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drag2share: My Song ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’ Was Played More Than 3 Million Times On Pandora And I Was Paid Less Than $40 (P)

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/70gsrINpTL8/hit-songwriter-slams-pandora-royalty-rate-2013-7

record heaven is a place on earthEditor’s note: Ellen Shipley co-wrote the Belinda Carlisle hit “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” The song topped the charts in both the US and UK in 1987. Shipley’s comments, reproduced below, originally appeared on DigitalMusicNews.com, and we are republishing it here with site editor Paul Resnikoff’s permission.

It is interesting and very disturbing that no one is addressing the SONGWRITER’s situation in this Pandora debacle.

Pandora wishes to REDUCE the amount of royalties that songwriters have already seen CUT in 2005.


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Monday, July 8th, 2013 news No Comments

Redbox, Not Netflix, Is The Nation’s Largest DVD-Renter (NFLX, DISH, CSTR)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-redbox-not-netflix-is-the-nations-largest-dvd-renter-2012-1

From 2010 to 2011, Redbox’s percentage of the physical-disc rental market increased from 25% to 37%, according to market research firm NPD Group. (via Deadline)

Meanwhile, Netflix’s share stayed flat, despite the Qwikster debacle and Reed Hastings’ statement that DVD-by-mail subscribers will decrease steadily from here on out. Brick-and-mortar stores like Blockbuster lost 7%. And video on demand continues to increase in popularity, now accounting for 31% of all rentals.

chart of the day, movie disc rentals, jan 30 2012

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 news No Comments

Social “media” is created – the total quantity, reach, frequency, and intensity are not pre-known

Social “media” is created – the total quantity, reach, frequency, and intensity are not pre-known. The “media” that is generated can be positive or negative or both. Extremity or “extreme-ness” is usually a necessary ingredient. Extremely positive, extremely entertaining, extremely negative, etc.

Oprah Winfrey KFC Grilled Chicken disaster, coupon debacle. Her reputation may have been permanently tarnished because she was found out to have been paid by KFC to promote the coupon tied to the launch of KFC grilled chicken.

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Dominos was on the hot seat when 2 employees shot a video of them sticking mozzarella cheese up their nose and then putting it into the pizza.

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Motrin offended the sensibilities of moms when they implied that a baby was a cool “accessory.” ┬áThe blogosphere and twitter lit up with people taking exception to that.

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