Millions subscribed in streaming services this year, but will the steam fizzle out?

Dec 28, 2021
Deloitte Global predicts that at least 150 million paid streaming service subscriptions will be canceled globally in 2022.
"Netflix and streaming services operate in a way where they're not just competing with each other, they're very much competing with literally any other thing that we could be doing," said The Verge's Catie Keck.
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The economics of indie music streaming

Dec 23, 2021
Musicians depend on high streaming volume to make a living when they're paid as little as .0032 cents a stream.
Ruby Room Recordings’ producer, engineer and songwriter Elan Wright, left, listens to the mix of a new song with with musician Mark Diamond.
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How "Squid Game," a Korean drama from Netflix, became a global hit

Oct 8, 2021
American audiences have become increasingly interested in foreign films and shows.
The trailer of "Squid Game," a dystopian drama that one media analyst calls "a story of people who are desperate financially and psychologically.”
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Hollywood workers vote to authorize a strike to improve conditions on set

Oct 5, 2021
A strike by the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees could halt film and TV production across the country.
If the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees can't come to an agreement with studios and streaming services, it could shut down production nationwide.
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Latin music's popularity is booming

Sep 28, 2021
Streaming data shows not only how popular it is, but that it's being consumed by people who aren't Latin.
Camilo, left, and Pedro Capó perform onstage during the 2020 Latin Grammys in Miami. 
 Camilo nabbed 10 nominations this year.
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How the "vertical integration" of streaming studios today evokes old Hollywood's power

Aug 13, 2021
Abraham Ravid, finance professor at Yeshiva University, thinks more contract disputes like the one between Scarlett Johannsen and Disney will pop up as streaming overtakes the movie theater experience.
Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo, billed as the "largest Disney fan event in the world," Aug. 23, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
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Weather Channel and Fox vie for streaming eyeballs

Jul 6, 2021
Two new weather-themed streaming services are in the forecast. Extreme weather events have made reports more compelling to viewers, one meteorologist says.
Jim Cantore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel, reports on Hurricane Irene from Battery Park in New York City on Aug. 27, 2011.
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Big screens are back, but what about audiences?

Jun 23, 2021
Stephanie Silverman, executive director of an independent movie theater in Nashville, is navigating an industry in transition.
The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, reopened on April 23, but executive director Stephanie Silverman says the crowds have been "inconsistent."
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The pros and cons of leaving bank auto pay on autopilot

May 11, 2021
Pros: fast and convenient. Cons: getting billed twice, trouble unsubscribing from a service and losing track of payments.
Auto pay works well for fixed payments, but it can be dangerous for bills with fluctuating amounts.
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Streaming platforms are spending big to keep you indoors this summer

Mar 26, 2021
Big deals for theatrical releases and team sports are upping the competition for audiences.
Will this be you this summer? HBO Max, Netflix and Disney Plus certainly hope so.
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