Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yahoo Music Shakeup

Industry shake-up.... Yahoo's Music group is undergoing a changing of the guard. It will be interesting to see what effect it has on their strategy and commitment in the subscription music space.

paidContent.org: The Economics of Content: "two of the longtime fixtures at Yahoo’s music group have resigned, and the company says it is for personal reasons. Dave Goldberg (VP) and Bob Roback (GM), both of whom came into Yahoo through Yahoo’s acquisition of Launch in 2001, are out, and Vince Broady, Head of Entertainment and Games at Yahoo, is overlooking the division now as part of his broader responsibilities. "

For the record, Goldberg has long been a proponent of abolishing DRM, and perhaps he just got tired of waiting?

UPDATE: Techcrunch is actually reporting that they are hearing rumors that Yahoo may be looking to divest of some/all of their music properties.

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