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Music Revolution 2017

September 19, 2017

Here is a summary of this somewhat long article; 3 old men control 80% of music. That’s bad. Music revolution against it. That’s good.

Will the music media ever go a week without promoting Bieber, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Perry, Adele? The media won’t tell you what is going on in music but I will – there is a music revolution to make it fair and exciting.

The music industry has jumped the shark, we are stuck with only 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry, only support the same aging teen pop stars – where 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and have ruined sales that have dipped since 1999. Where is the music media? What story could be bigger?

Many are progressive on social and political issues, but couldn’t be more corporate when it comes to music and the arts! Don’t allow 3 companies to control 80% of the entire music industry! Don’t turn your back on all musicians?

Who do you support, 3 businessmen or all musicians?

Three CEO’s from Warners, Universal, and Sony control 80% of the music business. They have made it clear that only teen pop will be promoted, and only by the same stars( Bieber, Perry, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Adele and sometimes a flavor of the week). The rest of the music world is marginalized out of most coverage, reviews, awards shows, etc.

For best music quality, there should be thousands of competing companies, not three. The quality and variety of mainstream music is at an all time low and hasn’t changed much in 10 years. Radio is just ads and nobody is listening, concert tickets are a rip off and hassle, the music media is just press releases of what they want to promote, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes – always the same few promoted over and over- and there is never news of the alternative to all this). Music sales have barely caught up to those of 1999! Most money goes to a few over promoted aging pop stars. (70% goes to 1% of musicians.)

We also need a music media that covers the other 99% of musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Help by three very small things.
1. Pass the word that 3 CEO’s control music and have done great harm to music, radio, concerts, music media, and music online, as well as ruining the careers of thousands of musicians. Just talking about it helps all musicians everywhere.
2. Support the Dallas musicians or anyone else that is actively against all this.
3. Talk to your favorite music news site and ask why they won’t talk about the music revolution.
4. Support Pennies for Play, a way for any musician to stream music for pennies on his website without corporations.

There is a music revolution going on and you can decide which side you want – the side with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music business and the music media, or all the rest of us.

‘People prefer NOT to listen to new songs,” Digital News (that quote sums up how bad it has gotten.)
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/quote-on-music-industry-most-people-prefer-not-to-listen-to-new-songs/

THE TWO MUSIC INDUSTRIES, Us VERSUS the Corporate 3. https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/18/bhad-bhabie-cash-me-outside-split-industry/

MUSIC CHART – revenue falling fast.
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9rp2

WHY THE MUSIC ALL SOUNDS THE SAME.
http://tinyurl.com/cqf8ykb

1% Make 77%
Top one percent of musicians get about 77% of the money.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/03/05/toponepercent/

Fact: the Richest Artists in the world make 75% of their money touring. That means hardly anyone is buying music.

Fact: you have to have over 100,000 clicks on your streaming music a month, to make minimum wage.

Fact, one pop star made an estimated 550 thousand dollars for one sponsored instagram post for Coca Cola.

Quote: The three major labels dominate the Spotify negotiaions… – DMN.

Fact: The average mainstream hit song has 4+ writers and 6 different publishers (digital music news.)

Fact: Live concerts and streaming = 73% of revenue.

The musicians you search out on the net, are making minimum wage at best. You don’t want that for fast food workers, why do you allow it for the musicians you love?

UMG, album sales down 15%, download sales down 29%
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/02/24/umg-streaming-revenue/

Let’s bring it home to you the reader – every musician you know is making minimum wage or less from their music. So either support them or you are supporting the 3 corporations.

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The Women Collage

September 14, 2017

This collage, Women, is a collection of my drawings of women over the years.

Making the actual collage took a few hours; but in another sense it took 50 years. That is the length of time it took for me to make all these drawings. Here I have assembled them into a single collage.

With the new copy technology out there, I am one of the first generation of artists to be able to do something like this – to make drawings, take them to a copy store, then cut out the copies and make a collage.

Far as I know I may be one of the first to make a collage of original drawing copies. See what you think?

The Origin of Life – Difficult or Easy?

September 2, 2017

IF the origin of life was difficult then we are most likely not here.

If the origin of life was not difficult then we are most likely here.

The fact that we ARE here suggests that the origin of life was most likely not difficult.

The Lab

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Public Domain

August 31, 2017

Till Mickey Mouse is in the Public Domain, corporations control the government. Disney tells the government to jump and they say how high Mickey?

This video by “Adam Ruins Everything” explains why nothing is in the Public Domain anymore, and why that is not good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiEXgpp37No

Tom Hendricks
tomhendricks.us


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