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The Value of Music

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Why the Future of Music is Streaming

Original Article: https://medium.com/@Innerviews/the-finger-s-on-the-self-destruct-button-8502f3cc4b5c

Data sources:

IFPI Music Report 2015: http://www.ifpi.org/news/Global-digital-music-revenues-match-physical-format-sales-for-first-time

The Real Death of the Music Industry: http://www.businessinsider.com/these-charts-explain-the-real-death-of-the-music-industry-2011-2?IR=T

Film Industry: http://www.statista.com/statistics/259985/global-filmed-entertainment-revenue/

Video Game Industry: http://www.statista.com/statistics/278181/video-games-revenue-worldwide-from-2012-to-2015-by-source/

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Google & YouTube Drops Real-Name Policy for Comments

Google & YouTube are dropping their "real name" policy and linking the comments to a Google+ account, but does this mean a return of the YouTube Troll?

This is the apology from Google+:

"When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names.

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use.

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is."

YouTube Comment of the Day

William Thorton doesn't like me very much…

This is the source of this common: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHhneg…

Google Nexus 7 Unboxing & Review

The Google Nexus 7 Android computer dropped yesterday at Fortress Lock and here I am gurning at the camera and giving my opinion about this interesting piece of tech.

The unboxing…

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Review

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The Goople NexPad

Probably the greatest innovation in portable computing ever seen. I bet you cannot wait to pre-order your very own Goople NexPad?

(Of course not, this is a skit I put together using another of my son’s toys)

Music: “Chelsea Loft Long” from iLife Sound Effects in Final Cut Pro X – Copyright Free Clip

Google Music Threatens Music BizTM & iTunes

Google, the people that brought Google (the search engine), Google+ (nope, still don’t know what it is for) and YouTube launched its own music service. Google Music is in beta mode at the moment but threatens iTunes dominance by allowing users to upload 20,000 songs to the cloud for FREE.

The really interesting thing about Google Music is that it will have an “Artist Hub” that will allow musicians pro and amateur to sell their wares via Google and the Android Store. The really great thing is that there will be a one-off $25 fee for this service and any profits you make from your music will be split 70/30 with Google getting the latter percentage. A good deal, I think.

What makes this service tantalising is if Google integrates it fully into YouTube and Google+ as this would give musicians a way of creating a social hub and sell their music in one fell swoop.

Of course, Google has a history of non-starter projects so it could be that Google Music just fizzles out and collapses under the weight of expectation, leaving iTunes to dominate the market. Who knows? Only time will tell…

For more info, truck over to: http://music.google.com/artists

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