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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment named Jason Spivak executive vice president of worldwide digital distribution, the company announced Thursday. Spivak, who was promoted from senior vice president and general manager of worldwide digital distribution, will continue to lead the team responsible for Sony's transactional digital business around the world. "Jason has overseen tremendous growth in our digital transactional business," his boss Jim Underwood, the executive vice president for worldwide digital and commercial strategy, said in a statement. "this has been done, in large part, by his forging strong partnerships with our customers and working with them to innovate and drive increased business in this area."
MUSIC BIZ CHINA
That the music industry has radically changed in the last decade is a serious understatement. Technology has altered everything from the creation of music to its distribution , upending retailers, studios and business models across the industry. But it's not all bad news.
Things you can learn from the music business (as it falls apart) The first rule is so important, it’s rule 0:
[Translations: Chinese , French , German , Hebrew , Italian , Japanese , Portuguese , Romanian , Spanish ] The long tail is famously good news for two classes of people; a few lucky aggregators, such as Amazon and Netflix, and 6 billion consumers.
Now that I work from home and don’t commute as frequently, I have been listening to more music on my main computer.
As the record industry started to dry up and die and the major labels were sort of crippled and starving -- it was a land grab. It was, "I just fired a third of my staff, and I am going to offer you half the money I would have last year.
By David Goldman , staff writer February 3, 2010: 9:52 AM ET
A day to remember! A day to remember! All individual tickets, plus all passports and packages for the 29th FIMAV programming will be on sale [...]
Who’s paying for what?
FACT: people download music for free. Sean Parker of Napster fame recently stated in an interview , “you look at the data, somewhere between 4 trillion and 10 trillion songs are illegally downloaded every year.
A top-selling digital song of 2010 was “California Gurls” by Katy Perry (4.4 million).
“I have been involved in Transmission events here and in China. If we’re going to build a solid creative economy in BC, the Global Summit is a critical step in moving our sector towards creating original content and products, and ultimately self-sufficiency in digital content. I look forward to being a part of making Global Summit a success for 2014.”