remark on the poor quality of digital audio; it drives me nuts.  Having been in the live music world and the digital world, I have always had a hard time with poor audio quality.  There is something profound that happens with sitting inside, or directly in front of an orchestra, or any large,…

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Speaking at the Lehigh vSeries

Dale Falcinelli asked me to speak at his vSeries at Lehigh to discuss our IP strategy; he thinks what we’re doing (IP wise) is really interesting. At first I thought he was joking and making fun, I mean – we have IP – so what???  Then I realized he’s looking at it from the Entrepreneur’s perspective.…

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Sheridan square update

It’s very exciting around here – we’re moving forward with Sheridan Square on our licensing agreement.  That means, V2, Artemis, and a host of other great labels (including the 2nd largest Gospel label in the country) will become part of the rVibe family! 50,000 awesome tracks (ie: Dave Matthews)…. We’re also working on some other…

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Trust and your partners

Business is a series of human interactions. Even the world of economics is nothing more than human designed interactions. To know that all you have to do is remove humans from the equation. When you do, both business and economics disappear. I particularly love that economics disappears since so many people seem to think it’s…

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Glad we waited to launch

Amazon.com’s launch is ALL OVER the news and blogosphere. It would have been a disaster to launch rVibe in the middle of that.  We’re going to have to wait until at least next week to launch. And all I can say is that thank goodness the Apple backlash is starting to gain some momentum –…

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The pro forma quandry

In keeping with the $ and essentiality theme, in a pre-revenue early stage company it’s fun to think about future earnings.  By ‘fun’ I mean a thrill (thinking about the huge amounts of money we’re going to make), and sheer terror (thinking about how we are never going to make any money).  The normal roller coaster.…

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Essentiality

As an early stage company founder and CEO, I am obsessed with money management. Meaning – I have the perpetual sense that we’re about to run out of it. Sometimes we are, sometimes we’re not, but it definitely keeps my paranoid mind alert (at night). I think that bootstrapping (which is what we’ve done) has…

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I think I'll blog about… starting a company.

In addition to the musings on the digital music industry, rVibe, music and the occasional book, I’m going to start talking about something I know a little about:  starting a company.  What a novel idea. Now, I am not saying that I know all that much, but I look forward to the time when I…

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Virgin is out – why?

Well – Virgin Digital is done selling music online. They have transferred all their customer stuff to Napster. When a customer focused, value add focused, cash flush company exits a market so quickly and quietly, it makes you wonder why. There are not that many reasons: It was hemorrhaging money: But I think not enough of…

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