Creative Not Corporate Pop Culture and Media Podcast

Creative Not Corporate Pop Culture and Media Podcast

Creative Not Corporate talks about everything Pop Culture and Media. We follow everything from Movies to TV to Music to Radio and we talk about how corporate influence corrupts the creativity in everything watch, listen and read. Hosted by the @kingofpodcasts.... Show More

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August 22, 2019 72 min
More of KOP's tribute to WKTU radio legend Paco Navarro, the legendary New York DJ who brought the sound of disco and dance music to a large loyal diverse listenership.  KOP continues his conversation with veteran record producer, event promoter and radio programmer Eddie Mercado. Headlines: What the music industry could learn from Old Town Road's chart-breaking success.  SpiderMan and Sony Split Taylor Swift Says She'll Re-Re...
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KOP pays tribute to Paco Navarro, the legendary New York DJ who brought the sound of disco and dance music to a large loyal diverse listenership. He passed away earlier this month at age 82. The New York Times wrote the following about Navarro's passing Manuel Francisco “Paco” Navarro , a disc jockey who became the sultry voice of disco in New York City in the late 1970s, helping WKTU-FM become the highest-rated radio station in t...
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Disney+ Lays Down the Gauntlet on Netflix with a Blockbuster Bundle. Disney will offer a bundle package of its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th. The Verge explains:   At $12.99, the bundle is cheaper than or on par with competitive streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It’s also significantly cheaper than HBO Max’s rumored streaming price of ...
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"Old Town Road" Breaks Billboard Record and Pinnacles New Music Revolution. "Old Town Road" Breaks a Billboard Record and Revises the all-time record of the Billboard Hot 100. As Billboard stated, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, claims one of the most prized records in the Billboard Hot 100's 60-year history as it spends an unprecedented 17th week at No. 1. "Road" bests the previous record of 16 weeks first...
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Both DirecTV and Netflix take a dive as subscribers leave the satellite but not enough go digital. Netflix loses a billion dollars in a day, and DirecTV and AT&T lose about a million subscribers according to their quarterly reports. Plus KOP analyzes how good is the chance "Old Town Road" can break the all-time Billboard Hot 100 record for the most weeks at number one. Plus, more of KOPs chat with actor and comedian Jason Stuart, t...
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KOP talks to Veteran Film and TV Actor and Comedian Jason Stuart, Author of Shut Up, I’m Talking: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making it to the Middle You’ve seen Jason Stuart before, whether you recognize him from his roles on TV shows from “My Wife and Kids” to Judd Apatow’s “Love,” his decades of prominence as one of the first openly gay stand-up comedians (he came out on “Geraldo”), or from his masterful character work in dozens...
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Rolling Stone Challenges Billboard For the Top of the Charts. KOP discusses the interesting choice by the heritage rock magazine to challenge chart supremacy for the first time in over a decade. What does it mean to be popular? That’s a question that music fans and music makers alike have asked for ages — but recently with more urgency than ever before, as listening patterns in the digital age shift and splinter. There are now do...
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Critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor Eric Schumacher talks about the superhero movie stranglehold and the ensuing digital streaming battle against Netflix. Eric Schumacher is a critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor, producer, and director. Eric has produced or directed industrial videos, commercials, feature films, short films, web series, music videos and more. Eric has extensive experience in ente...
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Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies. The WGA Rejects ATA Offer and now seeks individual talks with the top 9 agencies. Variety reports the Writers Guild of America has called off negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents in favor of pursuing individual talks with nine top agencies as it enforces a total ban on packaging fees and affiliated production for agents representing guild members. Bad podcasting will t...
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Billie Eilish Blows Up into the Mainstream. KOP follows up on the continuing rise of a young new music artist ushering in a new phase of pop culture for the next decade. KOP answers a listener email that reads:  Great review of Billie Eilish. First-time listener to your podcast, btw. So pardon me if this question is inappropriate. Is Billie Eilish an "industry plant"? This is a common question raised in blogs and social media and...
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KOP discusses Conformity and Censorship at the Cost of Media Corporatization.  The Vox Media Union walkout combined with a YouTube censorship cry from one of Vox's YouTube hosts show the latest case of the above.  While the mainstream media subliminally supports conformity and censorship, Publish Protocol recent published a whitepaper on the subject that stated, " The purpose of journalism is to provide the public with the inform...
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Movie stars are planted into some of our all-time favorite game shows.  Is streaming suffering from a lack of transparency?  How will the changing landscape fracture Netflix's long-term stranglehold on the streaming spectrum?  Stories discussed include:  What Do Showrunners Look for When Staffing a Writers Room? TV Game Shows Increasingly Reel In Movie Star Hosts TV Long View: Streaming Future Suffers From Lack of Transparency ...
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TV classics create a new social conversation. KOP gives his takeaways on "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons on ABC." Shock Jock Radio is Dead as Howard Stern's new book fails to hold on as a top bestseller. Radio industry vets weigh what happened.   Plus, WGA-ATA Talks back on,  the disruptors of streaming video services, Network TV in 2019, and why Netflix isn't the future ...
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Several stories targeting the upcoming fall season of network TV pop up. A story pops up about the state of the Music Industry.  Critics write that there are not enough women, color or gender in each media. KOP examines the claims made.  Plus, a radio business publication picks up the Data Face study that KOP spoke about months ago.  The article he cites is titled, "Does Radio ‘Lag Behind’ Streaming On New Music?"  Also, KOP gives...
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SI Swimsuit Issue Shocks Readers... cue feigning outrage, and KOP welcomes back University of Florida communications professor Andrew Selepak to talk about GenZ and the Diverse and Segmented Media. Sports Illustrated tells swimsuit issue buyers "It's Time to Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew about the SI Swimsuit Issue. They state:  "The issue celebrates beauty in all its forms. Pretty faces? Yes — but also so much more. Mot...
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Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones show that creative patience pays off. KOP talks about how well-told stories and appointment viewing are still possible to the attention deprived, binge-watcher.  Plus, KOP talks Hollywood: Writers Guild Expanding Staffing Submission System Without Agents.  88 Percent of Showrunners Are White, WGA West Finds.  Disney Streaming Deal Will Blow Up The Cable Universe.   Netflix will have no cho...
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More of KOP's featured conversation on the future of digital media and journalism's journey back to credibility with marketing and communications professional Nicole Jordan. KOP welcomes back marketing and communications professional Nicole Jordan, the founder of her own independent PR firm, Radix Collective.  We discuss several points made in a recent article in the Vassar Public Review, titled “The public is the enemy of good j...
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KOP discusses the issues affecting the state of digital media and the overall survival of journalism with marketing and communications professional Nicole Jordan. Nicole started her career in Silicon Valley during the tech boom, where she worked on launching and maintaining marketing programs for companies that play in the space where digital media, the web, and consumer products converge. Some of those companies have included Appl...
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Billie Eilish breaks through the mainstream barrier and brings a fresh new sound to modern music all the way to the top of the Billboard charts.  KOP profiles her ongoing ride to inevitable superstar status and what we can learn from her creativity and confidence so early into her career. Plus, digital media learns what it's like to be in corporate radio with the story of one company being acquired by a vulturous private equity gro...
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Time Running Out For New WGA-ATA Deal as the expiration of their franchise agreement approaches.  Plus, iHeartMedia Prepares for Possible I.P.O. even while bankrupt, Netflix fuels the pipeline for more content and now fuels the race for studio space. Plus, KOP interviews Patrick Kilpatrick, a veteran actor who has appeared in over 170 hit films and TV shows largely as a villain — from Steven Spielberg’s MINORITY REPORT to James ...
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