Closing Windows?

Digital Media Law

There's usually an exclusive DVD window before the pay-per-view release, with the window averaging 37 days this year, up from 32 days last year, says research firm SNL Kagan. Tags: home video release windows PPV residuals Interesting email from my satellite company today. DirecTV urges me to order Julie & Julia on PPV.

@TaylorSwift13 Thinks Outside the Stream to Bridge the Value Gap

Music Technology Policy

Also factored in is the cost of the faux legality of piracy on DMCA-protected services which also must be managed in order for windowing to work. Because Taylor Swift has four–count ’em–four albums that sold over one million copies in their first week of US release.

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Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives ] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Garth Brooks Says I’ll Take The 80, They Can Have the 20

Music Technology Policy

And naturally, the “mistake” he’s accused of making is that he didn’t cut the digital services in on the release. There’s an increasing number of in-demand artists who believe that holding their records off of the streaming services actually increases their sales, at least in the initial post-release window. And of course no one is more disturbed about this window effect than the streaming services.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.