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Spotify and streaming media pricing strategies

Does Spotify Deserve to be a Punching Bag?

By Kyle T. Westra May 15, 2020

Examining the role of streaming services in the music industry (and sharing a new recording). Spotify, the global leader in music streaming, could boast 271 million active users at the end of 2019, dwarfing competition from the likes of Apple Music (60 million) and Amazon Music (55 million). But being the market leader comes with a downside: drawing the ire of those who decry the entire streaming business model. In this sense,…

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Price Gouging in the News

By Nathan L. Phipps March 18, 2020

As our nation responds to the coronavirus situation, stories have spread about the behaviors of some profit-seekers. The New York Times reported…

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Why Indie Bookstores Are Thriving

By James T. Berger March 18, 2020

Who would have imagined, with the huge decline in retail and shopping center sales, that independent bookstores would be thriving? According to…

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Big Food is Being Disrupted

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

Consumer packaged food giants Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Unilever are facing a long-term trend challenge.  At the low-end, increased competition…

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Pricing Communication Breakdown

By Nathan L. Phipps February 17, 2020

Pricing projects generally involve a high level of collaboration and coordination between numerous departments in an organization. At a minimum, representatives from…

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