The fragmented and consolidated industry that is the modern-day economy is so prevalent that it is almost impossible to imagine a time when it wasn’t happening. The technology that is available in the forms of computers, tablets, smartphones, and the Internet has allowed people to connect, exchange, and create with ease. The Internet has given rise to many different industries which include software, media, music, fashion, and even the arts.
The fragmented and consolidated economy is an area that we are studying in depth at our new institute, called the Institute for the Future of Work. The Institute for the Future of Work is a think tank we created in order to study human interactions with technology. Our aim is to get a better handle on what the future of work is going to look like and the kinds of economic models we’ll need to run it.
What we’ve been seeing in the past couple of years is that many industries are consolidating. We’ve seen that for example in terms of how media is being consumed (e.g. Netflix and Spotify are only going to be available in certain regions of the world, and they’re also going to be much more expensive) and in terms of how music is being consumed (e.g. Apple’s iPhone is getting more expensive and more powerful).
In fact, the whole of the music industry is being built on a foundation of massive consolidation. We are seeing this in both the music and the movie industries. With the music industry we have Spotify as the dominant player and Apple as the new king. This is true of both the music industry and the movie industry. This is why Apple’s latest big acquisition is of course the App Store.
In the movie industry, we have a bit of a different problem. Movie studios are trying to take advantage of the fact that many consumers have a more fragmented taste in movies than they did before. This leads to the need for more movies to be released and the need for more movies to be made. When a movie is released on a new platform, the movie is generally not released on the same platform as it was released on.
With the fragmentation of the film industry, a new movie can be released on a new platform and the movie can exist on all the platforms.
While the new release platform is not necessarily different from the platform of the original release, the film is usually not released to all the platforms. The process of changing platforms for a film is called “fragmentation.” It is not uncommon for a movie to be released on two different video platforms simultaneously. This is because it costs very little to make a movie on two different platforms.
A lot of movies get released on multiple platforms. It is because the costs involved in marketing and distributing a movie are low. Because of this the audience who sees a movie on one platform is much more likely to view it on a second platform. A movie that’s released on two different platforms could be viewed on all the platforms.
This seems to be a common occurrence, but this time it seems like it’s going to be all the more prevalent. Not only do movies still get released on both VOD and home video, but there seems to be little difference in the overall quality and content.
The industry has become fragmented into various video platforms. VODs and home videos are often owned by different companies or studios, and this tends to keep them from getting enough content to be worth their while. To combat this situation, studios are creating “distribution hubs” that will let them share more content between platforms.