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  • Is It Time for a New Jesus Movement Among Jewish Millennials?

    11/05/2017 7:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Michael Brown
    When I came to faith in Jesus in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, 16-year-old, Jewish, hippie rock drummer, I had no idea I was part of a worldwide spiritual happening known as the Jesus People Movement or Jesus Revolution. It even merited a cover story on Time Magazine, June 21, 1971. Interestingly, Jewish young people made up a conspicuously high number of these newly born-again hippies and rebels and radicals in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Today, a new poll commissioned by Jews for Jesus makes me wonder if we could be on the verge of a similar spiritual movement today,...
  • Why We Need Potentiam Music Social Network

    09/16/2017 4:29:50 PM PDT · by Logicbox · 6 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | September 16, 2017 | Anselm Anderson
    The music industry is currently in need of a fresh injection, and a much-needed overhaul. The industry currently takes 86% of artists takings. Music creatives often find themselves ignored by Media conglomerates, lacking that exposure and funding to help propel the avenue to gain them recognition for their art. The music industry is in need of a system that provides clarity for the contributors and offers an honest platform to interact with the artists and fans. This is why this writer is passionate about Potentiam, a new project created to give a voice to music artists, writers, influencers, and the...
  • Musicians are the least well-funded body in the music industry?

    09/15/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 15 replies
    Steemit ^ | 15th of Sept 2017 | Ma2ice
    It's funny how most people come to the conclusion musicians are the least funded in the music industry or the general consensus is focused on music artists receiving support. This is so far from the truth as people sometimes forget about the music writers and bloggers. It's like they do not even exist. Though in actual fact they pour a tremendous amount of creativity into their art, just like the musicians and even more so at times.
  • The Relevance Of Vinyl

    06/21/2017 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 10 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | June 16, 2017 | Britznbeatz Music News Team
    The British business at the forefront of the global recommence revolution, musicMagpie, have studied the most popular platforms for streaming or purchasing music, such as Spotify, Google Music, Tidal and iTunes. The research looks at how much a music artist makes when a single, album or vinyl record is purchased. An extraordinary example is this, Beyonc would need us to listen to one of her songs 12.5 million times on Apple Music in order to meet the UK's yearly minimum wage of 14,625.
  • Starbucks's Failed Music Revolution

    02/25/2015 5:57:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Kornhaber
    Once upon a time, the coffee chain represented hope that record-buying could remain a physical experience for most people. What happens when it stops selling CDs? Starbucks will stop selling CDs at the end of the month, and it isn't hip to cry about it. Last week's news that the coffee chain would do away with its register-side racks was met on Twitter with many a condolence to Norah Jones's career; at Vulture, Lindsey Weber mock-mourned, Oh no, how will we know what adult contemporary stations are playing without having to listen to the radio?
  • Sly Stone Wins $5 Million Verdict in Lawsuit Against Former Manager and Attorney

    01/29/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    variety ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ted Johnson
    Funk singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury in his lawsuit against a former manager and attorney he claimed diverted royalties from his music for their own benefit. The Los Angeles Superior Court announced its verdict on Tuesday, after two days of deliberations. Stones litigation, filed under his real name Sylvester Stewart, involved millions of dollars in royalties and stretched over almost five years. He filed suit in 2010, claiming that manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone in the late 1980s induced him to sign an employment and shareholder agreement with Even Street...
  • Jury: Apple not guilty of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case

    12/16/2014 2:44:40 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:28 pm
    A federal jury handed Apple a win in a long-running antitrust case on Tuesday, rejecting plaintiffs claims that the company had sidelined competitors and hiked up prices during the iPods heyday, Julia Love reports for The Mercury News. After just a few hours of deliberations, the eight-member jury sided with Apple that iTunes 7.0 was a meaningful improvement over previous versions of the software, rather than a plot to hobble rivals, Love reports. The verdict defuses a case that could have cost Apple as much as $1 billion. The trial was full of legal drama, including an eleventh-hour search for...
  • Spotify Predicts Musics Stars Of 2015

    12/11/2014 2:13:03 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | posted on Dec. 10, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. | Reggie Ugwu
    They may not have a crystal ball, but the folks at Spotify do have the next best thing: heaps and heaps of hot, fresh listener data. ...Heres whos next up, according to Spotify. Pell Brns Raury The Bohicas Mikky Ekko Seinabo Sey Houndmouth Ezra Vine Kim Cesarion MisterWives James Bay Ryn Weaver George Ezra Young Fathers Catfish and the Bottlemen MLKMN Francesco Yates AURORA
  • Apple trial continues, without a plaintiff for now

    12/08/2014 10:40:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 8, 2014 Updated 5:31 pm, Monday, | By BRANDON BAILEY
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.</p>
  • Nielsen SoundScan to Integrate Streams, Downloads into Album Sales Chart

    11/20/2014 11:42:23 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | November 19, 2014 | 05:14PM PT | Christopher Morris
    In what the music biz sees as a long overdue move, Nielsen SoundScan and its client Billboard will soon implement radical changes in the way album sales are calculated for the weekly chart that remains a key metric of an artists popularity. Beginning with the album chart that will be published Dec. 3 (covering sales for the week ending Nov. 30, which climaxes with retails Black Friday), music streams from services like Spotify and Beats Music will be tabulated as part of the data employed to rank the nations most popular albums. SoundScan will equate 1,500 song streams as the...
  • New York Jazz Clubs Double as Record Labels

