Podcasts Gain Renaissance with Newfound Popularity

Advertisers have a hard time ignoring 8.3 million listeners. That’s the average audience for a single episode of NPR’s recent season of “Serial” – a true life exploration of the case of Adnan Syed. Serial’s success has helped begin a resurgence of podcast interest and production.

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The Top Companies with Great Employee Satisfaction

Finding a job is more than just finding a company that may want to actually hire you, it’s about finding the perfect fit. The average American work week currently stands at 47 hours. That’s a lot of time investment for any employee, and spending that time working for a company that doesn’t deliver what you want out of that investment will bring a lot of dissatisfaction. To help you avoid that situation, we’ve gathered together some of the entertainment industry’s companies with the highest employee satisfaction.

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Popularity of Live Events on the Rise

If TV killed the radio star, the Internet killed the video star. And musicians, once again, have had to retool how they get their income. In the latest role reversal, those with music jobs have increasingly turned to the live concert industry and corporate sponsors to make up the income lost from digital distribution. In the last two years, live concert industry revenue has grown by 50%.

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Copyright Law: What You Need to Know

For anyone who works in a creative field, copyright law is a major aspect affecting almost any creative work. Copyright law crosses all entertainment industries – music (with its use of “samples”), digital photography, film and journalism – and knowing the limits of creative production is paramount when pursuing new projects. So here’s a primer covering some of the basic rules of copyright law that you can use when you’re crafting your next big project.

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Taking Advantage of the Job Skills Shortage

Employers often say they can’t find what they need in job applicants. In the same breath, they also post a laundry list of required job skills to discourage candidates. In this market, a job seeker should be willing to challenge what’s necessary and read between the lines of a job post to know what’s really "required".

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