Cool article… Parallel themes in re: music industry
Spot on sir… Spot on…: “Doing it this way saves them from any potential embarrassment of it “flopping” and/or the reality that even U2 isn’t gonna sell millions of copies like the old days. By any measure, conventional sales figures of this album would have looked bad by U2 standards even if still in line with rock-bottom expectations of music sales in 2014. So this gets them publicity and they get to look like they gave it away for free…”
Originally posted on BUMS LOGIC:
First, this isn’t really a first. Thousands of bands release free digital albums all the time. Even in the realm of major commercial artists obviously we had Radiohead “giving away” In Rainbows almost 7 years ago as part of a “pay what you want” thing… and as for selling it to a corporate sponsor for them to give away, Prince had his Twenty Ten CD given away with a newspaper in the U.K. a few years ago. AC/DC, the Eagles, Justin Timberlake, Prince and several others have cut exclusive deals with the likes of Target and WalMart. Jay-Z had an (intrusive) app to deliver his free album (sponsored by Samsung). And Beyonce and others have done the suddenly announced/released “IT’S HERE NOW” album…
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and there we have it….
Originally posted on Quartz:
The above chart, which comes from a survey of 1,007 Americans conducted by RBC Capital Markets and was published in a note this morning—I tweeted out RBC’s more detailed but harder to read chart earlier today—gives a nice illustration of what’s happened in US online television over the past 18 months.
YouTube, Netflix, and, in particular, Amazon continue to capture eyeballs. The commercial TV networks continue to lose them—in this case not for their linear broadcasts, although that is happening too, but for their online properties. (To be fair, the networks’ content still is being consumed online, just not necessarily through their websites).
Another thing that stands out: HBO Go really is a niche service, at least according to this survey. Another way to look at it, though, is that there is plenty of room for it to grow.
Originally posted on Quartz:
Nutritional disparities between America’s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade. Diet quality has improved among people of high socioeconomic status but deteriorated among those at the other end of the spectrum. The gap between the two groups doubled between 2000 and 2010. That will be costly for everyone.
The primary conclusion of the study is interesting, though, in that its focus is diet quality among the population as a whole. Without accounting for socioeconomic status, there has been, the study reads, “steady improvement.” People aren’t eating more vegetables, or less red or processed meat, and their salt intake increased—which the researchers call “disconcerting”—but Americans are eating more good things like whole fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes…
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Originally posted on bottledworder:
I’m doing something in the room and The Boy walks in stealthily from behind me and suddenly there is a shower of bubbles in the air and lots of childish laughter. I turn my face and I see a host of bubbles floating up and up and up towards the light, their shiny surfaces catching the light and turning them into iridescent rainbow hues. It’s hard to tell how each bubble will float away, where it will stick and when it will burst. But together they transform the room.
Actually I’m not just sitting here doing something. I’m writing yet another blog post. It isn’t unusual at all, while I’m writing, for a childish face to peek in and insist on typing a word or two or close a window or want to check out a blinking light below the touchpad. But bubbles? They are new.
The bubbles floating…
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Crazy. Well said. I can relate to this post very closely cuz these are the same ideals that Ive heard about when growin up WE Get comdy its preety gay
AND F IT I GOTTA GO.
This is why I’ve always felt the need to write stuff down….then re-read it (ex. Journals, song ideas.. Etc) just cuz I genuinely wanna know there’s been some progress….whether its good or bad….I just like having reference points because well.. If I don’t….(progress in my life…good or bad progression doesn’t matter, just that some sorta change occured…then its kinda like ehh I could’ve done more as far as living my life)…this article I heard on umano gave a Lil more context to what the reason prob is….lol