Posts on: business
Jan 19, 2014
@ 4:20 pm
A deal negotiated with the N.B.A. and four former American Basketball Association teams would end television revenue payments to Ozzie and Daniel Silna, brothers who owned a now-defunct A.B.A. team.
Given the state of the NBA in the ’70s and even early ’80s, this wasn’t exactly a con job, but boy, did these guys make a shrewd deal.
Oct 19, 2010
@ 11:53 am
This has already got me thinking about a hundred different scenarios for the future of music. It also, oddly, sounds like medieval times, where art (or should I say content) was commissioned by the rich. Everything old is new again?
Aug 31, 2009
@ 7:05 am
I’m nearly the total opposite—though I didn’t despise Marvel, I guess I was more of a DC kid—and hope this doesn’t mean we’ll start to see Spider-Man, Wolverine and the Fantastic Four traipsing around Disneyland anytime soon. Actually, I shudder to think of such blasphemy.
Young Matthew would be so mortified about this. I spent my entire childhood and adolescence despising Disney with an unreasonable intensity, all the while being obsessed with Marvel Comics. And here we are. I wonder if this will have any noticeable effect on the actual comics…