Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Top 10 Online Financial News & Information Destinations

Media_analysis

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I don’t know about you, but I find this stuff fascinating: The table below is from Center for Media Research on financial news destinations online for investors: A drill down into Online financial news and information sites in the 2nd week in October highlights top sites visited.

 

Top 10 Online Financial News & Information Destinations
(
Week ending October 14, 2007 US, Home and Work)

Brand or Channel

Unique Audience (000)

Active Reach (%)

Yahoo! Finance

7,379

5.42

MSN Money

7,168

5.27

AOL Money & Finance

5,361

3.94

Wall Street Journal Digital

4,236

3.11

CNNMoney

3,223

2.37

Reuters

2,453

1.8

Forbes.com

2,231

1.64

Motley Fool

1,282

0.94

TheStreet.com

1,205

0.89

FreeCreditReport.com

1,021

0.75

Source:    Nielsen Online, NetView

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Source:
More Than Half of Online Financial News Readers Are Over 45
Jack Loechner,
Center for Media Research, Friday, Nov 16, 2007 8:15 AM ET
http://publications.mediapost.com/?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=70788

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, Web/Tech

Friday Night Jazz Soul: Sharon Jones

Category: Digital Media, Music

Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer

Brilliant commentary from a Daily Show writer about the Writer’s Guild strike:

(if no video appears here, than try IE or Safari — or got to YouTube directly.
Firefox has been glitchy with YouTube videos lately)   

 

There’s a lesson in this: Be careful  about not paying comedy writers, as they have the clever ability to make you look like idiotic shitbags . . .

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video

The Mothership has landed

Category: Digital Media, Music

WSJ.com to Become Free

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Radiohead Covers the Smiths

Strangeways_here_we_come>


"Girlfriend in a coma, I know, I know, its really serious . . . "

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Cool blast from the past! 

I was a pretty big Smiths fan back in the day, and when a band like Radiohead covers one of their tunes, it is just fine by me . . .

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Queen_is_deadSmithsPreviously:  Radiohead Adapts Our Business Model

Category: Digital Media, Music, Video

The Beatles Help!

Category: Digital Media, Film, Music

Newspaper Circulation Takes a Hit

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press, Web/Tech

Eagles Disintermediate Major Labels, ITMS

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The Eagles — the multi-platinum selling alt country/rock band circa 1970s — are trying an interesting sales strategy for their first studio album in 28 years.

For the new disc, it appears that there is:

- no recording label participation;
- downloads at their site only;
- physical 2-CD Set purchased only at Wal-Mart, or ordered at their site ((Eaglesband.com).

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The band cranked out over 700,000 discs in the first week — not too shabby for a double disc.

For you young ‘uns, the album Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975 is the all time best-selling album in the U.S. (according to the RIAA); Their album Hotel California is #18 on the all time top selling list).

What’s really interesting is the downloading — the double disc is available for in two formats: MP3 256k for $10.88, and in FLAC lossless for $11.88, directly from the band’s website. 

I am not sure, but it appears that both the labels and Apple’s iTunes have been cut out of the picture.

(I’ll update this as I learn more)

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Update: November 7, 2007 5:52am

The Eagles made a
direct exclusive deal with Wal-Mart for physical album — no label involved.

The band
sold the album to Wal-Mart on a one-way basis (meaning, no returns). 

1_hotel_californiaMy anonymous industry source adds:

"If memory
serves, I believe they bought 3.6M units at $8 or $9.  The Band pays
manufacturing costs and publishing (most of which goes to themselves as writers)
and keeps the rest. Pretty nice haul. I haven’t confirmed with the
manager, but I believe the downloads are being done by the band through their
site only."

Again, no iTunes, no labels . . .

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Sources:

Eagles
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles

Top 100 Albums   
RIAA 
http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTop100

Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1
Mitchell Peters
Billboard, November 06, 2007, 8:30 PM ET
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003668840

Previously:

JT bypasses the Labels   
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/12/james_taylor_by.html

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Category: Digital Media, Music

Gracenote Music Maps

Category: Digital Media, Music, Web/Tech