Spotify should be making devices

Spotify should be making devices

Spotify devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2018 Spotify should be making devices I arrived late as an Apple Music subscriber. But before then, I counted myself an avid user of the Spotify platform. Why did I switch? Because Apple Music...
Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 May 2016   Radiohead continues to look ahead   I admire the band Radiohead tremendously. It took me a bit of time to jump on board and call myself a fan. That’s not something I do willingly...
The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL

The curious evolution of TIDAL Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 March 2016 Is Tidal shady? My love of music is inescapable. Just last night, I was up late scouring over used Pono music players on Amazon. Sure, I realize this is something I don’t...
The Apple Music advantage

The Apple Music advantage

Apple will be launching Apple Music at the end of the month, entering an already crowded market with Google Play Music launching an ad-supported free version yesterday as well. You likely remember that, about a year ago, Apple paid $3 billion for Beats in a deal that...
Taylor Swift Apple come to terms

Taylor Swift Apple come to terms

Taylor Swift Apple come to terms Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 June 2015 There will be more battles like this one between Taylor Swift and Apple In the charmed (and, let’s be honest, talented) world of Taylor Swift, the young pop/country star scored...
Apple Music strengths, weaknesses

Apple Music strengths, weaknesses

Apple Music strengths, weaknesses Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 June 2015 Apple Music strengths, weaknesses Apple’s back at it. Yesterday, at the Worldwide Developers Conference, the folks at Apple announced a brand new streaming music service it is...
Tidal failure, brand positioning

Tidal failure, brand positioning

Tidal failure, brand positioning Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 April 2015 Tidal failure, brand positioning The Tidal failure has become a case study in thinking inside out, failing to understand your customer and even failing to target the right...
Amazon Music, less is more

Amazon Music, less is more

Amazon Music, less is more Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 March 2015 Amazon Music sports focus Today’s blog begins with a music search. A few nights ago, I couldn’t fall asleep. As is usual on nights like these, I took refuge in my iPhone, hoping that...
Looking critically at the Spotify brand

Looking critically at the Spotify brand

Looking critically at the Spotify brand Spotify is changing the way we listen to music The Spotify brand is an interesting case study on an emerging technology. At Stealing Share, we deeply appreciate companies seeking to be different and better than their...
Spotify steps over iTunes Radio and Pandora

Spotify steps over iTunes Radio and Pandora

Spotify steps over iTunes Radio and Pandora Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 December 2014 Spotify will eventually outclass them all The streaming radio music provider, Spotify, has just one-upped the competition in a major way. This week, Spotify CEO...