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Stream Ripping: How Google/YouTube Is Slowly Killing the Music Industry

Imagine a world where an Internet “machine” allows you to own any song, free of charge. After a certain amount of time, year after year, free song after free song, the populace will grow to think music is free. It will learn to expect music to be free. They’ll even begin to believe that music should be free. As by far the largest music streamer, that is what YouTube has been doing to music for the better part of a decade – designing an environment, intentionally or not, that is slowly killing the incentive for one of man’s most influential creative outputs.

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The Republican Social Media Race: Guess Who’s #Winning

It seems hard to imagine that the winner of the 2016 Presidential Election will not also win another important race… the social media race. In today’s hyper-connected world, the candidate that inspires enough of the population to eventually win the election will likely also have excited enough of the public to “follow” her or him on their various social media networks.

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GOP Trump Haters, Stop Your Free Bleeding

People can change worldviews. I did. That’s me, the only faithfully-married Hispanic pictured with Hillary in 2007… 40 pounds heavier and pocketbook lighter after forking over the required campaign donation to attend a “young Hollywood” fundraiser.

How Hollywood Conservatives Are Gay

Not long ago, my wife and I had a dinner meeting with two business colleagues. To call it a dinner is actually a bit of a stretch. It was a tasting of appetizers for an event we would be hosting

Mr. Trump, Your Argument Against China Just Got Stronger

On April 3rd, Chinese artist and citizen investigator Ai Weiwei was taken into custody by his government while attempting to fly from Beijing to Hong Kong. Initially, Chinese law enforcement would not disclose the reason, but yesterday announced they were

Correction Request: The Los Angeles Times

Dear Los Angeles Times Editor, In a report published on July 21, 2010, the Los Angeles Times incorrectly claimed that an article that I wrote on an August 10, 2009 National Endowment for the Arts conference call was somehow “misleading”

Correction Request: The Los Angeles Times

Dear Los Angeles Times Editor, In a report published on July 21, 2010, the Los Angeles Times incorrectly claimed that an article that I wrote on an August 10, 2009 National Endowment for the Arts conference call was somehow “misleading”

NEA, PBS, & The Artful Abuse of Taxpayer Airwaves

For those inclined to believe in the purity of public broadcasting, or naïve enough to feel it immune to financial pressures, I present to you this Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour. In the first nationally televised interview with the Chairman of the

ObamaVision: What (4th Place) CNN Chose Not to Report

Which network was it that was accused of broadcasting opinion journalism masquerading as news? On Friday, during the “CNN Newsroom” hour, the network broadcast a story of the White House’s use of Hollywood to promote national service. Your humble Big

Open Letter to Congress Regarding NEA Chairman's Statement

I’m writing in regards to Chairman Landesman’s response to Senator Enzi’s National Endowment for the Arts inquiry (below). I want to first thank Senator Enzi and the other Senators for taking the time to compose the inquiry. I also want

The Big Truth: Selling White House Policy Through Art

A few days ago I received a call from my cousin. He’d been hearing some chatter from the family about something happening with a series of NEA articles that I’d written for Big Hollywood and wanted to find out from

The Big Truth: Selling White House Policy Through Art

A few days ago I received a call from my cousin. He’d been hearing some chatter from the family about something happening with a series of NEA articles that I’d written for Big Hollywood and wanted to find out from