a16z: On Marrying Entertainment and Technology Marc Andreessen interviews Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg. While I enjoyed learning about their new mobile video platform, Quibi, I found their discussion about the economics of television shows particularly interesting. I had no idea that production costs for a major network television show could approach $100,000/minute. I now understand why historically HBO, and now Amazon and Netflix, with their subscription models always seem to produce better content than the major television networks that rely on ad sales to fund programming.
Broken Record: Nashville Revolution: Bobby Braddock, Don Schiltz, and Don Henry. Malcolm Gladwell interviews three songwriters as they share their stories, talk shop and play some of their songs they’ve written over the last 40+ years in country music. As someone who doesn’t consider themselves a creative, I always find it fascinating when I get a glimpse behind the curtain and see the process of making art.
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