Tag: music

Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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Start-ups, Music, and Copyright Avoidance

Bas Grasmeyer for Hypebot: What is needed is a Startup License that lets startups quickly and flexibly license music from the majors and largest indies for a set duration. After this duration, startups would still have to negotiate, but at least they’ve got their products figured out and investors will have a better understanding of what the business is potentially worth. The license should allow startups to opt in or out of territories. If you want to do UK-only, fine. If you want to pay more and do something global, it’s possible. A global startup music license would do tremendous

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All About The Bass, The Stream, And The Revenue

Alright then, a quick music business question, If you co-wrote ‘All About The Bass’ how much do you think, over the song’s lifetime, you would have earned from streaming music services? Try $5,679. “I’ve never heard a songwriter complain about radio royalties as much as streaming royalties,” Kadish said. “That was the real issue for us, like 1 million streams equals $90. For a song like ‘All About That Bass,’ that I wrote, which had 178 million streams. I mean $5,679? That’s my share. That’s as big a song as a songwriter can have in their career and No. 1

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When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease

Seymour Quigley: We weren’t related, and we weren’t close friends; I can’t tell you what motivated him, what kind of a husband or father he was, or how many sugars he had in his tea. But the simple fact is that John Peel, who passed away ten years ago this month, saved my life. The internet may have allowed more music to be heard by more people, and reduced the barrier of entry, but we still need a curator.

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When Records Were Made To Not Sell

The delightful tale of a US tax loophole that saw vinyl being pressed , never sold, and all the costs recouped. [the producer] was hooked up with some Beverly Hills accountant that was doing the write-off records. I think the investors were putting up around $15,000 per album. They [the producers] spent about $5,000 to produce [an album] and kept the balance. I think I heard the that the investors got a $250,000 write off as if they spent that much to promote and produce the album. And as you said on your website, during that time period there were a

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