The Opportunity for Media to Reinvent Itself

By Tien Tzuo, CEO   Today, Zuora is thrilled to announce the launch of Z-Business for Media, a solution focused on helping media companies transform their business to the Subscription Economy. Most people are aware that the past decade has been a tumultuous one for the media industry. The digital age and the explosive growth […]

Washington Post Should Know Paywall Not Enough

By Tien Tzuo, CEO   The Washington Post, one of the last holdouts of the old free model, has announced the likelihood of putting their content behind a paywall. But the Washington Post, as it unveils its paywall in 2013, would do well to learn the lessons of Variety magazine. A paywall does not equate […]

Pandora & Subscriptions: Should’ve, Would’ve, Could’ve

By Tien Tzuo, CEO   Pandora has had a rough quarter. The popular music streaming service has seen its finances dissected across business journals, its business model questioned, and a very public campaign to amend copyright law mocked by recording artists.   Many believe that the solution to Pandora’s problems is to fight to lower […]

The Fear of Paywalls and the Newspaper Industry’s Need to Change

  by Tien Tzuo The Wall Street Journal’s Papers Put Faith in Firewalls perfectly encapsulates what’s wrong with the publishing industry right now. Instead of celebrating innovation and seeking new ways to adapt to a rapidly-changing media dynamic, the WSJ Russell Adams’ voices the skepticism of the industry, the very same skepticism which has led […]