Ah. I see Telecom has said (it's paywalled on NBR) that it plans to produce no local content as part of ShowmeTV. Which means it's set on a contest with Sky that it basically can't win. Brilliant.
Yes. I want to hear more about using Apple TV -- which is a vastly superior device to anything inside a smart TV.
Unfortunately, I'm also a sports fan, which means I won't be able to dump Sky any time soon ...
Sorry are you saying a Telecom venture should do that? They’d never be able to monetise that and/or gain the sort of scale they operate at. I think it’s (very) valid as a differentiator on your broader television play, but not as a standalone play. Not for them anyway.
Oh, absolutely -- it's a differentiator with significant potential benefits as time passes.
Deborah Hill Cone fronts about her column. Fair enough.
Regarding Phil Warren, is his son Peter “Rooda” Warren, drummer for DD Smash in their early-mid ’80s heyday ? If so, whatever happened to him ? Any ideas, please ?
No, no relation. Peter Warren has been in the UK most of the time since DD Smash, still playing music I think. He was back in the country late last year for for Dave Dobbyn's Silver Scrolls Hall of Fame. Nice chap. Doesn't have the hair any more.
Everyone interesting (Islander/Keri for example) has left PAS, bullies like Craig Ranapia who are friends of Russel get free rein – and they know it. I’ve given up myself. This used to be a good place, but this begging is just shameful. I’ve had it. Goodbye.
I’ll do you the credit of assuming you’re having a very bad day because I have no idea what’s brought this on.
I would note that when I ask Craig to pull his head in, he does so. By contrast, I had to close a thread after you and another commenter ignored my repeated request that you stop attacking someone else in the discussion.
And “begging”? “Shameful”? This site has been running for more than 11 years (Hard News itself is headed for a quarter century). It occupies more of my time than any other work I do, and adding discussions made that only more so. I don’t think you have a clue of the commitment this entails. Spare me the lecture. Come back when you’re not so angry.
I wonder does Lorde (Ella/Joel) get live performance royalties from the Springsteen concert cover?
How does that work?
Is it based on crowd size or door take?
I'm not sure of the exact formula, but it's a performing right fee and is collected by Apra from the promoter's take.
Not to derail the thread Russell – I shall come back later about yr piece (Greg has requested the rate cards)…
Which should be read as aspirational literature rather than a list of actual prices :-)
Suggestion from Twitter: Springsteen opens with 'Be Mine Tonight'.
I could get behind that.