25-Jun-15/Blog /

gainsbourg

In our last article, we said that the UK has sold the 10 best albums in the world. Despite that, they are the fourth world’s leading market, between Germany and France. Germany, like Japan, is a physical market (70%), but they also have had a rise in the growth of streaming. Concerning France in 2014, …

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18-Jun-15/Blog /

sam-smith-in-the-lonely-hour

In March 2015, the Official Albums Chart included audio streams for the first time. This move followed the successful addition of streams to the Official Singles Chart eight months beforehand and reflects the massive growth in streaming, which has doubled in a year from 25 million streams a day in January 2014 to 50 million …

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11-Jun-15/Blog /

cover apple

There is no need to remind you in 2015, what Apple is. The success story of this company is due to their politics on consumers’ proximity. They offer products people want, and the products were designed for them. « Apple think different », the slogan introduced in 1997. The philosophy behind this line tells us that despite …

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04-Jun-15/Blog /

Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Many artists speak about their influences being works of other artists. The influence may come from different aspects of the work e.g. by its arrangement, lyrics or beat. Apart from the music, influence may also come from the artist themselves. The two main facts that prove an artist is influenced by another artist are: recording …

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28-May-15/Blog /

lost in translation

Last month to celebrate the coming of Shinzo Abe (the PM of Japan), Barack Obama said “Today is also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke. Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis “. When we think about …

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21-May-15/Blog /

youtube

How many of you were upset with this message? How many of you were upset because actually, from your country origin, you could have access to this content, but now, from where you are, you are blocked? Since its creation in 2005, YouTube is the second most used search engine, with 6 billion hours of …

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14-May-15/Blog /

fight

History proved that we all fight and stand for our ideals. In 1872, women in the United Kingdom gained the right to vote; during the French Revolution, Privileges were abolished; in 1955, Rosa Parks stood for the African-American Civil Rights etc. Even in the work we do, we all believe in something. Journalists fight for …

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07-May-15/Blog /

lastfm-biffin-tags

Adolescence is the period in which music for teenagers, is a means of expression. For example, if a teenage listens to rock music, it means that he /she has got a rebel personality; if he/she listens to rap music, it probably means that they want to look cool. Although these remarks seem to be a cliché, …

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30-Apr-15/Blog /

treetown-crowd

Adele. Justin Bieber. Shawn Mendes. The Weeknd. Conor Maynard. Colbie Caillat.      All these musicians have one thing in common: they were all found on the internet. In just the past decade, the technology which is available today has become a large part in our society. The technology which we use daily now has been …

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23-Apr-15/Blog /

world-music

Music is a universal subject. You can’t deny it wherever you go, it’ll be there. In each country you visit, you will get a taste of the kind of music culture they have without intending to. In India for example, if you go out on the street it’s inevitable that you will hear Hindi music …

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