Ian Rogers’ video series This Week In Music produces some really awesome videos on a weekly basis, but I rarely find the time to actually sit and watch them because they are usually around an hour in length. I woke up a bit earlier this morning so I decided to use my free time to watch this interview, and I’m really glad I did.
David talks about his interesting career path through the music industry, and how he ended up as CEO of MOG, one of the best music streaming services out there (They’re second best to Rdio, in my opinion).
Since the F8 conference and the integration of Facebook and music streaming services, MOG has been the fastest growing music streaming service (according to David & Ian). I think this is mainly due to the fact that there is no friction to listening to music between Facebook and MOG. When you click the little play button next to a song on Facebook that your buddy is listening to via MOG, you are sent directly to MOG’s HTML5 web application and the song streams instantly. There is no interruption to download software (ala Spotify) or sign up for an account (ala Rdio), which puts them at a huge advantage when it comes to acquiring new users.