Hip hop, as a business, is on the slow downward slope of its peak of several years ago. The traditional music industry as a whole is crumbling under assault from online distribution. And print magazines, of course, are one of the most perilous business ventures in all media. So the launch this month of the print-based Hip Hop Business Journal is truly an idea that takes after one of its cultural heroes; it combines Tupac Shakur’s heedless, go-for-it bravery, his headstrong pride, and his inevitable tendency to die young.
Posted by Karol at 10:53 AM
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And then Elton John will take it over and turn it to shit…
Apropos of nothing; tonight is the UK release of the Sex and the city film. It is also the night the TV has England v USA on TV (they moved our version of “The Apprentice” to last night for this too). I think this is a masterstroke of marketing, ensuring capacity (female majority) audiences for the opening.
According to the NY Sun, there is a start up paper , The Palo Alto Daily Post, now in Silicon Valley.
Price for a Missed Goal
Heresy in Silicon Valley: Traditional Newspaper Launches
By JOSH GERSTEIN, Staff Reporter of the Sun
May 28, 2008
PALO ALTO, Calif.