Billie Eilish Blows Up Mainstream; No Host at Emmys? Part 2 with Larry Namer

Billie Eilish Blows Up into the Mainstream. KOP follows up on the continuing rise of a young new music artist ushering in a new phase of pop culture for the next decade.
Billie Eilish

KOP answers a listener’s email about Billie Eilish that reads: 

Great review of Billie Eilish. First-time listener to your podcast, btw. So pardon me if this question is inappropriate. Is Billie Eilish an “industry plant”?

This is a common question raised in blogs and social media and I was hoping for a response from someone like you with industry knowledge and experience and the skills to know if Billie Eilish is a fake?

No Host at Emmys? Insiders say that a final decision is still weeks away as producers consider how to best celebrate the year’s biggest shows.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Plus, KOP concludes his conversation with Larry Namer, Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television.

Larry Namer

Larry Namer is an entertainment industry veteran with over 45 years of professional experience in cable television, live events, and new media. Larry is one of the co-founders of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, seen worldwide by hundreds of millions of cable subscribers.

After creating several other successful companies in the United States he took his focus overseas where he is now a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group (MGEG), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad.

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Conformity, Censorship, and Media Corporatization; Larry Namer and the Story of E!

KOP discusses Conformity and Censorship at the Cost of Media Corporatization.  The Vox Media Union walkout combined with a YouTube censorship cry from one of Vox’s YouTube hosts show the latest case of the above.

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While the mainstream media subliminally supports conformity and censorship, Publish Protocol recent published a whitepaper on the subject that stated, ”

The purpose of journalism is to provide the public with the information that is essential for them to make the best possible decisions about their livelihood, societies and governments. While every medium offers a particular voice and perspective, corporate media and consolidation enforce conformity and suppress views that fall short of a specified range of interest. The oligopolistic dominance enforces ideological conformity and distortion, and the great danger is in that it occurs so discreetly that the formation of critical thought is suppressed without anyone noticing. The sheer number of uniquely-branded publishers, broadcast stations and music labels suggests a deceptive impression that there is great diversity. In reality, however, there are only as many messages as the number of media conglomerates in the market, and alternative viewpoints are nearly non-existent. Choice then becomes an illusion, feigned diversity, and yet another form of censorship.

Good journalism also presents a voice for the marginalized and exposes injustice, thereby working to hold those in power accountable. When the media is run by business leaders in place of journalists, however, the pursuit of objectivity and truth is generally not a priority. The longtime mainstays of high-quality journalism, such as investigative journalism that has played a crucial role in driving major social changes, are shunned as they are seen cost-ineffective. Clientelist relations dictate what is published, turning the media into a convenient instrument for particularized interest. Publishers have effectively become mouthpieces for their respective owners and are failing to serve and empower the public as the fourth estate as socially bestowed. Deregulation has played a part in spearheading commercial exploitation within the media industry, which in turn has subverted the democratic role and value of journalism altogether. Journalistic integrity is no longer a virtue in the industry, and journalists are forced to give up their conviction in playing the critical role of “agitators” against injustice.

Larry Namer

Plus, KOP talks about the incredible story of E! Entertainment Television and the network’s rise to prominence with Larry Namer, Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television. Larry Namer is an entertainment industry veteran with over 45 years of professional experience in cable television, live events, and new media. Larry is one of the co-founders of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, seen worldwide by hundreds of millions of cable subscribers.

After creating several other successful companies in the United States he took his focus overseas where he is now a founding partner of Metan Global Entertainment Group (MGEG), a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for Chinese speaking audiences in China and abroad.

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Movie Stars on Game Shows; Lack of TV Transparency; WPLJ Says Goodbye

Movie stars are planted into some of our all-time favorite game shows.  Is streaming suffering from a lack of transparency?  How will the changing landscape fracture Netflix’s long-term stranglehold on the streaming spectrum?

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Also, KOP concludes his conversation with Los Angeles TV Host and Spokesperson Shannon O’ Dowd She is the co-author of the coming book, The Ultimate On-Camera Guidebook: Hosts*Experts*Influencers,  available on July 9th but available for pre-order now.

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