Media

Satellite Radio Is Changing The Music Business

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“New music services from Sirius, Pandora, Spotify and others are starting to disrupt Nashville’s long-closed ecosystem, even as terrestrial broadcasters pour their resources into amassing country listeners, who are generally wealthier, better educated and more likely to use social media than fans of other genres, according to their research.”

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Why Does Anyone Care About Late Night Hosts Anymore

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“It’s certainly not because they’re big draws anymore: Fewer and fewer viewers are watching shows such as Late Night and The Tonight Show when they air, while the smartest among these hosts– namely Jimmy Fallon — approaches his program as if its main purpose is to generate viral videos.”

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The Great Living-Room War: Live TV vs. Internet TV

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Derek Thompson: “TV, as we know it, is cable packages and live channels. But the new players are building an Internet-video experience around apps with very little access to live television. It’s not TV. It’s Internet TV. Even as these tech upstarts are battling each other for living-room dominance, they’re also battling the legacy of […]

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Why The Priests In Movies Are Good

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“Given the scale of the revelations of the occurrence and covering-up of sexual abuse by priests, you might assume that the same would be true of sincere and celibate Roman Catholic clergy. Yet, in these bad times for the Vatican, good priests are surprisingly in evidence on-screen.”

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How Amazon Plans to Take Over Our TV Sets

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“Amazon has a vested interest in making sure it is present at every moment of possible consumption, which is all the time. It wants to get into that television screen and start to build a relationship.” The tool: Fire TV, a new set-top box.

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Goodbye “Toy Story.” “Frozen” Is Now The Highest-Grossing Animated Film In History

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“The Disney film, which won the 2014 Oscar for best animated feature, has now earned $1.072-billion internationally, beating Toy Story 3‘s record-holding $1.063-billion and making it the highest-grossing animated feature in history. The film is also now the tenth highest grossing film in box-office history.”

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Data Don’t Support Hollywood’s Biases About Women

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“We found that the data doesn’t appear to support the persistent Hollywood belief that films featuring women do worse at the box office. Instead, we found evidence that films that feature meaningful interactions between women may in fact have a better return on investment, overall, than films that don’t.”

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Understanding the Frustration Behind #CancelColbert

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Jay Caspian Kang: “There’s a long tradition in American comedy of dumping tasteless jokes at the feet of Asians and Asian-Americans that follows the perception that we will silently weather the ridicule. .. Even when you want to be in on the joke – and you understand, intellectually, that you are not the one being […]

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