"The music business is a harder slog than it used to be. Media is fragmented into a million pieces and it's very hard to achieve the ubiquity that acts used to be able to achieve, and thus sell what they used to sell. Piracy is still rampant. But there are acts that are doing very well, because they are paying attention to where the money goes, and not bellyaching, sans facts, about the music business. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate
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“They will all see significantly less money coming from downloads and CDs over that time though. It’s going to be a painful year or two for the average musician. And it may be harder for the people in the music world before this change to adapt than it is for artists born into this world,” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
My first recommendation for the actualization of this dream post-COVID-19 is the redesign and revival of the Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture to now include Sports. This will become an annual platform, outside of politics that has failed for 57 years to find a common ground, where robust intellectual conversations will take place under the cover of a cultural celebration that will regularly bring Africans and Blacks in the Diaspora to a meeting place in the continent, one country after the other as host, to actualize the dream of a united Africa of the continent’s founding political fathers. COVID-19 provides the painful but needed opportunity, ingredients and the environment for this to happen. … [Read more...] about Future of Sports in Africa after COVID-19
The team has resources from throughout the Volkswagen Group to achieve its goal. The Artemis project is Audi's new initiative to speed up automotive development dramatically. The goal is to create an electric, "highly automated" vehicle that could be on the road as soon as 2024. The work begins on June 1. Going from nothing to a product on sale in just four years is far faster than automakers can usually introduce new models. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
Tinder recognises encouragement is instrumental in driving self-confidence, and a little support can go a long way. These women have worked tirelessly to solve problems, go after their dreams and shake up the start-up industry along the way. Tinder is committed to using their platform to amplify and support female-led businesses and recognises that if we all lift each other up, we’re all better for it. These women have more than earned their seat at the table, and this is a celebration of their tenacity. This article is part of Tinder’s $1 Million dollar pledge to offer free in-app ad inventory to female-founded start-ups. In each story, 2 of the 10 recipients have been interviewed to get a glimpse of their journey as women founders, their company’s goal and vision. Meet Devanshi Shah of PetKonnect PetKonnect is an app that brings together animal lovers, irrespective of whether they have a pet or not. Founded with the intention of improving the pet-care available … [Read more...] about Tinder Pledged free in-app inventory to women-led businesses: Meet PetKonnect and Civis.Vote and the women behind them