Ryan Seacrest and the legacy of Dick Clark

Apr 19, 2012
American Bandstand legend Dick Clark's knack for spotting an emerging star is getting much attention today, but he was a very effective entrepreneur -- turning his public persona into a publicly traded company, Dick Clark Productions, that amassed a fortune.
Posted In: Dick Clark, Entertainment, Ryan Seacrest

When a movie gets no promotion

Apr 19, 2012
It's one way to market a movie, but it doesn't seem like it's building for success. The forthcoming Miley Cyrus movie called "LOL," according to the L.A. Times, will have no marketing budget to speak of and will be released first in just seven cities.
Posted In: Entertainment, Lionsgate, film, marketing

'Today' show loses top rating held since 1995

Apr 19, 2012
ABC’s "Good Morning America" beats NBC’s "Today" show in ratings. More than bragging rights, the change could affect advertising dollars.
Posted In: Entertainment, tv, Good Morning America, Today show

Hulu to pitch original programming at upfronts

Apr 18, 2012
Usually, it's network broadcasters and cable channels that pitch advertisers at the upfronts. Now, there are new kids on the block.
Posted In: hulu, Entertainment

Walmart launches disc-to-digital service

Apr 16, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG and five other studios are teaming up to convert DVDs into an online movie library.
Posted In: Walmart, DVDs, blu-ray, digital, Entertainment
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Hey 'Taxman,' take a listen to this!

Apr 13, 2012
Former disc jockey and current Marketplace reporter Bob Moon shares 1040-themed songs over the decades.
Posted In: Taxes, Music, Entertainment

Building business skills in New Orleans' music industry

Apr 12, 2012
New Orleans has long been a music Mecca, but it has surprisingly little infrastructure for the business side of the industry. To help fill this gap, two hip-hop entrepreneurs have been sharing the gospel of copyright and licensing with local musicians and producers.
Posted In: hip-hop, Entertainment, Music, New Orleans

Battle over morning viewers

Apr 6, 2012
Television’s bare-knuckle competition to rule the morning air is nothing new. But the networks upped the ante this week.
Posted In: Entertainment, Today show, Good Morning America, television

Discovery discovers green programming doesn't sell

Apr 5, 2012
Discovery Communications will replace Planet Green cable channel with programs about travel and food.
Posted In: television, sustainability, Environment, Entertainment

P&G bars office access to Pandora, Netflix

Apr 4, 2012
Proctor & Gamble has shut down access to Pandora and Netflix for all its employees globally.
Posted In: Entertainment, netflix, Facebook, workplace