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« Reply #4410 on: February 27, 2018, 07:56:19 pm »
And in case you wanted some analysis, she has absolutely no chance. 

This is a district that voted overwhelmingly for Clinton (both of them) and Obama (nearly 85%), and is nearly 2-1 latino/a over African-American.  The Democratic incumbent is Latina, and because of CA's top 2 primary (where the top 2 vote recipients in the primary, regardless of party move on to the general election), she beat an African-American Dem in the Nov General Election 53%-47%.  In the primary, the two Republicans garnered 5.5% and 3.6%.  A total of five Democrats received a higher vote percentage than the two Republicans.

This is basically a "hey world, don't forget I'm here" move after Fox News didn't renew her contract.
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« Reply #4411 on: February 28, 2018, 05:02:40 pm »
Anyone subscribe to The Athletic yet?  I'm pretty sure I'm going to, just wanted to see if anybody has any experience they could share.
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« Reply #4412 on: March 19, 2018, 01:23:36 pm »
Uber Self Driving car involved in death of a pedestrian

This has the power to derail everything, but it shouldn't.
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« Reply #4413 on: March 21, 2018, 07:42:19 pm »
A very interesting way to look at the United States....

http://americancommunities.org/
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« Reply #4414 on: March 21, 2018, 10:24:13 pm »
A very interesting way to look at the United States....

http://americancommunities.org/

thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #4416 on: April 02, 2018, 01:50:12 pm »
and John Oliver even name dropped that campaign last week
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« Reply #4417 on: April 02, 2018, 01:55:37 pm »
and John Oliver even name dropped that campaign last week
As Cher Horowitz would say, "...after that Stacey's candidacy went from technical to non-existent."
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« Reply #4419 on: April 23, 2018, 12:31:26 pm »
Streaming has returned the music business to it's peak
this was an interesting takeaway from that
But perhaps the biggest story of all is the growth of artists without labels. With 27.2% year-on-year growth this was the fastest growing segment in 2017. This comprises the revenue artists generate by distributing directly via platforms such as Believe Digitals Tunecore, CD Baby and Bandcamp. All these companies performed strongly in 2017, collectively generating $472 million of revenue in 2017, up from $371 million the year before.  While these numbers neither represent the death of labels nor the return of the long tail, they do reflect the fact that there is a global marketplace for artists, which fall just outside of record labels remits.

 
Up until now, this section of the market has been left out of measures of the global recorded music market. With nearly half a billion dollars of revenue in 2017 and growing far faster than the traditional companies, this sector is simply too large to ignore anymore. Artists direct are quite simply now an integral component of the recorded music market and their influence will only increase. In fact, independent labels and artists direct together represent 30.3% of global recorded music revenues in 2017.


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« Reply #4420 on: April 23, 2018, 12:37:39 pm »
I did enjoy that part, though I would have liked a little more data on what the artists get and what the non-label companies get.  I've simply never done the research.

One sentence says "artists generated" and the next says "companies revenue"....
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« Reply #4421 on: April 23, 2018, 03:13:31 pm »
Please please please please please please please please please please don't let Bandcamp go public.
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« Reply #4422 on: April 23, 2018, 03:47:18 pm »
Please please please please please please please please please please don't let Bandcamp go public.

Even if the alternative is LiveNation purchases them?
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« Reply #4423 on: April 23, 2018, 04:15:03 pm »
Please please please please please please please please please please don't let Bandcamp go public.

Even if the alternative is LiveNation purchases them?

Any change of ownership that puts them at the mercy of shareholders would be the death of them.
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« Reply #4424 on: May 02, 2018, 11:58:49 am »
I think they actually paid someone to do this study.  Amazing.

"A new study by internet radio service Pandora shows that too many ads can motivate users to pay for an ad-free version, but push many more to listen less or abandon the service. The study found that the additional subscription revenue does not make up for the lost ad revenue from those who listen less or leave the service."

https://www.wired.com/story/pandora-learns-the-cost-of-ads-and-of-subscriptions
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