As Amazon said last week, mountains of fake products have been damaging legitimate music sellers. The rising tide of fake goods can only hurt the high street, cutting into retail profits as customers look for cheap deals to cut their Christmas shopping bills. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been hearing from Phil Lewis, who is a strategy advisor to the US-based Anti-Counterfeiting Group.
Great British Bake Off drama continues as Judge Mary Berry says she's leaving the show, while Paul Hollywood has announced he's staying on. After a £25 million a year deal with Channel 4, Love Productions - the creators of the programme - will leave the BBC. Paul Hollywood is now the only remaining original presenter. Some analysts are now looking at the move as an expensive mistake,
Share Radio's Matt Cox has been looking into the importance of talent and format when creating a programme - and the value they have in the media industry.
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
MCM London Comic Con starts today, the largest gathering of comic fans in Europe with over 80 thousand visitors.
And today comic books have super powers, thanks to franchising.
There's a spate of superhero movies being released by massive studios and raking in millions in profits - not to mention all that merchandising and spin off products.
Rich Prinn is from the world's largest science fiction, fantasy and cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. He told Matt Cox nobody quite expected the boom in comics to be this big
Paid-for video and music subscriptions have certainly seen a surge in usage over the past two years, but it seems that it's the music market that's seen the highest amplification in consumer interest. Rebecca McGrath, Research Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss Mintel's new report.
The UK's creative industries are punching above their weight according to a report by Nesta. But a lack of government support means that crown could soon be lost. Only one country whose government does support its creative industries is South Korea, where government schemes have turned a small country into a pop culture titan. Robert Van Egghen looked into Korean culture's economic success.
Well it wasn't quite the fairytale succession everyone expected, as the man being groomed to become the next boss of Disney says he'll be stepping down next month. Tom Staggs had been seen as the heir apparent to replace Bob Iger, who retires in 2018, but has reportedly quit his post because he was not guaranteed the chief executive role. To discuss this, film industry expert Terry Ilott joined Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin.
The Oscars have taken place in the US. British actor Mark Rylance won his first Oscar with Best Supporting Actor for Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, whilst Leonardo Di Caprio also won his first gong, for his lead actor role in The Revenant. But how does winning an Academy Award help an actors career, and their earnings? Matt Cox spoke to film expert, critic and broadcaster James Cameron Wilson, who explained the confusing system of actor points and whether they really do mean prizes.