Over the past century, technological advancements have massively reduced the cost and time needed to create and circulate content. Though this has liberated artists, consumers are now drowning in a virtually infinite supply of things to watch, listen to and read.
Thanks to coverage that simultaneously over and under-exaggerates the behavior, the cutter narrative remains profoundly misunderstood some six years after it first emerged. Even still, the figure itself remains more of a symptom than it is a disease - and to focus on it is to ignore the underlying condition. But like all symptoms, it must first be properly understood.
Though few dispute the magnitude of the change that has hit the music business over the past 5 years, the consequences remain widely misunderstood. To restore growth, the music ecosystem must first reconcile their wants with what can be.
Linear television networks today face seven key threats that continue to be overlooked but are critical to both understanding and planning for the future of television.
The debate about the validity of eSports as sports misses the point. Like it or not, eSports have millions of passionate viewers and their momentum can no longer be ignored.
The financial performance of HBO and Netflix could not be farther apart today - but as the two companies converge, how will their margins (and ambitions) change?
Internet distribution frees TV networks from the constraints that have defined their business models since inception. The future of TV will look nothing like its past.
MCNs may confound Hollywood today, but they've made inroads the business can't afford to ignore any longer.
Before tripling down on shared universes, the Majors need to honestly reassess the potential of their comic book IP. After all, no two superheroes or studios are exactly alike
Despite their much-touted promise, digital magazines have been roundly rejected by consumers. It's time publishers accept that the future will bear little resemblance to the past.