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Misako Sawai

Research Analyst
Misako Sawai is a Research Analyst in Gartner Japan, with a primary focus on the IT services market forecast and market share analysis.
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WMG Buys into Eos While Cisco Buys into the Music Biz

August 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

If the Cisco-Warner Music Group deal to have Warner use Cisco’s Eos platform for developing and hosting its artists websites is any indication of the future of the music labels, it’s about using websites as a way to establish and maintain market relevance, relevance that labels maintained by the control they used to wield by… Read More

Why the New “Interactive Album” Concept: A Bargain at Any Price?

August 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the stories (like this one) about a rumored “new” format for packaging prerecorded online music into the new digital or interactive album. If true, the promise of some new type of content bundle could be an interesting new opportunity for music labels to redefine their roles. Or they could totally screw up… Read More