Entertaiment is any activity that provides amusement, recreation, diversion or pleasure to people. It can take many forms, including watching movies or television, listening to music or attending concerts, participating in sports and games, reading books and poetry, and viewing or creating visual art.
From the Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside,” the word entertain has had a number of transformations. It was used as early as the 15th century to refer to the performance of a play or opera.
While business in the record and film industries is down, many independent recording artists, producers and filmmakers are experiencing great success in the world of entertainment. Why is this happening? And what does the future hold for this popular industry?