January 28th, 2019
There’s a challenge in assessing the impact of economic events on the publishing and entertainment industries over the last several decades. On the one hand these are largely hits-driven businesses. For the movie industry, a new superheroes franchise winner can counteract a downward trend in overall admissions (and popcorn) spending.
September 18th, 2014
I last covered the topic “What Can the Music Business Teach the Book Business?” in a November, 2011 blog post. Today, in response to a fascinating blog entry on Brian O’Leary’s site I found myself revisiting the issue, leading to a comment I posted there.
May 9th, 2013
On day two of the Music Industry Metadata & Information Summit held in Los Angeles this week (run by NARM and DigitalMusic.org) Rob Weitzner laid it on the line in evoking the ever-elusive appeal of metadata. “Metadata is sexy,” he said. “because if you get paid, that’s sexy.”
May 6th, 2013
The conference brochure copy captured the event very well: A never-before seen collection of high-level working sessions and talks about very practical issues, this
two-day summit is designed to both inform newcomers about the importance of managing information
through metadata — the “plumbing” that ensures digital tracks are labeled correctly in online music
November 21st, 2011
See below for full author details. As book sales plummet and famed shops close, brave entrepreneurs are trying to reinvent the model. Is it too late?