Rob Dix
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Rob Dix graduated in neuroscience, built up a PR company and has variously been a radio DJ, indie label boss and club promoter. What his mother refers to as lack of focus, he (misguidedly) refers to as ‘innate entrepreneurial energy’.

Rob writes and speaks on the new music industry – how it is both a threat to artists and an opportunity to carve out a rewarding independent career. It's a theme he puts into practice as an artist manager, and as founder of music merchandise startup Toto Merch.

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Should Musicians Prefer Piracy to Streaming?

(1) Comments | Posted 31 January 2012 | (23:00)

Do you own your music collection, or are you renting access to it? With Spotify now available in the US and Netflix newly launched in the UK, questions like, "do you have the new Lana Del Rey album?" could soon be redundant.

The move towards access rather than ownership is...

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What Will BBC Cuts Mean for Local Music?

(5) Comments | Posted 10 January 2012 | (23:00)

How should the BBC achieve cuts of 20% across the board? Maybe a cut in executive pay, sacking Chris Moyles or taking fewer taxis would be a start. Instead, they're proposing cutting BBC Introducing - a network of local radio shows playing new music from the area, and feeding into...

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