Download first seven issues for freeIssue 17 (Abridged)
In Issue 17 (Abridged)
Issue 18 (Abridged)
In Issue 18 (Abridged)
CREATIVE Q&A: Holition is a UK creative digital agency that has developed technology that could break through the future of luxury-brand shopping by combining brand marketing, digital retail and branded entertainment
BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: GD Entertainment Fund is a new Luxembourg-based investment operation that believes TV, film and games sectors are part of an international creative gold mine that can yield dividends from medium to long-term investments. Co-CEO Julio Fraile explains why while also having some fun playing our US$1bn BDB fantasy game.
TechMutiny - Issue No. 5
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Issue 16 (Abridged)
In Issue 16 (Abridged)
the land that introduced the world to the Bossa Nova is about to host the World Cup and Olympic Games. Yet, it isn’t celebrating as citizens hit the streets to protest against misuse of power; so why do its creative businesses continue to inspire?
the prolific UK
composer, producer, performer has his music played somewhere, sometime, all the
time; the quintessential musician demonstrates how a dynamic career in popular
music isn’t always about sales and downloads
the most profitable video-games publisher became so successful, it could afford to buy itself out. Although the sector isn’t all dungeons and dragons, it is competitive, and the next generation of digital games could end up biting Activision where it hurts; learn why
Paul Forrest’s track record in the precarious world of film funding is pretty good. As well as giving tips on film financing, the Ecaveo Capital investor tells MTF why he would love to have backed Stanley Kubrick, the Tour de France and limited-edition Montblanc pens
TechMutiny - Issue No. 4
In TechMutiny - Issue No. 4
The quarterly newsletter that keeps track of new technology breaking the boundaries that surround media platforms and content, and the technologists making a difference. This issue's themes: Yahoo!'s acquisition binge; wearable tech; disruptive TV; and London Mayor's take on UK tech investment; PLUS regular features - Disruption Directory, Numbers that Count, and Start-Ups' Standpoint
Issue 15 (Abridged)
In Issue 15 (Abridged)
SINGAPORE: The city-state is popular among investors for its abundant richness in terms of wealth; to maintain its status in the global financial market, the government has turned to propping up its fragile creative sectors
ROCKABOX: This London-based media, marketing and tech firm wants to rock the growing digital-advertising world with a new format designed to open the windows on how brands can stand out in an overcrowded market; see what you think of its Shutters format
ADIDAS GROUP: Adidas is focused on triumph in its on-going battle against global sports-goods market leader Nike; creativity, including media production and ownership via music, fashion and sports, of course, is key to its strategy
BILLION DOLLAR BLAST spotlight is on Serge Taborin, of UK investment firm Digital Archant Ventures; with his fictional $1bn, he would love to buy soccer giant Chelsea FC, sports video games, and the movie Rocky. He tells MTF why
TechMutiny - Issue No. 3
In TechMutiny - Issue No. 3
The quarterly newsletter that keeps track of technology breaking the boundaries that surround traditional media and content platforms, and the technologists making a difference. This issue is a global media partner to MIPCube 2013, the international event debating the future of TV and the role of the ever-evolving digital-media technology, at Cannes
Issue 14 (Abridged)
In Issue 14 (Abridged)
Issue 14 (Abridged)
Bertelsmann is not the only German media colossus hiking its investment in the creative sectors with mergers and acquisitions; rivals at home and abroad are also busy plotting long-term for a stake in the country’s industry
talks to MTF about how a brand (Red Bull) and a fast-growing multi-platform global media group (Red Bull Media House) helped him make aeronautical history after he literally jumped from the edge of outer space without any mechanical aid.
It has been described as the “terrorist
network” while winning awards for insightful journalism covering the war-torn Middle
East. Read why its dependence on the affluent Qatar government is giving Al
Jazeera problems answering its critics.
Why content creators should start taking e-book readers seriously this year - in this issue’s MTF Forum.
Issue 13 (Abridged)
In Issue 13 (Abridged)
THE NETHERLANDS: A significant portion of the geographical landscape might be below sea level, but when it comes to international business, digital-savvy citizens and creative vitality, the Netherlands more than rises to the occasion.
