Matthew Blake

Reporter (Media and Entertainment)

Email: mblake@labusinessjournal.com
Phone: 323-549-5225

Recent Stories

Live Nation Runs Lap Around Other Promoters

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. makes more money in ticket sales from its artists' shows than the company’s top 15 global competitors combined.

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Will LA Stall Netflix Plan?

ENTERTAINMENT: Deal for Egyptian may face hurdles

Netflix Inc. may face hurdles in its quest to buy an iconic Hollywood theater.

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UTA Adds Sports Agents, Aims for Crossover Deals

United Talent Agency has hired LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul to run the agency’s new sports division — the latest instance of Hollywood talent agencies shifting their business models beyond entertainment industry representation.

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LA Weekly Owners Quietly Settle Dispute

A dispute between the owners of LA Weekly has quietly settled, but the alternative paper’s future remains unclear as the publication has reduced its size and cut back on distribution.

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Warner Sets Streaming Plan

ENTERTAINMENT: HBO Max enters growing field

ENTERTAINMENT: HBO Max enters growing field

Live Nation Clears Hurdle to Purchase Promoter

ENTERTAINMENT: Acquisition of MCD Productions would boost company’s international expansion

EVENT PROMOTION Live Nation Entertainment’s acquisition of MCD Productions clears hurdle

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Writers, Agents Face Long Fight

ENTERTAINMENT: Dispute could last years, alter industry

ENTERTAINMENT: Dispute could last years, alter industry

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Former StyleHaul Executive Indicted for Embezzlement

The former controller for digital media company StyleHaul Inc. was indicted July 9 on charges of embezzling $22 million from the now defunct Hollywood outfit.

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WarnerMedia Joins Field of Streams

WarnerMedia announced July 9 the launch of HBO Max, its entry into the increasingly crowded digital streaming field.

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Getting In tune

Management and workers both benefit from unionization at KCRW, KPCC

Management and workers both benefit from unionization at KCRW, KPCC

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