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first_imgTech giant Apple is currently in talks with streaming service TIDAL to acquire the platform and use it to bolster their own service, Apple Music, according to sources close to the matter. Although negotiations are still underway, and confirmation and terms of the deal are still unconfirmed, Apple’s streaming efforts would surely stand to benefit from TIDAL’s exclusive relationships with various high-profile artists like Kanye West and Madonna. The issue of artist royalties from streaming has become more and more pertinent in recent years as the record industry has shifted away from purchased digital and physical units and toward a more streaming-based model. With declining record sales, artists now have to make the majority of their money from touring, and many feel that this may have an overall negative effect on the quality and quantity of new music that new artists are able to bring to fruition. Hip Hop mogul Jay Z purchased TIDAL in March of 2015 for $56 million in an attempt to route a larger portion of the proceeds from music streaming to the artists rather than large corporations.As Jay Z said in an interview with Billboard following the purchase, “For someone like me, I can go on tour, but what about the people working on the record, the content creators and not just the artists? If they’re not being compensated properly, then I think we’ll lose some writers and producers and people like that who depend on fair trade. Some would probably have to take another job, and I think we’ll lose some great writers in the process.” Jay sold equity stakes in the company to nearly twenty other artists, marketing the endeavor as the first artist-owned streaming service and offering perks like exclusive releases for paying subscribers. The infographic below, via Information Is Beautiful, which shows the disparities between artist payouts for streaming between the various competing services, illustrates Hov’s noble intentions in purchasing TIDAL:However, Jay’s big plans for TIDAL have not gone as well as expected. A year after the purchase, TIDAL’s subscription numbers are well below expectations, still trailing Apple and Spotify‘s services by considerable margins, leading to a smaller net payout for artists via TIDAL despite their higher per-stream rates. Furthermore, a handful of artists have brought legal action against the company for problems with payment. Earlier this year, John Emanuele from the band The American Dollar filed a class-action suit claiming that TIDAL has yet to compensate the band for any of the royalty payments accrued from the streaming of the band’s 116 copyrighted songs on the platform. This has prompted Jay Z and Tidal to mount a concurrent suit against the company that sold them the service last year, saying that the user numbers they presented were fraudulent.Despite publicly remaining behind his venture, Jay Z has been shopping the company around to big tech companies for months, having reportedly taken meetings with Facebook and Samsung as well. While it is unclear how Apple would incorporate TIDAL’s current structure into their own efforts, if Apple does end up purchasing the company, the already-competitive streaming industry will become an even smaller club, consolidating more power with fewer large corporations and making it harder and harder for artists to change the status quo, as Jay and his partners originally sought to do with TIDAL.last_img read more

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 12/31/2017 | Photos: Keith Griner To ring in 2018, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took over the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky for their New Year’s Eve celebration. Throughout their show, the Baltimore-based funk act worked in a number of classic Disney tunes alongside the group’s more typical catalog.With all members of the group dressed as Mickey Mouse in his familiar outfit of red pants and suspenders, black shirts, and mouse ears, Pigeons wasted no time getting to work, opening the show with the Lion King opening and the 20th Century Fox theme and giving a glimpse to fans as to what was in store for the rest of the evening. Mixed in with takes on their own tunes like “Walk Outside”, “King Kong”, and “Something For Ya” were covers of The Lion King’s “Mighty Jungle” (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, originally made famous in 1961 by The Tokens), “Hakkunah Matatah”, and “Just Can’t Wait To Be King” in addition to a rendition of Moana’s “Shiny”.For the second set, the band returned first with “Too Long”, a tune off the group’s most recent album Pizazz, and a fan-pleasing rendition of “Poseidon” before a take on “Auld Lange Syne” to start off 2018. Returning to their Disney theme, the group pulled some tunes inspired by Aladdin, including “A Whole New World”, “Arabian Nights”, and Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”. Housed in a “Horizon” sandwich, the group worked in a cover of Jungle Book’s “Bare Necessities”, which was then followed by covers of “When You Wish Upon A Shooting Star” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and their original new tune “Dawn A New Day”.[Video: Silas Tockey]Rounding out the show, the group used “Schwanthem” as a jumpoff point for a take on Pochahontos’ “Color Of The Wind” before ending the show with a return to “Schwanthem” and “The Liquid”. For Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s encore, the group laid out a standout rendition of “Couldn’t We All” before performing the “Mickey Mouse Club” introduction theme, then finishing out the show in full with a “Zydeco” sandwich featuring “A Tale As Old As Time”.You can check out a full gallery of photos from the show below, courtesy of Phierce Photography.