    11/13/2014 7:23:03 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 11, 2014 | NATE CHINEN
    ...These labels come out of an old impulse and a newer set of circumstances. Jazz musicians have been making albums in clubs for as long as its been feasible... For historical and acoustical reasons... Vanguard leads in this field a page on its website shows thumbnail images for 123 albums created in the club but there have also been fine recent dispatches from Jazz Standard, Dizzys Club Coca-Cola and elsewhere. Still, those are albums released on separate record labels. The perpetual challenge of running a successful jazz club, and the equally daunting proposition of starting a record label,...
  • UMG Partners with Science Fictional Ad Placement Company Mirriad and Havas Agency

    09/30/2014 10:05:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    Billboard ^ | September 29, 2014 | Marc Schneider
    Universal Music Group artists have a new way to make money from their music videos following a three-way pact between the label, in-video advertising company Mirriad and global ad agency Havas. With the deal, Mirriad will use its digital product placement technology to offer Havas clients, which include LVMH, Dish Network and Coca-Cola, opportunities to advertise inside UMG-family music videos. The companies announced the partnership, a first in the fledgling in-video advertising market, on Monday morning. Mirriad scans existing videos for surfaces, like bare brick walls, empty billboards and plain drinking mugs, and is able integrate branded assets such as...
  • Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low

    08/31/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2014 | Rob Wile
    U.S. album sales hit3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard's Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples report. It's also the first time during that period that weekly sales have fallenbelow 4 million, they write.Sales for the week ending August 25 fell 18.6%. The best seller was rapper Whiz Khalifa's "Blacc Hollywood" which debuted with 90,000 units, Billboard says. For the first time in more than a year, sales for the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" fell below 100,000 units.CD sales have practically vanished, down 19.2% year-over-year, with sales at...
  • Yahoo Seeks to Bring the Concert to Your Couch (streaming live content)

    07/16/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 14, 2014 | BEN SISARIO
    The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, the potential audience is limitless. Tuesdays show is the first in an ambitious partnership to supply free live video streams of a different concert each day for an entire year; more shows are planned by Kiss, Justin Timberlake, Usher and the Neighbourhood. If successful, the program will help establish Screen, Yahoos video site and competitor to YouTube. And for Live Nation, the worlds biggest concert promoter, and the rest...
  • Tony Bennett Slams Modern Music: Todays Songs Are Terrible

    03/22/2014 2:13:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 181 replies
    Parade ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | Lindsay Lowe
    Tony Bennett doesnt have much patience for most modern music. The legendary singer, 87, told the BBC Radio 4s Today program that most modern songs lack a lasting quality. The songs that are written today, most of them are terrible, he said. Its a very bad period, musically, throughout the world for popular music. He added that todays music industry leaders are more concerned with making money than making quality music. The corporations took it over and they want to make so much money and they dont care whether the public likes it or not, he said. They think the...
  • How Apple's CarPlay Can Tip The Balance In Music And Radio

    03/09/2014 8:29:43 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/06/2014 | Bobby Owsinski
    ...radio is still the number one place where music consumers discover new music... It may be old technology, but its one that we still gladly live with. With a vehicle thats constantly tethered to the Internet, that balance of power changes. More people can leave radio in favor of their personalized playlists and channels on Pandora, Spotify and other online services, which means that the total dynamic of drive-time can and will transform. Sure, many will still listen to local talk or sports radio, but others will choose to listen to stations that they cant get through terrestrial radio via...
  • Songcoin Wants To Be Musics Alternative Currency

    03/05/2014 2:52:42 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    evolver.fm ^ | February 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm | by Eliot Van Buskirk
    he music business is about to get its own alternative currency, called Songcoin. The alternative currency phenomenon is real, as weird as that might feel to those of us who would never consider shelling out cash for points to buy special pixels for that Farmville game we never really got around to playing. Bitcoin, despite the issues mentioned below, shows that alternative currencies can become quite real to certain people, which can then make them real enough in general, causing them to take on a value of their own outside the traditional financial system.As Forbes reports, we still don’t know...
  • What is wrong with this picture ?

    01/23/2014 11:48:32 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 53 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Jan, 23 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    What is wrong with this picture? What kind of people are we when we celebrate sleaze and ignore honor and valor ?
  • What's Wrong With Music Today

    11/03/2012 1:38:09 PM PDT · by OddLane · 92 replies
    NYC Talking ^ | November 3, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Its often said that art appreciation is wholly subjective. Aesthetic tastes naturally differ, de gustibus non est disputandem, etc And if art is a matter of taste, and not subject to critical scrutiny, then so it is with music, which is simply a subset of art. In one sense, the people who posit this argument are correct. Theres no objective, non-arbitrary measure by which you can judge the quality of a musical composition, artist, or genre. In another sense, these people are completely wrong. I hew to the Adam Carolla theory of musical appreciation. That is, there is a distinct,...
  • Court won't reduce student's music download fine

    05/21/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 50 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | May 21st 2012 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has refused to take up a Boston University student's constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the Internet. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., who was successfully sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally sharing music on peer-to-peer networks. In 2009, a jury ordered Tenenbaum to pay $675,000, or $22,500 for each song he illegally downloaded and shared.