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- This is what happens when the entire industry joins forces to systematically devalue the art. Thanks to the introduction of streaming models that were set up like something out of the twilight zone, even independent artists & labels feel the need to play along instead of fight back. The short math: $0.006 to $0.0084 is paid out per stream to the holder of music rights. And the "holder" can be split among the record label, producers, artists, and songwriters. Here's a real snapshot: A band had a total of 1,023,501 streams and received a total revenue of $4,955.90, with the average per stream payout of $0.004891. In this system the music is no longer the product. You now make music to make the streaming services, as well as the labels who periodically receive large payouts for licensing the music to them, filthy rich. Here’s one known example - Since the streaming model clearly doesn’t payout enough to compete with what the labels used to receive from the sales of any given album or artist, in one year, Spotify paid Sony Music up to $42.5 million in advances to license their catalog. Here’s the catch. Labels of course, routinely keep these large advances for themselves. So for artists to survive, they must tour constantly, sell shirts & hats, and attempt to land other sponsorship/sync licensing deals to make ends meet. Congratulations, artists have all but become pop up merchandise shops coming to a city near you. People don’t like to talk about it much, but it’s far worse than it seems. This streaming model DID NOT fix the problem of online piracy. It let an enormous fleet of far bigger & far better pirates in. #music #musicindustry #streaming #apple #spotify
- This is what happens when the entire industry joins forces to systematically devalue the art. Thanks to the introduction of streaming models that were set up like something out of the twilight zone, even independent artists & labels feel the need to play along instead of fight back. The short math: $0.006 to $0.0084 is paid out per stream to the holder of music rights. And the "holder" can be split among the record label, producers, artists, and songwriters. Here's a real snapshot: A band had a total of 1,023,501 streams and received a total revenue of $4,955.90, with the average per stream payout of $0.004891. In this system the music is no longer the product. You now make music to make the streaming services, as well as the labels who periodically receive large payouts for licensing the music to them, filthy rich. Here’s one known example - Since the streaming model clearly doesn’t payout enough to compete with what the labels used to receive from the sales of any given album or artist, in one year, Spotify paid Sony Music up to $42.5 million in advances to license their catalog. Here’s the catch. Labels of course, routinely keep these large advances for themselves. So for artists to survive, they must tour constantly, sell shirts & hats, and attempt to land other sponsorship/sync licensing deals to make ends meet. Congratulations, artists have all but become pop up merchandise shops coming to a city near you. People don’t like to talk about it much, but it’s far worse than it seems. This streaming model DID NOT fix the problem of online piracy. It let an enormous fleet of far bigger & far better pirates in. #music #musicindustry #streaming #apple #spotify
- This is what happens when the entire industry joins forces to systematically devalue the art. Thanks to the introduction of streaming models that were set up like something out of the twilight zone, even independent artists & labels feel the need to play along instead of fight back. The short math: $0.006 to $0.0084 is paid out per stream to the holder of music rights. And the "holder" can be split among the record label, producers, artists, and songwriters. Here's a real snapshot: A band had a total of 1,023,501 streams and received a total revenue of $4,955.90, with the average per stream payout of $0.004891. In this system the music is no longer the product. You now make music to make the streaming services, as well as the labels who periodically receive large payouts for licensing the music to them, filthy rich. Here’s one known example - Since the streaming model clearly doesn’t payout enough to compete with what the labels used to receive from the sales of any given album or artist, in one year, Spotify paid Sony Music up to $42.5 million in advances to license their catalog. Here’s the catch. Labels of course, routinely keep these large advances for themselves. So for artists to survive, they must tour constantly, sell shirts & hats, and attempt to land other sponsorship/sync licensing deals to make ends meet. Congratulations, artists have all but become pop up merchandise shops coming to a city near you. People don’t like to talk about it much, but it’s far worse than it seems. This streaming model DID NOT fix the problem of online piracy. It let an enormous fleet of far bigger & far better pirates in. #music #musicindustry #streaming #apple #spotify
- Just a simple reminder of the absolute absurdity of it all. FACT: America is a country built by the blood, sweat & tears of slaves, stolen by uninvited immigrants, who's descendants are labeling other immigrants "illegal immigrants". UNPLUG from the matrix please. #RESET It will do your soul so much good. If actual aliens exist in other galaxies I promise you they aren't making contact because they're just not that stupid. All of the data they've gathered confirms that humans are obviously the worst. 👽📝🌏🚫 #illegalimmigrants #immigrants #immigration #history101 #nativeamericans #slaves
- Just a simple reminder of the absolute absurdity of it all. FACT: America is a country built by the blood, sweat & tears of slaves, stolen by uninvited immigrants, who's descendants are labeling other immigrants "illegal immigrants". UNPLUG from the matrix please. #RESET It will do your soul so much good. If actual aliens exist in other galaxies I promise you they aren't making contact because they're just not that stupid. All of the data they've gathered confirms that humans are obviously the worst. 👽📝🌏🚫 #illegalimmigrants #immigrants #immigration #history101 #nativeamericans #slaves
