Hilary Clinton vs. Donald Trump
Some people have it deeply set in their mind that the Democrats are the best game in town and give their negotiating power away before the game begins. So, you see Politician’s go out of their way to make concessions for those willing to make them fight for their vote.
Every election cycle is a negotiation of a contract between you and the person you vote for. It’s not about Republican or Democrat, it has never been about that.
It is about money and control. Entitlement programs are about control; I will give you this if you do this. It was never intended to help you become the completion, welfare programs have serve their purpose to pacify and impede growth of those who are not like them.
Learn the system, use it, manipulate it and become its master. Wake up and get yours, change your mind set and realize free stuff cost too much. Strangers do not give you shit because they love.
But you know this, Right?
Independent Artist suffering a major industry blow!
With the expiration of the Webcaster Settlement Act small webcasters facing a steep increase in royalty rates forcing large number of independent stations to go silent. The rate hikes favor the big guys and destroys the little guys. Live365 had with over 5000 stations on their platform is closing its doors on January 31, 2016. This is a major loss for independent webcasters and artists. All Live356 was a convenient platform providing one stop blanket agreement for all PROs. Stations using their servers left a tangible digital footprint that could be used to verify actual spins. Assuring fair and equal payment to all artists.
I support fair and transparent payment to artists and labels when their work is used. But we are losing our small broadcasters. Small broadcasters are more important todays digital musical culture. As commercial FM radio, Pandora and Spotify become increasingly focused on narrow repetitive playlists squeezing out independent webcasters, indie labels and artist. Commercial Radio, Major Record labels and Publishers have long since consolidated with wall street money. Relying on algorithms to socially engineer the music choice provided to the public. While surrounding themselves with financial firewalls to keep the little guys in check.
If you love good, weird, or just different music choices support the little guys anyway you can.
SMALL WEBCASTERS, ARTISTS, & INDIE LABELS
We believe artists and small webcasters are on the same team. Let’s keep it that way!
We’re optimistic that a solution can be found to allow many small commercial webcasters to continue to operate, and ensure that great music continues to get played and artists continue to get paid—directly, transparently and fairly.