The Sky Is Rising (2019 Edition)

A detailed look at the state of the entertainment industry

The data in this report show that, once again, the sky is rising. We are in, as Professor Joel Waldfogel has noted, a true “Digital Rennaissance.”1 No matter where you look, there are signs of an incredible abundance of not just creation of new content, but myriad ways to make money from that content. Contrary to clockwork complaints of content creation being killed off — all evidence points to an internet that has enabled stunning growth and opportunity for content. The internet has provided new tools and services that have enabled more creation, more distribution, more promotion, more access

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