ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA STOCKS: TV, FILM, AND MUSIC

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POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA STOCKS

Here are some entertainment and media stocks that are known to the public:

Symbol Company
T AT&T INC
FOX TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC
IMAX IMAX CORP
CNK CINEMARK HOLDINGS INC
MSG THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO
DISCA DISCOVERY INC
CBS CBS CORP

ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA SECTOR

The entertainment and media sector is one of the most diverse sectors in the market. The industry captures a variety of companies that serve to keep the everyday consumer engaged.

Some of the segments included in the industry are:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Film entertainment
  • Video games
  • Music
  • Advertising

POPULAR MOVIE AND FILM STOCKS

Here are some of the most known movie and film stocks:

Symbol Company
MCS MARCUS CORP
CNK CINEMARK HOLDINGS INC
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox Inc
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc
DIS WALT DISNEY COMPANY
AMC AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC
VIA VIACOM INC
IMAX IMAX CORP

MOVIE AND FILM STOCK TIPS

Here are some factors that tend to drive entertainment share prices:

Content

Exciting, new content is probably the number one driver. If you have content that your audience is willing to pay for, you’re on the right track.

New Tech

New digital technology applications represent a key growth driver. Watch for companies that are using new technology to boost revenues and earnings.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Size matters in the entertainment industry. Gains in revenue and cash flow  can help to finance new content production.

Regulation

Regulations can have a big impact on entertainment companies’ growth prospects. (i.e.: Federal Communications Commission). Companies can be affected by tighter restrictions on ownership of certain kinds of businesses.

POPULAR MUSIC COMPANY STOCKS

Here are some popular stocks from the music industry:

Symbol Company
SIRI SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC
VIVHY VIVENDI SHS UNSPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIP…
LYV LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT INC
P PANDORA MEDIA INC
SNE SONY CORP SHS SPONSORED AMERICAN DEPOSITARY RECEIP…
BBY BEST BUY CO INC
AMZN AMAZON.COM INC
SPOT SPOTIFY TECHNOLOGY S.A.
AAPL APPLE INC.

TIPS WHEN INVESTING IN MUSIC STOCK

Here are some ways to make money through the music industry:

Stocks and Funds

Many music companies are publicly traded. While record companies are frequently part of larger media conglomerates, purer plays are also available.

Bowie Bonds

David Bowie was one of the musicians to sell the value of his royalties as bonds on the investment market. Royalty-backed bonds have hit the market, allowing investors buy chunks of the income from the sales of back catalogs from famous artists.

Music Collectibles

An investment in music doesn’t have to come in the form of a financial vehicle. Musical collectibles can be a solid place to invest money with which you’re willing to take some risk.