In his latest 37-second Media Web Minute (are these things getting shorter?), MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman turns his attention to Condé Nast’s business magazine, Portfolio, which regular readers of Media Mob may know has been having a tough few weeks.
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Way back in March, the Department of Justice approved Sirius Satellite Radio’s plan to buyout its rival, XM, for $5 billion. The marriage officially took place in July with the formation of Sirius XM Radio Inc. And now finally the line-up of the new satellite radio provider is beginning to take shape. Read More
Another day, another online album release. But this time, from a somewhat surprising artist: Bob Dylan. His two-CD album Tell Tale Signs is the eighth volume in the fascinatingly uneven 17-year-old Bootleg Series; it will be available from midnight tomorrow (Spet. 30) through at least Oct. 7 on NPR Music. The Read More
Tickets for Oscar and Pulitzer winner Bob Dylan’s Prospect Park concert tonight are going for upward of $565 each, according to Gowanus Lounge. Meanwhile, tomorrow’s print Observer will have a story about a real estate deal that connects to Mr. Dylan.
Brooklyn Vegan reports that at 10 a.m. today, presale tickets go onsale for for an Aug. 12 Bob Dylan concert at the Prospect Park bandshell in Park Slope.
Only problem is you’ll need one of those pesky pre-sale passwords to buy them, and even the all-knowing Brooklyn Vegan isn’t Read More
Sony has come up with a creative way of generating revenue in the face of the industry-wide slump in music sales. The New York Times reports that executives at the company are tapping into the photo archives in the basement of its New York headquarters, and are expected today to announce a Read More
The soundtrack for NBC’s popular superhero drama, Heroes, will hit stores on March 18, bringing fans 18 songs from the show that mix the old (Bob Dylan and David Bowie — the Bowie track is "Heroes," obvs!), with the new (Wilco, Panic! at the Disco, and Imogen Heap), according to The Hollywood Read More
Everybody needs to stop complaining about Chan Marshall. If I hear another person talk about how she has smoothed over the rough edges that made her so great and eradicated all the warts-and-all charm from her repertoire, I’m going to spit.
Just a year ago, after releasing the strongest album by far of her career, Read More
Director Todd Haynes’ latest project, I’m Not There, an Indie about the life of Bob Dylan, has exceeded expectations at the box office. During its limited, five-day release, the film grossed over a million bucks, and the Oscar buzz has already begun. (Namely, industry insiders and critics have been alight over a winning Read More
I’M NOT THERE
Running Time 135 minutes
Directed by Todd Haynes
Written by Todd Haynes and Oren Moverman
Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger
Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, from a screenplay by Mr. Haynes and Oren Moverman, has convinced me that Mr. Haynes knows infinitely more about Bob Dylan, his life, his times Read More