Record Labels Screw Pandora, Spotify, Artists, Consumers Every Day
Nevertheless, the ones who are good (and there are many dozens) are damn good. Tony Wible, who covers Netflix (NFLX) for Janney Montgomery Scott. Great example. It's also tough not to like Richard Tullo, who covers Pandora (P) , among other stocks, for Albert Fried.
Watch Tullo's Tuesday appearance on CNBC, where he does two excellent things we do not see enough on television or read as much as we should in print and online.
Number one. Tullo tells CNBC, Listen, Pandora is a great company, but it has run like 65% off of its lows. We would be nuts not to take profits; as such, we'll advise our clients to do the same. See, cost basis absolutely DOES matter.
Number two. He places blame where it belongs in the dysfunctional Web streamer/music label/artist relationship. It's squarely on the music labels. Watch the video. Everything Tullo says nails it -- makes perfect sense -- particularly the part about Adele's rise via MySpace.