Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

by Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262534529
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 857,435
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Michael D. Smith is Professor of Information Systems and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. He is Codirector (with Rahul Telang) of the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA) at Carnegie Mellon.


Rahul Telang is Professor of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. He is Codirector (with Michael D. Smith) of the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA) at Carnegie Mellon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

I Good Times, Bad Times

1 House of Cards 3

2 Back in Time 17

3 For a Few Dollars More 31

4 The Perfect Storm 47

II Changes

5 Blockbusters and the Long Tail 63

6 Raised on Robbery 79

7 Power to the People 103

8 Revenge of the Nerds 117

9 Moneyball 133

III A New Hope

10 Pride and Prejudice 155

11 The Show Must Go On 175

Notes 187

Index 209

What People are Saying About This

David A. Bossert

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing examines the rise of data-driven marketing and the ability of artists to control content creation and distribution, which is completely disrupting entertainment industry norms. A must-read for any content creator.

Hal Varian

Smith and Telang have long been recognized as leading experts on the economics of the entertainment industry. Now they have distilled their findings from a decade of research about how the Internet is disrupting entertainment into a readable, authoritative, and insightful book. Anyone who wants to understand the uneasy relationship between tech and entertainment should read this book.

Matt Geiser

Smith and Telang are at the forefront of data analytics in the entertainment industry, and have produced a clear-eyed explanation of why big data are changing the industry, and how firms can use data analytics to profit from this change.

From the Publisher

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand how technology is reshaping the entertainment industries.

Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, author of The Long Tail

Smith and Telang have long been recognized as leading experts on the economics of the entertainment industry. Now they have distilled their findings from a decade of research about how the Internet is disrupting entertainment into a readable, authoritative, and insightful book. Anyone who wants to understand the uneasy relationship between tech and entertainment should read this book.

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

This book should spark a revolution of evidence-based decision making across the entertainment industries.

David Boyle, EVP Insight at BBC Worldwide; formerly with HarperCollins and EMI Music

Smith and Telang are at the forefront of data analytics in the entertainment industry, and have produced a clear-eyed explanation of why big data are changing the industry, and how firms can use data analytics to profit from this change.

Matt Geiser, CTO, Legendary Pictures

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing identifies the many ways technology is changing the entertainment business, and how these changes are shifting the foundations of our industry. If you work in publishing, music, or film, you need to read this book.

Ruth Vitale, CEO, CreativeFuture

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing examines the rise of data-driven marketing and the ability of artists to control content creation and distribution, which is completely disrupting entertainment industry norms. A must-read for any content creator.

David A. Bossert, producer and creative director at The Walt Disney Studios

Endorsement

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing examines the rise of data-driven marketing and the ability of artists to control content creation and distribution, which is completely disrupting entertainment industry norms. A must-read for any content creator.

David A. Bossert, producer and creative director at The Walt Disney Studios

Ruth Vitale

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing identifies the many ways technology is changing the entertainment business, and how these changes are shifting the foundations of our industry. If you work in publishing, music, or film, you need to read this book.

David Boyle

This book should spark a revolution of evidence-based decision making across the entertainment industries.

Chris Anderson

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand how technology is reshaping the entertainment industries.

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