Jamarlin talks to Tony Effik, SVP of Client Strategy at NBCUniversal, about where the digital media business is going. Tony talks about directing strategy across the largest multi-billion dollar media portfolio, opportunities with subscriptions, and the business of podcasting. They debate whether there is a bubble developing with podcasting and whether podcasting benefits from Google and Facebook’s advertising claws are not being in the pot yet. They also discuss Silicon Valley’s love affair with MBS and how much regulation is needed to check psychopathic corporate behavior when dealing with massive data and user scale.
Jamarlin talks to Alvin Blanco, managing editor of HipHopWired, about #MeToo, allegations against Michael Jackson, and they revisit Spotify’s efforts at censorship. They also discuss the gentrification of the term “woke” and how Vanity Fair used it to describe Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, culture vultures in digital media, and Jay-Z’s legacy.