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Who is Getting the Cash from Streaming?

February 17, 2018

This article from Digital Music News is about streaming revenue.

The scary fact coming out of it is this:

99% of the 377 billion streams are for the top 10% of streamed tracks!

That means a handful of major stars are making all the money, and the crumbs, 1% of streaming revenue, is left to 90% of musicians.

Yet another reason for the music revolution. for more.

CBAs – Details

February 2, 2018

Want to end poverty in the US without spending a penny? Here’s how it might happen.

Good news! Your state has been selected in the regional lottery.
Your state will receive 50 billion dollars in a Community Bank Account. That money is never spent but it helps the state in two ways.

1. The INTEREST goes to ending poverty in the state by empowering the poorest areas to improve.
2. The capital is available for LOANS to businesses in that state. This may be further used to end poverty by being limited to small business and personal loans only.

What’s next?
The state will make a list of the main centers of poverty in the state. They will:

1. Determine a level of annual income or less, that defines poverty. 2. Determine the number of communities in poverty, and make a list.
Most likely there will be entire rural counties, and certain neighborhoods in larger towns and cities.
3. Take the first month’s interest on the 50 billion, and give it to the first name on the list. Next month the second name, etc. When you finish with the first round. Start again at the top, and continue forever!
4. The community (rural county, or city neighborhood), takes the interest they receive and spends it to improve the entire community.
5. Before the community gets the money, they should make a plan on how they will spend the money, how they will budget the money they get. This record, plus any receipts for expenditures, can be reviewed by a state committee, to check to see that the money was well spent. If it was not, the state can stop the program for that community. So there are checks and balances.
6. When the poverty line improves across the poorest areas, more communities may be added to the list.


Work Smarter, Not Harder

January 9, 2018

Work smarter, not work harder, says the motto.

My response, yes. Too often people advise others that hard work is enough. But that does not always work.

Here is an example: you go to a bank and ask for free money. They say no. Not working hard enough! You have to try one hundred, or one thousands banks!

This is a problem I see in all the arts. Musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists, etc., all not seeing that how much you work won’t change a system that has become unfair to so many.

Corporations, through media consolidation, have the upper hand in all these industries, and they push profit over quality. Work hard, and work smart. Rebel against the system or you are just asking banks for free money.

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers. For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc that you have to search for, is making minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire art world is upside down. That is why the art revolution to change it.

Tom Hendricks,


Hey Rich How Much Is Enough

December 26, 2017

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