Creative Destruction in the Creative Industries:
How Technology is Changing Content Business Models
Technology has affected almost every aspect of the entertainment industries. It has reduced costs to produce some types of content, changed established release strategies, and introduced new distribution channels. While much discussion has focused on the extent to which new distribution methods like streaming may displace more traditional methods, less discussion has focused on how a range of new technologies together might affect the balance of power in the creative industries. For example, Netflix is using its ability to learn detailed preferences about its subscribers to develop its own content that might not have succeeded on other platforms. Superstar powerhouse Taylor Swift is able to selectively pull her work from platforms whose business models she doesn’t like. Are these harbingers of a shift in market power among the different groups of creative industries? The panel “Creative Destruction in the Creative Industries: How Technology is Changing Content Business Models” at the 2015 TPI Aspen Forum will bring together industry leaders to talk about these changes and their impact on the business of entertainment.
Speakers for the panel are:
Michael Herring, Chief Financial Officer, Pandora
Laura Martin, Senior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
Jean Prewitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Film & Television Alliance
Mark Silverstein, Corporate Development & Legal Counsel, Head of Product, Tech & Policy, Spotify
Michael Smith, Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
The 2015 Forum will also include panels on such topics as: Fall and Rise of the Regulatory State; Whose Rules? Internet Regulations in a Global Economy; Universal Service: Towards Broadband, Efficiency and Equity; Congress and the FCC after Title II; and Big Data, Privacy and the Internet of Things.
Register now to ensure your space at the conference. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.
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