Friday, June 5th, 2020

Nielsen Online has released data from a new survey suggesting that premium content just might work, but it depends on the type of content. 27,000 consumers in 54 countries were surveyed. I don’t know how this survey found people who actually said they would pay for things such as newspaper articles that they currently get for free, but they did. Survey participants were most likely to shell out the dough for music and movies. Least likely was blogs. Ironically, the reality is often the opposite, with consumers ditching premium newspapers for free, ad-supported ones while bloggers often monetize special pieces…

The rumor mill just keeps flying this hump day. First, TechCrunch is dishing on a new initiative by Google to make music easier to search and sample. The deal will involve services such as MySpace, iLike and LaLa, and is rumored to be announced next Wednesday at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Brad Stone at the New York Times has the scoop on a new music micropayments service slated to be launched by Facebook. Currently, you can spend 10 cents to send cute little goodies in the form of images to your Facebook friends. Soon, you’ll be able…