Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Interesting Reads on Music & Broadcasting

The Wall Street Journal had a few interesting reads over the past week:

The touring business is in a slump. Could be high ticket prices/fluctuating ticket prices, high service fees/no service fees that have the consumers confused and waiting before they purchase tickets. Read

Fortune's Fool is a new book by Fred Goodman (Mansion On The Hill) that profiles Edgar Bronfman Jr. He is currently chief executive of The Warner Music Group. The book takes a look at the history of the Bronfman family and Edgar's foray into the music business. Read Review.

Federal courts threw out the FCC's ruling on indecency. As per the WSJ article: A three-judge panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the Federal Communications Commission's indecency policies violate the First Amendment and are "unconstitutionally vague, creating a chilling effect that goes far beyond the fleeting expletives at issue here." Read article. As Howard Stern said this morning, don't get too crazy over this. He's sure the FCC will have something up their sleeve to counter this. His fights with the FCC have been well documented.

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