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Looking For A New Model

Looking For A New Model
As adult website operators seek to refine their business models in an attempt to bolster sagging sales, some are considering other means besides recurring memberships as the billing option of choice — with many operators eyeing the success of iTunes and its ala carte pricing as the only way to go ... More »

3 Questions and Answers from the Show Floor

3 Questions and Answers from the Show Floor
Attending the Adult Entertainment Expo and the Internext Expo, I had the opportunity to speak with consumers, newcomers to the business, industry veterans, and journalists. There are always a few questions that tend to represent a trend and a few questions where I feel I could have been more candid... More »

Do you understand saturated markets?

Do you understand saturated markets?
It occurred to me today that people use the term “saturated market” very loosely. If you do a little research (Wikipedia) you will learn what market saturation really is. The term is used to define a product that has hit the diffusion point in a marketplace. The best examples here would b... More »

7 Content Licensing Tips

7 Content Licensing Tips
Adult entertainment companies are licensing content more often than ever before. The trend, which is accelerating for both content licensors and content licensees, is supported by a number of interrelated factors. One factor is, of course, the declining cost of content due to a content glut resultin... More »

Analyzing The XBIZ Award Nominations

Analyzing The XBIZ Award Nominations
It seems every year, as soon as the XBIZ Award Nominations are announced the reactions bubble up on message-boards from people who only take a cursory glance at the companies being named or only look for specific people they already know. Then a few start claiming the process isn't impartial, others... More »

Fighting Back

Fighting Back
When examining the most problematic issues facing adult operators today, “piracy” consistently ranks near the top of the list. Unlike “the economy” or other factors that are outside of operators’ control, however, piracy is a problem that can be tackled head on — as a growing number of c... More »

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo
Getting a photo opp at the Girlfriends Films booth. Girlfriends donated more than $14,000 to charities last year, on behalf of their models Signing for John Stagliano's Evil Angel; starlet Bobbi Starr A female fan has her picture taken with Digital Playground starlets Stoya and Kayden Kross Sta... More »

Flash Forward

Flash Forward
It may not sound sexy, but the operative word in the gay adult industry as 2010 comes to a close is “stable.” After some shaky times brought on by a struggling economy, the ship seems to have righted itself just enough for producers and distributors to catch their breath and plan for better time... More »

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’
Created by artist Al Haug. Haug excepts donations to support his artwork at his PayPal address. This article posted on Salon.com in September gives instructions for how to order a poster or a T-shirt of this design. Also, a Salon writer reports that this image is aimed at anti-Muslim sentiment... More »

Freedom of Speech: From the Mouths of Babes

Freedom of Speech: From the Mouths of Babes
In a 2006 article from Southern Methodist University’s Daily Campus – Art history major Liza Oldham exhibits an insightful and eloquent understanding of the importance of upholding the right to choose, especially if that choice happens to be enjoyment of, or employment in adult entertainment... More »

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