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Porn to Rock: 2

Porn to Rock: 2
In part one, we began our look at musicians in the adult entertainment industry with Jerry Anders, Ray Burke and Ross Horwitz. In this installment, we'll take a look at Derek Smout, Monica Mayhem and Kurt Lockwood: Derek Smout WebcamCash head account executive Derek Smout also got an early intro... More »

Porn to Rock: 1

Porn to Rock: 1
In the early 1950s, the raucous energy of African-American rhythm and blues proved irresistible to white teens. Disc jockey Alan Freed dubbed the colorblind genre "rock and roll," a term that had as much to do with libido (check out R&B classics "Good Rocking Tonight" and "Roll With Me, Henry") as w... More »

Mark Wood's Cameras

Mark Wood's Cameras
Mark Wood is a very down-to-earth kind of guy, but he knows his art and works at his craft. He keeps his toolbox simple, too, using a famous workhorse of a mini-DV camera, the Sony DCR-VX2000, which was introduced in summer 2000. With its excellent build quality and features that the first-generati... More »

Jan Verleur

Jan Verleur
By now, people who follow the adult entertainment industry have seen the rather vague ads for Pink TV, which promise great things but don't say much about the product. They've read a few stories about Pink TV's original programming, which takes mainstream formats like soap operas, game shows and ... More »

Mark Wood

Mark Wood
Directors of adult films are a diverse lot, including industry icons, gonzo innovators, winners of multiple awards, and the leading ladies of the lusty lens. Now it's time for one of the "unsung heroes." They are the directors who work hard every day, year in and year out; who wield the cameras a... More »

Star and Talent Manager

Star and Talent Manager
Adult star Lisa Ann is taking her vast experience as a performer and using it to empower the next generation of stars as a talent manager. Her new company, Clear Talent Management, already has 20 clients, and all throughout her interview, she kept jumping up from the purple couch in her office to an... More »

Dick Delaware

Dick Delaware
Dick Delaware stood two feet away from me in a parking lot off Reseda Boulevard. He was vaulting back and forth under a dim light, screaming under the night's sky for me to do the unthinkable deed. "Wanna see how tough I am?" he shouted. "Do you? Kick me in the balls as hard as you c... More »

Graphic Poke

Graphic Poke
Adult industry, take heed! Be afraid of Neil Strauss. Very afraid! His best-seller, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists," has empowered legions of sex-starved men to seduce the women of their dreams. Say what you want about couples watching adult videos, but more gu... More »

A Woman's World

A Woman's World
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine caught up with some of the industry's leading ladies and asked, "What is the greatest challenge you've faced being a woman in adult?" Here's what they had to say: "I would say that the public perception of a woman involved in the adult industry has been the hardest c... More »

Girls of the Web

Girls of the Web
Fame and fortune — they're the longtime attractions for those seeking Hollywood stardom. But what motivates women to strike out on the road to "porndom" — the not always glitter-lined path to a different type of fame and an often lower level of fortune? In my own particular case, I chose this... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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