Tag: streaming media

08 Feb 2019

Spotify is building Netflix-meets-radio

Excerpt via AngelList Spotify’s strategy, it seems, is to build something between radio and Netflix. Like radio, Spotify can be the portal by which every consumer discovers and enjoys audio content—hence its acquisition of Gimlet, one of the most popular podcast producers. At the same time, Spotify seems increasingly interested in producing original, Spotify-exclusive content—hence […]

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24 Sep 2018

Spotify’s direct distribution deals: What do artists get paid?

 Excerpt via Music Business Worldwide BY TIM INGHAM SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Spotify got the entire music business talking last week with the news that it has started offering artists the opportunity to directly distribute their material on the platform – without the requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The skinny: Spotify’s Kene Anoliefo […]

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19 Sep 2016

The Netflix Backlash: Why Hollywood Fears a Content Monopoly

Netflix is spending $6 billion a year on content, choking basic cable and brusquely rattling the relationship business of the town as fears of a Google- or Apple-sized dominance send a chill down the entertainment industry’s spine. Studios and cable channels fret that the company, with its 83 million global subscribers, is sucking up so many […]

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29 Aug 2016

#SlowTV Comes to Netflix

Slow TV — which involves the marathon broadcasting of mundane events like train rides and people knitting in real time — has become so popular in Scandinavia over the past few years that Netflix decided they had to get in on the action. It’s a far cry from your favorite binge watch, but maybe not […]

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