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When Will Big Hollywood Studios Aggressively Produce Original Shows For Digital TV?

That could start to happen soon based on some of the trends that RBC Capital Markets' David Bank identifies in a new report exploring the traditional and digital syndication markets — the latest in his must-read “Deep Dive Series.”  He...Show More Summary

Former CNN, Fox News Anchor Terry Keenan Dies

The longtime business correspondent most recently served as a finance columnist at the New York Post read more

Rebekah Brooks Visits News Corp in New York as She "Considers Her Professional Future"

“She and her family are here in the United States for a visit, reconnecting with friends and meeting with businesses," her former employer says read more

‘Ouija’ Box Office Starts With $911K, ‘John Wick’ $870K – B.O. Late Nights

Ouija opened last night at 8 PM in 2,061 houses and scared in $911K to start its weekend off in what is expected to be a spirited opening for the micro-budgeted Blumhouse horror film which is expected to best the other newcomer, the actioner John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. Show More Summary

PledgeMusic President Shares 9 Proven Direct-to-Fan Strategies

By Jayce Varden from the Sonicbids Blog. One of the most rewarding opportunities for loyal fans in the 21st century is the ability to watch the artists they love create and release music in real time. Invaluable for the artists themselves...Show More Summary

TBS Orders ‘Wrecked’ Deserted Island Comedy Pilot That Echoes ‘Lost’

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Lost premiere, TBS is heading back to the island, comedy-style. The cable network has given a pilot order to Wrecked, a single-camera comedy from up-and-coming writers Justin Shipley & Jordan Shipley...Show More Summary

Peter Jacobson, Alex Neustaedter & Gonzalo Menendez JoinUSA Pilot ‘Colony’

House alum Peter Jacobson is set to co-star in Colony, USA Network's drama pilot from Carlton Cuse. Additionally, Alex Nuestader also has been cast as a regular and Gonzalo Menendez (The Dark Knight Rises) as recurring. A co-production...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

Stephen Hawking is doing his part to get the word out into the universe about The Theory Of Everything, the Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones that is gearing up for a November 7 release and an awards-season run. Show More Summary

You'll Never Guess Which Country Hosts The Most Pirate Sites

The UK IP Crime Group has released it's annual IP Crime Report. While it showed significant progress was made in the war against online piracy, it also revealed the United States as the host of the most pirate sites across the internet. Show More Summary

Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform

Global music streaming service Deezer is acquiring Stitcher, a talk radio and podcast platform. The combined assets will help Deezer differentiate itself in the increasingly crowded streaming sector by offering consumers one-stop access to 35 million music tracks alongside 35,000 radio shows and podcasts. Show More Summary

TLC Pulls Plug On ‘Honey Boo Boo’ While Wringing Its Hands Over The Children

TLC pulled the plug on its reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after reports the tot's mother was again seeing a former boyfriend convicted of child molestation. “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children isShow More Summary

Listen To Spotify On An Old Cassette Player [VIDEO]

This retro Spotify media server is based on a Raspberry Pi, the super cheap cerdit card sized single board computer, and as creator Matt Brailsford explains, the cassette tapes contain near-field communication (NFC) tags so that changing the cassette or turning it over switches the playlist.

8 Steps to Creating an Effective Sales Promotion Strategy for Your Music

Sales promotions are short-term incentives intended to stimulate a quick buying response in your target customer. Coupons, one-time exclusive offers, customer loyalty programs, two-for-the-price-of-one discounts, and limited-time prizes with purchase are all examples of sales promotions in the consumer world. Show More Summary

How To Become a Digital Music Marketing Superhero

With album sales on steady decline, being able to convert marketing into monetization is more important than ever. Of course you're pushing promos to social media, ads to targeted websites, and special offers to already engaged fans,...Show More Summary

2015 Grammy Nominees To Be Announced Dec 5th With A Twist

The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be announced by The Recording Academy at a special ceremony on the morning of Dec. 5th. But one of the most important categories, the coveted album of the year, will be missing. “We’re freshening...Show More Summary

NBCUniversal to settle suit by former interns for $6.4 million

NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.

Live Nation And Yahoo Introduce Backstage With Citi Interview Series wit Katie Couric

Citi Private Pass, Live Nation Entertainment and Yahoo today announced Backstage with Citi, a new exclusive behind the scenes interview web series on Yahoo Music. Citi is now an official sponsor of Yahoo Live, a music experience on Yahoo, including the Live Nation Channel which offers fans a live concert everyday for a year. Show More Summary

Look Cinemas learns that it's deemed a threat

Veteran theater industry executive Tom Stephenson and his partners invested $20 million last year to open a luxury 11-screen theater in an affluent suburb of Dallas where patrons can order food and drinks in plush recliners.

John Lasseter Pays Emotional Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki at Tokyo Film Festival

"Whenever we get stuck at Pixar or Disney, I put on a Miyazaki film sequence or two, just to get us inspired again," he says read more

FRI. NEWS BRIEF: Pandora Growth Slows, Tumblr Upgrades Video, Battle @ The Greek, Ticketleap & More

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