HIDE&SEEK: Melding Internet-delivered digital games with outdoor games needs ingenuity; this London/New York games designer has succeeded in doing so and insists online-video entertainment could learn a great deal from the digital-games business.
LIBERTY MEDIA: It is almost impossible to know whether the inscrutable John Malone loves watching TV, listening to music, or going to concerts. But the US billionaire mogul’s international corporation makes a lot of money out of them.
THE BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: Maurice Samuel, new chief economist at UK copyright organisation PRS for Music, analyses the millions of Internet-propelled data needed to protect rights owners’ income. But if money were no object, carnivals, foreign-language movies and exotic travel would be among his indulgences.
TechMutiny - Issue No. 2
In TechMutiny - Issue No. 2
The quarterly newsletter that keeps track of new technology breaking the boundaries that surround media platforms and content, and the technologists making a difference.
Issue 12 (Abridged)
In Issue 12 (Abridged)
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Avatar are Hollywood box-office hits made in New Zealand. Although the economy’s small size has led to brain-drain crises in the past, international success in movies, TV, music, games and sport is luring in outside talent worldwide
This UK production powerhouse has worked with the who’s who in global entertainment and brands, including Daniel Craig, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Bigelow, BMW and Sony. Head of sales Damiano Vukotic discusses filmmaking’s future in digital media
BERTELSMANN: Europe’s biggest media conglomerate is nearly two centuries old, and continues to rely on old media for its revenues. But it declared war in the digital space when it recently agreed for subsidiary Random House, the world’s biggest consumer-book publisher, to merge with the iconic Penguin Books. Read on to find out why
David Grover is the kind of money man the international media industry loves. In MTF’s fantasy game, it seems ING Bank’s head of media finance would spare no expense for the company of creative geniuses Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Elon Musk
Issue 11 (Abridged)
In Issue 11 (Abridged)
IN THE FULL EDITION, DISCOVER...
NEWS DIGESTS: the latest on investments in the creative sectors: film, TV, music, architecture/design, out-of-home entertainment, books/print, ads & marketing, sport, games, fashion/luxury, photography/art, copyright
Country Profile on SOUTH KOREA: Delve into its creative and tech sectors, and you enter the dragon economy. From Samsung Electronics’ lead in the global smartphone sector to global music-video sensation Gangnam Style, via K-Pop’s invasion of the US music sector, this country has the hallmarks of a ‘one to watch, and to always keep watching’
Creative Q&A with: NEXUS INTERACTIVE ARTS: Directors at this energetic London-based interactive-production studio are the club DJs of the audio-visual world
Corporate profile: LOUIS VUITTON: The No.1 luxury-goods brand is not just France’s top designer label fashioned by Marc Jacobs, a maverick famous for wearing skirts at events. It has been investing in the arts since its 19th-century foundations. Now, it uses digital media to make its interests in fine arts, film, animation and sports more accessible
THE BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: Simon Cowell, the mind behind global reality-TV hits Got Talent and The X Factor, discloses some of his favourite contestants and winners in his talent shows
TechMutiny - Issue No. 1
In TechMutiny - Issue No. 1
The quarterly newsletter that keeps track of technology breaking the boundaries that surround traditional media and content platforms, and the technologists making a difference.
Issue 10 (Abridged)
In Issue 10 (Abridged)
THE BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: An MTF interview with fashion designer Anya Hindmarch is one item in this issue’s investor fantasy game with a twist. The UK is the guest investor. This report is packed with facts and figures from Stella McCartney, Julian Fellowes, the Harry Potter movies’ director, Working Title Films (producers of Bridget Jones, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, ), and other UK creative luminaries
Plus, in this abridged edition, snapshots of reports and features in MTF Issue No. 10
Country Profile on: SWEDEN, Lest we forget, from ABBA to Swedish House Mafia, from Ingmar Bergman to Ingrid Bergman, from Stieg Larsson to Pippi Longstocking, from games franchise Battlefield to Minecraft, there is much more to Sweden than blond-wood furniture at IKEA
Creative Q&A with: MIND CANDY, London-based Mind Candy is a creative start-up’s ideal role model. The creator of Moshi Monsters, the kids’ online game, is worth US$200m and could soon be everywhere, from the cinema’s big screen to small mobile devices. How sweet!