- Just a simple reminder of the absolute absurdity of it all. FACT: America is a country built by the blood, sweat & tears of slaves, stolen by uninvited immigrants, who's descendants are labeling other immigrants "illegal immigrants". UNPLUG from the matrix please. #RESET It will do your soul so much good. If actual aliens exist in other galaxies I promise you they aren't making contact because they're just not that stupid. All of the data they've gathered confirms that humans are obviously the worst. 👽📝🌏🚫 #illegalimmigrants #immigrants #immigration #history101 #nativeamericans #slaves
- And another one😩 🔫...He was 17. He was running. He was unarmed. HE WAS NO THREAT! He was shot (in the back) 3 times. He was murdered. Can't wait to hear the spin on this one. Thank God for so many people having the sense/instinct to film when they feel the need to. Not that these videos have done much to change any of these outrageous trials. Praying for this young man's family. I can't even imagine what I'd do if this was my son. 🙏 #AntwonRose #Controlthenarrative #Policebrutality
- And another one😩 🔫...He was 17. He was running. He was unarmed. HE WAS NO THREAT! He was shot (in the back) 3 times. He was murdered. Can't wait to hear the spin on this one. Thank God for so many people having the sense/instinct to film when they feel the need to. Not that these videos have done much to change any of these outrageous trials. Praying for this young man's family. I can't even imagine what I'd do if this was my son. 🙏 #AntwonRose #Controlthenarrative #Policebrutality
- And another one😩 🔫...He was 17. He was running. He was unarmed. HE WAS NO THREAT! He was shot (in the back) 3 times. He was murdered. Can't wait to hear the spin on this one. Thank God for so many people having the sense/instinct to film when they feel the need to. Not that these videos have done much to change any of these outrageous trials. Praying for this young man's family. I can't even imagine what I'd do if this was my son. 🙏 #AntwonRose #Controlthenarrative #Policebrutality
- #COMPASSION & #LOVE are the engrained traits of a true believer. “IF” you are striving to be like Christ & applying His teachings to your life, then these traits become your natural instinct. As natural as breathing your next breath. Exercising these traits on a case by case basis is not optional. Instead, it is the ENTIRE basis of your belief, & the heart of the God of Christianity that we say we serve. Here’s a simple test - Read Luke 10:29-37…Replace, the man who was robbed, with those we are calling “illegal immigrants”, like the mother & child mentioned in this post. Then replace the robber with “ICE, & those barking orders to separate children from their families at our borders”. If Jesus was telling this parable today, would America be the Priest who crossed the street to avoid his hurting neighbor, the Levite who did the same, or the Samaritan who bandaged him up, brought him to an inn & took care of him? After Jesus said to Love God with all of your heart, soul & mind, and to Love your neighbor as yourself, the lawyer Jesus was speaking to asked, “Well who is my neighbor”. Jesus was the slickest at answering questions with questions. He answered as if talking to a child, “Which of these do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? Also read Matthew 25:25-36 & Galatians 5:14 #immigration #love #christianity #immigrantsdeportingimmigrants
- #COMPASSION & #LOVE are the engrained traits of a true believer. “IF” you are striving to be like Christ & applying His teachings to your life, then these traits become your natural instinct. As natural as breathing your next breath. Exercising these traits on a case by case basis is not optional. Instead, it is the ENTIRE basis of your belief, & the heart of the God of Christianity that we say we serve. Here’s a simple test - Read Luke 10:29-37…Replace, the man who was robbed, with those we are calling “illegal immigrants”, like the mother & child mentioned in this post. Then replace the robber with “ICE, & those barking orders to separate children from their families at our borders”. If Jesus was telling this parable today, would America be the Priest who crossed the street to avoid his hurting neighbor, the Levite who did the same, or the Samaritan who bandaged him up, brought him to an inn & took care of him? After Jesus said to Love God with all of your heart, soul & mind, and to Love your neighbor as yourself, the lawyer Jesus was speaking to asked, “Well who is my neighbor”. Jesus was the slickest at answering questions with questions. He answered as if talking to a child, “Which of these do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? Also read Matthew 25:25-36 & Galatians 5:14 #immigration #love #christianity #immigrantsdeportingimmigrants
- #COMPASSION & #LOVE are the engrained traits of a true believer. “IF” you are striving to be like Christ & applying His teachings to your life, then these traits become your natural instinct. As natural as breathing your next breath. Exercising these traits on a case by case basis is not optional. Instead, it is the ENTIRE basis of your belief, & the heart of the God of Christianity that we say we serve. Here’s a simple test - Read Luke 10:29-37…Replace, the man who was robbed, with those we are calling “illegal immigrants”, like the mother & child mentioned in this post. Then replace the robber with “ICE, & those barking orders to separate children from their families at our borders”. If Jesus was telling this parable today, would America be the Priest who crossed the street to avoid his hurting neighbor, the Levite who did the same, or the Samaritan who bandaged him up, brought him to an inn & took care of him? After Jesus said to Love God with all of your heart, soul & mind, and to Love your neighbor as yourself, the lawyer Jesus was speaking to asked, “Well who is my neighbor”. Jesus was the slickest at answering questions with questions. He answered as if talking to a child, “Which of these do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? Also read Matthew 25:25-36 & Galatians 5:14 #immigration #love #christianity #immigrantsdeportingimmigrants
