In a long, somewhat humanizing interview with Doug Morris, the UMG Chairman/CEO dismisses the promotional value of YouTube (and, apparently, everything else): We don’t look at anything as promotion. Take a look at MTV. It turned out to be a disaster for us. We sold some records, but they built this huge company and we … Continue reading Doug Morris Doesn't Want Promotion
Universal Music Group’s CEO Doug Morris talks to Wired and admits he doesn’t know anything (or care) about technology. Morris insists there wasn’t a thing he or anyone else could have done differently. “There’s no one in the record company that’s a technologist,” Morris explains. “That’s a misconception writers make all the time, that the … Continue reading Major Label Execs Are Willfully Clueless
Universal will be the second major label (after EMI) to try selling DRM-free digital music files. But not on iTunes. And only until January.
Music’s money man: “Universal Music chairman-CEO Doug Morris earned E14.5 million (about $18 million) for 2005 — more than five times the E2.5 million that went to his boss, Vivendi toppertopper Jean-Bernard Levy.”