Instead of promoting new releases through traditional avenues such as radio and television, record labels are beginning to rely on YouTube as the most effective method for reaching younger audiences. As Dawn C. Chmielewski, an entertainment writer for the Los Angeles Times explains, its not just musicians that are getting a boost from this new practice, but also some of the self-made tastemakers who have become YouTube stars.
Television networks are also beginning to love technology, specifically DVRs. Though the industry has long despised the timeshifting devices which allow viewers to skip commercials, executives are once again discovering how they can significantly boost ratings.
Meanwhile, more details are emerging about why the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” lost its male lead. Beyond being uncomfortable with his new found stardom, Charlie Hunnam was also pushing for script revisions according to some reports.
Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news stories including why the creators of “South Park” missed the deadline for their latest episode, “The Lion King” becomes Broadway’s first billion dollar production and the hit television series “Glee” announces its final season.
New Data From Pew on E-Readers and Tablets
Jeffrey Katzenberg: ‘Turbo’ TV Show Being Produced Largely in South Korea
‘Fifty Shades’: Charlie Hunnam’s Script Showdown and the Chaotic Final Days
Darren Aronofsky, Paramount Spar Over ‘Noah’ Final Cut
TV Ratings: ‘American Horror Story’ Scares Up More Records, Jumps 44 Percent
Big 4 Broadcast Networks Feel Good About Fall, Thanks to ‘DVR Lift’
Ryan Murphy: Glee to End Next Season, Reworked Series Finale Will ‘Honor’ Finn
NFL Games on Netflix or Google? It Could Happen
NBC’s Broncos-Colts Matchup Dominates Primetime Sunday
Netflix Orders Thriller-Drama from ‘Damages’ Creators
Nirvana, Kiss, Hall and Oates Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Authors Accept Censors’ Rules To Sell In China
New Amazon Shame, Holocaust Denial
An Epidemic of Filth
The Literary Darknet of Independent Publishing
Michael Bay Attacked on ‘Transformers 4’ Set in Hong Kong
‘Lion King’ Is Broadway’s First $1 Billion Show
IsoHunt to Shut Down After Settlement With Hollywood Studios
Matt And Trey Make History Blowing ‘South Park’ Deadline, Blame Power Outage
Martin Sheen to Be Honored at Dubai Film Fest
How YouTube and Music Companies Reach Generation C