Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

The Rise of the Emoji & How It Can Work For You

Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the past few years, you should know what an emoji is. Smileys, those mini faces that smile, laugh, cry are emojis but emojis can also be small drawings of nature, food, activities, flags 🍀🍔🎶🇫🇷. Initially created in Japan in 1999 by a engineer from NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile Internet, emojis really… Read more »

Who Has Time to Wait? Direct to Digital Business Thrives

Windows in the Home Entertainment space continue to shrink. Just recently, Paramount announced a deal with AMC Theaters and Cineplex shortening the time from the theatrical release to the home theatre screen. Now, only two weeks after a film’s theatrical run has shrunk down to 300 theaters or less, that film will be released on DVD/digital… Read more »

5 Reasons Compilations Belong on Your Radar

Right now, compilations are more popular than ever before. Just open Spotify’s homepage and you will find a plethora of playlists including “Mellow Beats,” “Creativity Boost,” “The Indie Mix” along with hundreds of others to help get you through your day. How many times have you discovered new music through playlists like these? I know… Read more »

T.G.I. New Music Fridays

Listen up folks, because we just experienced history. Last Friday, July 10th was the first ever global release date for music, and the first of many New Music Fridays. An initiative to standardize national release dates for albums and singles, New Music Fridays have many benefits for us music industry folk, not least of which is… Read more »

Go Indie with Your Summer Movies

Summer will always be summer at the movies. The hottest months make us want to shake off the weight of real life for an epic, otherworldly journey or a silly romp. After being teased by trailers since Christmas, we finally get pay-off in the form of star-studded sex comedies, hyper-enhanced comic book adaptations, and a… Read more »