The future of the music business or a flash in the plan?

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Starting with a name inspired by the Greek history of 300 Spartans that fought against thousands or Persian soldiers (Adegoke, 2013), 300 Entertainment was founded in 2013 by a powerhouse trio with decades of experience in the hip-hop music industry. Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, and Todd Moscowitz have experience between them from companies such as Def Jam Records, Warner Music Group, and KWL Management. The group was brought together after […]

Live Nation–Start Rolling Now

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Live Nation Entertainment, originally founded by Robert Sillerman, is one of the largest concert promoters in the world. The headquarter is located in Beverly Hills, California. Until December 31, 2017, Live Nation Entertainment had about 8,800 full-time employees all around the world (Live Nation Entertainment, 2017, p.9). Current CEO is Michael Rapino. It is hard to give an accurate date when Live Nation is founded. The history behind this company […]

If it’s Sound, it’s iHeartMedia

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iHeartMedia Inc. owns, as well as operates, over 858 radio stations and serves more than 150 markets throughout America. (iHeartMedia) Formerly known as Clear Channel Inc., iHeartMedia was founded by Lowry Mays and B.J. McCombs in 1972. With over 22,000 employees, 17,900 domestic employees and 4,400 international employees, it isn’t hard to imagine how big iHeartMedia Inc. is. (iHeartMedia). The company’s corporate office is located in San Antonio, Texas. By […]

How AMC is writing its own story?

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How AMC is writing its own story?     Intro and History AMC is an American pay television channel owned by AMC Networks. With its headquarter being based in New York city, AMC broadcasts programs nationalwide. At the end of 2016, it had 2029 full-time employees and 314 part-time employees. Meanwhile, AMC had 91.2 million subscribers, 3% decreased by 2015. (2016 Annual Report of AMC Networks, 2017)       […]

How Entercom Communications is Growing Steadily?

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Intro With 93% of Americans listening weekly, radio is the number 1 medium in terms of reach (Cunningham, 2015). Entercom Communications, is one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, covering close to 90% of people 12+ in the top 50 markets (Entercom, 2018). In 1968, radio was established by then, Joseph M. Field founded Entercom in Pennsylvania. In the beginning, Entercom developed slowly due to its financial constraints and ownership limits set by […]

New Line Cinema: Keep the Cost Low!

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History: New Line Cinema was first an independent film distribution company founded in 1967 which is known for its production of low-budget horror films. Now, it is a unit of Warner Brothers. The studio has a domestic marketing and distribution organization, a home video division, a television production and distribution organization, an international division and merchandising, music and new media subsidiaries. The founder was Robert Shaye, an American businessman and […]

SiriusXM: “The Largest Audio Entertainment Company”

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SiriusXM recently celebrated its 10th birthday, continuing to thrive as a mega giant within the audio entertainment industry. In 2017, the satellite radio company reported $5.4 billion in revenues, touting 32.7 million subscribers to their 200-channel lineup of content (“Full Year 2017,” 2018). SiriusXM started out as Sirius Satellite Radio, co-founded by David Margolese and Robert Briskman in 1992 (Dillon, 2000). The entrepreneurs were first to take advantage of the […]

Focus Features: A Specialty Film Empire

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  In a world where the Box Office is dominated by a small group of entertainment companies, it is interesting to look at those subsidiary companies that bring us some of the most unique films. Part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, Focus Features is one of the best and most respected indie distributors in the business. Tallying 105 Academy Award nominations and 21 Oscar […]

Original Productions: A New Type of Television

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Original Productions is one of the highest rated unscripted television production companies in the country, and is most popularly known for its highly successful shows on Discovery, History, Spike TV, and TruTV such as “Deadliest Catch”, “Ice Road Truckers”, and “1000 Ways to Die” to name a few. The company was founded by successful producer, Thom Beers, in 1999 and resides in Burbank, California. Original Productions content mainly shows everyday […]

Marvel Studios: Slowly Yet Surely Becoming the Thanos of Real Life

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Marvel Studios: destroyer of the summer blockbuster (Donaldson, 2018); home-base for Earth’s mightiest heroes; where film projects come out in phases as if they’re the moon. A subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios (Lang, 2015),  Marvel Studios is well known for its arsenal of fictional titans and even larger cinematic universes. It is here we will explore and give an in-depth look into the belly of the beast that is Marvel […]