Author Archives: JeremyS1

Talking in Turkey

I was invited by the British Council to give a talk at one of Turkey’s leading Marketing Conferences.jeremy silver

Very interesting experience. I chose to make a very simple stripped down presentation, with only five slides each with a single black and white image and just a few words on it – and then I just talked. This contrasted with the powerpoint on steroids type presentations which had preceded me but it all seemed to work well. My simple comments about the future of digital media and the entertainment industry produced a great reaction from lots of folk in the five hundred strong crowd.

Cloud hazard – now where is my data exactly?

Check out this video I recently recorded for global corporate law firm Pinsent Masons. Just summarising some of the challenges large companies and governments have with cloud hosting solutions.

The Grammy’s, sales and big data

BBC Word Business report ran a two minute piece interviewing me about how companies are using Big Data in the context of the Grammy’s.
BBC World interview with Jeremy Silver on Grammys 2014


Global Music Industry – Current status update

Can bands make money in the music industry today?

Peter Day's World of Business

Asks Peter Day, the BBC’s legendary broadcaster , whose august tones, crisp analysis and instant authority have led him to shine illuminating lights on almost every sector of the global economy.

In his show this week, he takes a look at the music industry and its love-hate affair with the internet and digital technology.

He speaks to Billy Bragg, Moby, Fred Bolza of Sony Music and Mark Williamson of Spotify. Turns out, I have a few comments to make too about our Digital Medieval state.

Listen to this excellent 30 minute romp through some of the music industry’s current concerns, here.

Piracy persists but there may be a silver lining….

BBC World Service

Musicmetric’s end of 2013 assessment of levels of piracy for major artists prompted a new round of discussion on the subject.

Here’s an interview with the BBC World Service Business Matters in which their commentators from Canada and India made some interesting additional observations.

Download the file to listen to from Dropbox here

Listen to the BBC Radio4 Interview on the World tonight with Roger Hearing here

Top Ten list of digital music lessons learned


Well respected music industry newsletter MusicAlly published my top ten lessons learned from the medieval period of the digital era  this week.

This is largely made up of a series of points about what new music companies should and should not do when getting started; simple advice like don’t get sued.

Reproduced  by kind permission of Musically for your convenience here or to download here Top Ten list.

Or you can read the full story in my book Digital Medieval

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DIGITAL MEDIEVAL talk in Norwich

I hadn’t been to Norwich for a long time, but was invited to speak about my new book recently as a keynote at Norwich Sound & Vision – which was a fantastic event with loads of energy and some great bands playing. This event was organised by Juliana Meyer of Supapass and the audience was a mix of college students and entrepreneurs. So here is a video of a very informal chat on the subject of Digital Medieval.


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