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BBC News - Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?
The irony is that Spielberg almost singlehandedly invented the blockbuster genre. When his film Jaws was released in 1975, Hollywood realised that making a few big-budget films a year that appealed to the masses was more lucrative than making dozens of smaller ones, and a business model was born. Since then budgets have soared and artistic merit has taken a back seat. [...] After a wave of acquisitions in the 80s and 90s, the six "majors" that dominate global box office are now parts of massive media conglomerates. They have found ways to both boost profitability of their films and mitigate the risks associated with making such huge investments. [...] The first thing the studios have done is spread the risk by getting dozens of smaller production companies to invest alongside them, reducing their exposure to a potential flop.
Steven  Spielberg  Blockbuster  copyright  copyright  infringement  Hollywood  Entertainment  conglomerate  mainstream  media  media  conglomerate  revenue  stream  ROI  Gary  Vaynerchuk  social  media  360-music-contract  Music  Industry  Porn  business  model  businessmodel  commodity  business  commoditization  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  book  lowest  common  denominator  crowd-pleasers 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Pop-Bestseller Black Eyed Peas: "Klar, die Plattenfirmen haben viel Mist gebaut" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur
Will.I.am: Wenn ich wetten müsste, würde ich mein Geld auf die Plattenfirmen setzen. Nicht, weil sie in der Vergangenheit all die großen Künstler und Legenden wie Otis Redding vergewaltigt haben. Die Labels haben viel Mist gebaut, das ist klar. Aber dann muss man auch sehen, wie viele gute Dinge durch die Plattenfirmen entstehen konnten, die unser Leben bereichert haben: Michael Jackson, die Beatles! Ich weiß nicht, wer zukünftige Idole aufbauen und entwickeln soll, wenn nicht die Industrie.

Es geht um das Kuratieren von Musik, um die Entwicklung, die Formung und Betreuung von Künstlern. Im ganzen Internet gibt es keine Abteilung, die das im gleichen Maße leisten kann.
musicindustry  businessmodel  medienwandel  mediachange  music  apple  itunes  artists  360-music-contract  Will.I.Am  curation 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free
DRM walls are crumbling. Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly. Artists like Prince and Nine Inch Nails are flouting their labels and either giving music away or telling their fans to steal it. Another blow earlier this week: Radiohead, which is no longer controlled by their label, Capitol Records, put their new digital album on sale on the Internet for whatever price people want to pay for it.

The economics of recorded music are fairly simple. Marginal production costs are zero: Like software, ...
music  drm  copyright  economics  musicindustry  businessmodel  business  reveue  model  360-music-contract  future 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
“360″ Music Deals Become Mandatory As Labels Prepare For Free Music
They may be slaves to the labels, but they have a chance (albeit a very small one) of becoming rich slaves, at least.
360-music-contract  music  business  future  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Big Music Will Surrender, But Not Until At Least 2011
His response: It’s all part of a master plan. The labels fully understand that recorded music, streamed or downloaded, is going to be free in the future (we’ve argued this relentlessly). CD sales continue to decline by 20% per year, and the only thing that’ll stop that trend is when those sales reach zero. Nothing will replace those revenues.

No longer will the labels be tied to revenue limited to sales of master recordings – by then most or all artists will be under 360 music contracts that give the labels a cut of virtually every revenue stream artists can tap into – fan sites, concerts, merchandise, endorsement deals, and everything else.

What this means for us music consumers – don’t expect much to change for the next few years. But sometime in the next decade we’ll see a real renaissance in how music is distributed and consumed. And who knows, a decade after that we may have all forgiven the music labels.
music  industry  future  business  model  revenue  businessmodel  360-music-contract  contract  artists 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Imeem Acquires Snocap
(since people don’t really pay for music any more).
music  myspace  snocap  businessmodel  revenue  model  imeem  freemium 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Free Streaming May Soon Be History: Spotify Delays U.S. Launch, MySpace May Move To Pay Model
And that isn’t the only bad news. MySpace Music is “almost certainly” going to severely restrict free streaming to users, say multiple sources, and move to a paid model. “They are spending $20 million/month on streaming royalties, and that just isn’t sustainable,” said one source with knowledge of MySpace’s relationships with the labels. Other sources have said that MySpace’s royalty payments are much lower, but don’t deny that the service is a cash hole.
spotify  myspace  streaming  radio  advertising  music  freemium  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a

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