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January 28th, 2019

The Impact of Recessions on Publishing Industries, Part II: Movies, Music and Videogames

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.

May 6th, 2013

Music Industry Metadata & Information Summit

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 
stores —…