Reporters, Facing a Hostile White House, Try a New Tactic: Solidarity – The New York Times

At a West Wing briefing, a reporter from The Hill ceded the floor to an NBC correspondent as Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to move things along.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/business/media/white-house-reporters-hallie-jackson.html

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Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence – The New York Times

Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/technology/facebook-to-remove-misinformation-that-leads-to-violence.html

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It. – The New York Times

Qualcomm’s chief executive, Steve Mollenkopf, needs Beijing’s regulatory approval to buy another chip maker, NXP. But a prolonged deal review by China is widely seen as retaliation for U.S. tariffs.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/technology/qualcomm-nxp-trade-war.html

Christopher Ruddy told Trump he opposed Sinclair-Tribune merger

The Federal Communication Commission’s surprise move to block Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media came after the head of a rival conservative news outlet discussed his opposition to the deal with President Trump, The Post has learned.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/07/18/conservative-media-boss-told-trump-he-opposed-sinclair-tribune-merger/

‘The barrier to entry is zero’: Confessions of a social marketing exec on the crowded influencer marketing market – Digiday

‘The barrier to entry is zero’: Confessions of a social marketing exec on the crowded influencer marketing market – Digiday
— Read on digiday.com/marketing/barrier-entry-zero-confessions-social-marketing-exec-crowded-influencer-marketing-market/

Why American Music Festivals Almost Disappeared in the 1970s and ’80s | Consequence of Sound

Superhero movies are usually pretty simple. They’re tales of good vs. evil, crusaders vs. criminals, and heroes vs. villains. Sit down to nearly any superhero movie, and we instantly know who to root for and against. But what if matters were more complicated than that? What if one of the most infamous villains in all of comics actually turned out to be the hero? In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, we introduce a theory that suggests that The Joker was actually Gotham’s shining hope.
— Read on consequenceofsound.net/2018/07/american-music-festivals-1970s-and-1980s/

What Netflix’s Missing $9 Billion Tells Us About Spotify’s Business Model | Music Industry Blog

On Monday (July 16th), Netflix’s quarterly earnings missed targets, resulting in $9.1 billion being wiped off its market capitalisation due to twitchy investors jumping ship. To be clear, Netflix had a strong quarter, continuing to grow strongly in both the US – a much more saturated market for video subscriptions than for music – and internationally.…
— Read on musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/what-netflixs-missing-9-billion-tells-us-about-spoitfys-business-model/

David Massey Shares His Plans For Relaunching Arista Records and Returning to Sony: Exclusive | Billboard

David Massey, the newly named president/CEO of the rejuvenated Arista Records, declares returning to Sony Music Entertainment feels like “coming home.”
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8465966/david-massey-talks-plans-relaunching-arista-records

Music Modernization Act: In Senate, New Hurdles Mount Against as Clock Ticks | Billboard

The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still garnering accolades from all sides of the music business days after its passing.
— Read on www.billboard.com/articles/business/8465684/music-modernization-act-senate-hurdles-against-vote

EXCLUSIVE: Riverside gun store confronts Sacha Baron Cohen after he comes to business in disguise – Story | KTTV

A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on…
— Read on www.foxla.com/news/local-news/exclusive-riverside-gun-store-confronts-sacha-baron-cohen-after-he-comes-to-business-in-disguise

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Writing Business Book – Variety

Reed Hastings has inked a deal for a business book — promising to provide an insider’s account about Netflix and how it grew to become a major entertainment industry force. The book, slated to be published in 2019 by Penguin Press, will be co-written by business professor and writer Erin Meyer.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/netflix-reed-hastings-book-1202877057/