Midem, 3GSM etc.

First of all let me apologize for the long absence.

This week and next are set to be big ones with Midem on the horizon and it will be interesting to see just how much of the buzz is taken up by mobile operators. It seems that every week there are new reported mobile music download stats that put most Internet based download services to shame. 2006 will be a big big year for the mobile operators and the question now is simply how many announcements are sat on until 3GSM and how many are released at Midem. I suspect a few will appear at Midem as mobile companies are keen to demonstrate their music credentials to the music industry.

We will be looking at the dynamics and tensions that exists between mobile and Internet music downloads at a forthcoming Jupiter Music Event in London. Watch this space for more details.