- I’m so very sad to hear this news. Dealing with serious mental health & alcoholism/drug use issues in my own family over the last 10 years, I can tell you that it is NO JOKE. If we allow life’s pressures to build up with no release, or if we ignore or try to cloak them with substance abuse, the outcome will ultimately be the same as a full pot of boiling water left alone. It will overflow, and eventually burn out. Struggling with chronic pain which had led to some very dark thoughts - I was in that overflow stage for quite some time before late one night about 2.5 years ago I decided to commit to making some major life changes. I made my mental, & physical health the #1 priority in my life. I realized that if I didn’t do this, if I didn’t follow through, there would be no way that the overflow of pain wouldn’t eventually burn me out, causing nothing but negative effects to myself & to those I love & cherish the most. I took up a Hot Yoga yoga practice which positively changed every single aspect of my life. It was extreme & it changed my thinking from top to bottom. And 3 months ago, after tons of research, I made the switch to a fully plant-based diet & have begun seeing & caring about others and our world in a very different light than I ever have before. I began to, and still am forcefully peeling off layer after layer of hypocrisy, fear & discontentment that have built up on my soul over the years. I can only share things that have truly helped bring a piercing light through those clouds for me, & I hope & pray that it helps someone reading this. After all that has gone down in my life, I have never been more passionate about anything. Physical , mental & spiritual health are all connected, more than we even understand. They are the key to stability & I am an advocate of making them the #1 priority. I firmly believe that everything will change if you do. R.I.P. #anthonybourdain #ripanthonybourdain #renegadechef If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed to the point that suicide is crossing your mind…Stop what you are doing right now & call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- I’m so very sad to hear this news. Dealing with serious mental health & alcoholism/drug use issues in my own family over the last 10 years, I can tell you that it is NO JOKE. If we allow life’s pressures to build up with no release, or if we ignore or try to cloak them with substance abuse, the outcome will ultimately be the same as a full pot of boiling water left alone. It will overflow, and eventually burn out. Struggling with chronic pain which had led to some very dark thoughts - I was in that overflow stage for quite some time before late one night about 2.5 years ago I decided to commit to making some major life changes. I made my mental, & physical health the #1 priority in my life. I realized that if I didn’t do this, if I didn’t follow through, there would be no way that the overflow of pain wouldn’t eventually burn me out, causing nothing but negative effects to myself & to those I love & cherish the most. I took up a Hot Yoga yoga practice which positively changed every single aspect of my life. It was extreme & it changed my thinking from top to bottom. And 3 months ago, after tons of research, I made the switch to a fully plant-based diet & have begun seeing & caring about others and our world in a very different light than I ever have before. I began to, and still am forcefully peeling off layer after layer of hypocrisy, fear & discontentment that have built up on my soul over the years. I can only share things that have truly helped bring a piercing light through those clouds for me, & I hope & pray that it helps someone reading this. After all that has gone down in my life, I have never been more passionate about anything. Physical , mental & spiritual health are all connected, more than we even understand. They are the key to stability & I am an advocate of making them the #1 priority. I firmly believe that everything will change if you do. R.I.P. #anthonybourdain #ripanthonybourdain #renegadechef If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed to the point that suicide is crossing your mind…Stop what you are doing right now & call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- I’m so very sad to hear this news. Dealing with serious mental health & alcoholism/drug use issues in my own family over the last 10 years, I can tell you that it is NO JOKE. If we allow life’s pressures to build up with no release, or if we ignore or try to cloak them with substance abuse, the outcome will ultimately be the same as a full pot of boiling water left alone. It will overflow, and eventually burn out. Struggling with chronic pain which had led to some very dark thoughts - I was in that overflow stage for quite some time before late one night about 2.5 years ago I decided to commit to making some major life changes. I made my mental, & physical health the #1 priority in my life. I realized that if I didn’t do this, if I didn’t follow through, there would be no way that the overflow of pain wouldn’t eventually burn me out, causing nothing but negative effects to myself & to those I love & cherish the most. I took up a Hot Yoga yoga practice which positively changed every single aspect of my life. It was extreme & it changed my thinking from top to bottom. And 3 months ago, after tons of research, I made the switch to a fully plant-based diet & have begun seeing & caring about others and our world in a very different light than I ever have before. I began to, and still am forcefully peeling off layer after layer of hypocrisy, fear & discontentment that have built up on my soul over the years. I can only share things that have truly helped bring a piercing light through those clouds for me, & I hope & pray that it helps someone reading this. After all that has gone down in my life, I have never been more passionate about anything. Physical , mental & spiritual health are all connected, more than we even understand. They are the key to stability & I am an advocate of making them the #1 priority. I firmly believe that everything will change if you do. R.I.P. #anthonybourdain #ripanthonybourdain #renegadechef If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed to the point that suicide is crossing your mind…Stop what you are doing right now & call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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