Rock News of the Day
So you want to make a living in music? A songwriter would need 288 million streams of their work to earn the average salary of a Spotify employee, according to new figures.
According to The Trichordist, if a songwriter retains all publishing rights to their song they would need 288,104,634.15 spins to earn the reported average salary of a Spotify employee – $168,747.
The figure is based on songwriters being paid on average $0.00058 per stream of their song on Spotify, a rate The Trichordist describes as “abysmally below market.”
— Scott Weiland’s widow Jamie says she’ll likely walk away with nothing from singer’s estate, after he left behind “an enormous amount of debt”, which will chew up the remaining $2 million dollars.
— A sequel to the movie based on The Who’s Quadrophenia concept album is to start shooting later this year, with original stars Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett and Trevor Laird returning. Set in the present day, the story follows the character Jimmy into late adulthood.
— Bad Company, featuring original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke, have announced their first British tour in four years. It’ll take up most of the month of October.
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Sex before vs. after kids
Before kids, you can get it on pretty much whenever and wherever you want. After having kids, usually there’s a need to get a whole lot more creative in finding that alone time.
What’s your most creative ‘after kids’ story? Leave a comment below!
On This Day in Rock
1948—Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England.
1961—Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army for 3 years and is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. He is honorably discharged a little over a year later after breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.
1969—The Rolling Stones record “Honky Tonk Women”
1976—The Who set the record for “World’s Loudest Rock Band” when their show in London measures 126 decibels. Guiness later stops certifying the record, concerned about hearing loss.
1985—The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), sends its first letter to the RIAA requesting a ratings system for albums and concerts. The group is led by Tipper Gore, who is the wife of Senator Al Gore, so the record industry takes it seriously, and cuts back on their Metal budgets. The end result is warning stickers on albums containing offensive lyrics.
1993—Jon Bon Jovi’s wife Dorothea Hurley gives birth to their first child, a daughter named Stephanie Rose.
Guess My Gitch
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I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS RED!