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 12/31/2017Set One: Circle of Life Intro* > 21st Century Fox > Melting Lights Walk Outside > The Lion Sleeps Tonight > Walk Outside King Kong > Shiny* > King Kong Sunny Day Hakuna Matata* > Time To Ride Somethin’ For Ya > I Just Can’t Wait To Be King*Set Two: Too Long Poseidon% > Auld Lang Syne^ > A Whole New World*^ > Magic Carpet Ride # > Poseidon Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You* > Bare Necessities* > I Wanna Be Like You > Horizon > When You Wish Upon A Star*^ Dawn A New Day Skipjack > Can You Feel The Love Tonight* Schwanthem > Colors of The Wind* > Schwanthem > The LiquidEncore: Couldn’t We All > M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E* Zydeko > Tale As Old As Time*^ > ZydekoNotes: * First time played | ^ Instrumental | % w/ NYE countdown | # w/ “Arabian Nights” and “How Far I’ll Go” teases <a href=”http://pigeonsplayingpingpong.bandcamp.com/album/disnye-2017″>DisNYE 2017 by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong</a>center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgPremier League bosses have given a cautious welcome to the prospective use of video referees in next season’s FA Cup. The International FA Board has recommended the trials, which would allow referees to seek assistance from an extra official on decisions relating to goals, red cards, penalties and cases of mistaken identity. Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini are among those to pronounce themselves broadly in favour of the plan. And the news was welcomed by Rangers boss Mark Warburton, who said: “Yes I am in favour of video technology. “I think the pressure on match officials is getting ever more intense and I think every help we can give them, we should. “I understand the concerns about losing the rhythm of the game but with technology now there is no delay. It’s split-second.” However, some leading bosses reacted with more caution, with Roberto Martinez admitting he is “not a big supporter” of video technology. The Everton boss said: ” Goal-line technology has been an incredible help to referees but I think we should allow referees to manage and understand the game. “If they can’t see something and they need help then video technology could be helpful but I wouldn’t like to take human error away from football as it is part of the game.” And Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino echoed Martinez’s sentiments, warning the introduction of technology risked interrupting the flow of the game. Pochettino said: “The good things in football are that we can speak about it after game; whether it was a red card, a yellow card, or it was offside. “Maybe football needs to keep some things important, the human decision need to exist in football. “Okay, we know it is more professional these days. Football needs to keep a sense of the past.” But bosses also warned the continued introduction of technology could have a negative impact on the natural flow and excitement of the game. Hiddink said: “Any kind of help is welcome in the modern age and football is such a conservative game, but it must not be overdone. “You can have some tests, especially when it’s in key situations – when there’s a goal coming which is not allowed. [But] it must be in key situations.” Pellegrini appeared to go further, suggesting he would like to see managers given the chance to challenge refereeing decisions in the same way as tennis or cricket. The Chilean said: “I think each manager can have, similar to tennis, one play in each 45 minutes to review – just one – and about important things, about red cards, about penalty, about goal. “I think it is very important – the same as goal technology – not to use the technology to change the criterion of the referee, but just if it is a mistake.” Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri also backed the proposal, saying: “I would want it, yes – in the right way. You can check immediately, in 10 seconds you can say. The opportunity would help the referee, help everybody.” Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan suggested this morning that the proposal could also be trialled in next season’s Scottish Cup. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This will be Syndergaard’s first career postseason appearance. His key to the game?“The establishment of being able to throw my fastball to both sides of the plate,” he said. “I mean, big league hitters can catch up to the fastball to no matter how hard it is. So as long as you’re able to change speeds, I feel like I’m going to have success.” Like Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom on Friday, Greinke and Mets starter Noah Syndergaard will have to contend with a hitter-friendly atmosphere today in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.The heat (the temperature was 92 degrees at game time Friday) is expected to settle in the mid-80s in time for the first pitch today. Syndergaard, 23, went 9-7 with a 3.24 earned-run average in 24 starts for the Mets. The rookie right-hander has dialed his fastball up to 99 mph on occasion this season.Greinke offers a contrasting style, a reliance on mind games over miles per hour. It worked quite well for the 31-year-old veteran as he led MLB with a 1.66 earned-run average, making him a favorite to win the National League Cy Young Award.“I think experience kind of helps being in the playoffs,” Greinke said, “because I do sort of treat it sort of similar to just a regular game or I try to as much as possible. The first time in the playoffs is a little bit different. I feel it’s helped out just trying to keep it as similar as just any other game.”center_img Zack Greinke was crushing the ball.Sure, it was only batting practice and sure, it was a sweltering Thursday afternoon, not the calm, cool air typical of Dodger Stadium in October. But Greinke doesn’t often crush the ball. For all his talent at the plate (he’s the only pitcher Don Mattingly batted eighth all season) Greinke does more damage via batting average than slugging percentage.But Greinke noticed.“It’s been traveling all year, it seems like,” he said. “Yeah, it is pretty hot, so it should travel a little bit more than average. But the same weather both teams have to play with.”last_img read more