Corporate Profile on: AMAZON.com, Amazon has risen from tiny online bookstore to global creator and seller of media and entertainment. But is CEO Jeff Bezos an eccentric Willy Wonka of online commerce or is he the genius that Apple, Google and Facebook should be wary of?
MTF DIARY: Media and entertainment events worldwide
MTF DIARY: Media and entertainment events worldwide
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Issue 9 (Abridged)
In Issue 9 (Abridged)
NEWS on music, film, TV and copyright in China; Warner Bros; Sony Pictures Television; Coca-Cola Beat TV; LVMH; EMI Music Publishing; Skrillex; Motown’s Berry Gordy; LiveMusicStage.com; Bridal dress at Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding; Sarah Jessica Parker
Country Profile on: ISRAEL, In media and entertainment, the Middle East state does not appear to have much going for it: a desert landscape, a tiny population plus entrenched conflicts with its geographical neighbours. But its potential media-technology prowess is already here
Creative Q&A with: NICE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, Nordic-noir TV and movies might have got us gripped with Scandinavia’s dark psyche, but this regional production powerhouse has the foundations to be a dynamic European entertainment studio
Corporate Profile on: WARNER MUSIC GROUP, Home to recording hits by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and Ed Sheeran, this major record company used to be envied for its innovation and daring; in today’s embattled global music industry, discover how it is holding its own
Billion Dollar Blast fantasy game spotlight is on Inmaculada Martinez, of Opus Corporate Finance LLP
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Issue 8 (Abridged)
In Issue 8 (Abridged)
NEWS: Film, Television, Music, Games, Fashion, Books, Art,
Architecture, Advertising, Live entertainment,Sports, Copyright
Corporate Profile on: Facebook, can the billion-dollar social-media
behemoth help the creative industries also make money with its
Creative Q&A with: Thinkwell, the California firm entrusted with
turning Harry Potter into a live experience has already used high-tech
to create ski slopes in Dubai and bring Jurassic Park to life in Japan;
who said fantasies can’t come true?
Region Profile on: Nashville, home of country music is reinventing
itself as the US third entertainment hub after NYC and LA
Billion Dollar Blast fantasy game spotlight is on Silicon Valley
Bank’s Oscar Jazdowski
In Issue 7
MIPCube Supplement: Expect explosive debates when TV meets disruptive technology at new MIPCube event in Cannes. What’s love of business got to do with it? Everything says keynoter Cindy Gallop, who discusses TV’s future and the porn business in our exclusive interview. Disruptive or what?
In Issue 6
NEW!!! Architecture News. MTF could no longer ignore investors’ continuing commitment to architectural creativity
FINLAND: Creativity in a cold climate. This small Nordic state stylishly melds a history in design and architecture with a future in advanced games technology - Sublime!
BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: Steve Kennedy, mentor at many start-up ventures, talks value in sci-fi and 1970s punk
In Issue 5
An abridged issue No. 5: News on Endemol,
Taylor, Zynga, Madonna, Amazon.com, Third Reich photography, Anheuser-Busch, Whitney Biennial, Justin Bieber, Google Books, Tottenham Hotspur and more...pages 3-13
A Happy New Year editorial:
A CREATIVE 2012 BECKONS; BRING IT ON!
In Issue 4
In Issue 3
In Issue 2
News of major developments in the creative sectors - from the film industry to copyright issues via music, out-of-home entertainment and the world of fashion
AUSTRALIA: The continent might be small in size, but it talks and delivers big in media and entertainment...page 14
MUSION: Holograms of Madonna and Will-i-am, created by a media-technology company you have never heard of, are not illusions. Prepare to be dazzled...page 24
GOOGLE: A technology company? A media company? An entertainment company? Or going schizophrenic?...page 32
THE BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: Which investor is betting big on culture in this fun fantasy format?...page 38
NEW!!! The MTF Diary - conferences, seminars and events centred on creativity, investment and related topics around the world
In Issue 1
INDIA: Discover who is investing in the super sub- continent’s creative businesses.
ZYNGA: See what the company’s top product-development executive says about games investments.
THE BILLION DOLLAR BLAST: What will you spend US$1bn on? MTF’s guest investor bets big in this fantasy format.
RED BULL: Not just a drinks firm; who knew?
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