Sam Blake is dot.LA’s entertainment reporter. Prior to joining dot.LA, he had a writing fellowship with The Economist, where he wrote primarily for the business and finance sections of the print edition. Sam previously interned at KCRW and hosted a podcast at UCLA’s college radio station while completing his dual-degree MBA and Master’s in Public Policy. A native of Detroit, Sam previously lived in Madison, Wisconsin and New York City. He studied history at the University of Michigan and speaks four languages.
In 2012, the value of the gaming industry was approximately $53 billion; global box office was about $35 billion; and recorded music about $15 billion. Since then, gaming – which was already worth more than those two industries combined – has grown 200%, while the box office has grown about 22% and recorded music about […]