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 were big in 2015:
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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

These movie and film stocks killed it in the last year:
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Movie and Film Stock Tips

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


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.


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 from the past year:
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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.