Plans to Acquire Musicians Desk Reference and Define a Path for Creative Economies and Artists

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Education, Innovation, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

In the 21st century digital economy, it’s important to notice the affect technology has played, both good and bad, for professionals working in media. While it has helped give birth to thriving verticals such as VR, AR, Video Games, and Podcasting, it has left other media verticals such as News, Film, Music, Radio, and Publishing scrambling to identify long term … Read More

Media Technology + Venture Capital Panel At Funded House

John ZozzaroFeatured, Innovation, Venture Capital

Special Funded House programming during SXSW 2019 has arrived! Funded House does not require a badge, but you must apply here. Meet the panelists: Ted Cohen Known in entertainment & tech as “part connector/part evangelist,” Ted Cohen is Head of Corporate Development for MediaTech Ventures and the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consultancy. As SVP of EMI Music, … Read More

Serving Celebrities in Venture Capital

Paul O'BrienOpportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based alternative investment venture capital firm, announced this week the launch of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, a company providing venture-focused services to “celebrities” in the music, eSports, and influencer markets. Reflective of the work we’re doing with companies and in corporate innovation, we’re thrilled by what LOUD Capital, and other venture groups like it, are doing as … Read More

The Triple Upside of Mitigating Innovation Risks

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation, Opportunity, Venture Capital

Throughout the history of innovation, organizations that have seen long term success with continued growth have traditionally practiced innovation internally, dedicating large amounts of resources to the practice. There are many variations to how organizations label their practices of innovation, usually better known as R&D, intrapreneurship, and hackathons. Identifying just how much organizations invest in innovation varies drastically, Forbes recognizing … Read More

Venture Capital Firm Investment in Entertainment Companies

Paul O'BrienVenture Capital5 Comments

Investment in “entertainment” (worded as such) is tough to explain and guide.  Appreciate that the production of entertainment (a film, music, or game) is a creative asset and rarely considered the opportunity in wealth might invest – generally that’s considered financing and we shared a bit about getting a film financed, as an example, here. Note, investors seek a return … Read More

Silicon Valley Bets Big On The Indie Music Industry

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

If you haven’t heard by now, United Masters received $70mil from companies like Alphabet Inc. Andreessen Horowitz, and Twentieth Century Fox, to disrupt record labels.  United Masters is currently run by Steve Stoute, former president of Interscope Records. When you visit their website you’ll find statements like, “For too long, artists have had to surrender their independence and creative freedom to make it in … Read More

Austin MediaTech Week

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Education, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital11 Comments

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Want to cut to the chase?  November 6th throughout Austin, technology talks, studio tours, podcast interviews, VR and gaming events, and more.  Get right into the schedule to RSVP here. You’re asking yourself what is it about Austin, Texas?  We keep hearing about the exuberance for startups, it’s role as a music capital, SXSW and ACL, an ever growing population, … Read More