Rarely do any of us get even a glimpse of the inside story about how a digital music company, created with much hope and promise and money invested for its future, ended up shuttering its operations. Even more rarely do we ever learn any details about this kind of tech-driven business that music creators and music companies will become more dependent upon for their future. Today and next week Music Confidential presents the story of London-based Omnifone, which this past May was placed into receivership, as told to me by multiple individuals. These are their words, their views and their experiences, a story for us to hear so that we can hopefully learn from their experiences.
Issue 33, 2016