The money goes to the label, who then pays a small percent to the writer (composer) rather than the performer.
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Pandora has a different model than Spotify, and comparing them is somewhat silly.
Pandora pays the standard rate, set by the government. It cannot play a specific song you request, or play an entire album. Much like traditional radio, you hear what "the DJ" decides to play. You can "choose a station" by selecting an artist or song, but you can't force it to play the song you want.
Spotify, on the other hand, deals directly with the artist, and pays more for allowing to play an album, or specific songs.
At at the end, it doesn't really matter how much they pay the label, because the artists doesn't get shit.
As a side note, the royalties, like in radio, are paid to the song writer, not the performer.
Yes. Well, there's probably some other people who aren't familiar with The Oatmeal who are equally offended.
Take a look at his website; it's obvious that the guy is a an animal lover, with a twisted sense of humor.
Can we stop saying that only fanboys buy Apple products now?
It's pretty clear that mid America buy a shitload of Apple products; it's not a single, small demographic.
I don't care what you use for a phone or a computer, but your arguments no longer hold water.
Apple has some software problems for sure; let's just start with iTunes. However, calling it a "nosedive" is simply lame. I feel he's just trying to gain some attention.
I am an OSX and iOS user. While I don't think either one is perfect, I have recent Windows and Android experience, and have no desire to use either on a regular basis. Problems? Yes. Nosedive? Not at all.
Don't buy ice at peak times.
For fuck's sake, Burning Man is about self reliance. Sp rather than be an adult, and deal with his ice chest in the early morning late at night, or some other time with low lines he wants to change the system to suit him.
He simply doesn't understand the event. And guys like him are part of the reason I no longer go.
It's because of business travelers.
I stay in nice places, and expense them. Do I really care if I get charged another $10?
If 10 is good for Apple, it'll be good for MS.
Whatever the issue - moon landing, anti-vaxers, Kenyan President. climate change... the deniers will deny.
Science will not change their minds. Evidence will not change their minds. Nothing will.
Ignore them and move on.
The secret to music that can't be pirated; make shitty music nobody wants.
"3) Many policemen would far prefer that their gun not be useable if someone takes it away from them."
That may be the case, but cops will be the last group to accept technology like this. It may be forced on them buy the department, but the men and women in uniforms, who are actually on the street do not want this tech.
The guy who shot himself in the dick was the owner of the gun, and I assume his fingerprints would have allowed him to shoot himself in the dick with this gun as well.
What problem did this gun theoretically solve?
I'm refinancing my house at the moment. Having my card stolen will raise all sorts of flags, and either about or delay the process.
My property won't be missing if I run up a massive credit card bill, but it would potentially cause me hours and hours of work, a bunch of money, and a shit-load of stress. I'd rather that the problem be fixed instead of ignoring it for another bunch of years.
That might explain why Comcast and AT&T are so shitty and slow.
I didn't realize they were run my militant clerics, but now it all makes sense.
Once again (still) cops are above the law.
They demand respect, yet show none. Departments overlook and hide massive crimes committed by their officers.
This is just typical cop behavior.