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    If the music service wins, the label wins, if the music service loses, the label still wins. This disconnect between how the market performs and how the label performs is one of the festering wounds of the streaming music market. And its revenue impact is massive. In fact, advanced label streaming payments were 158% of the $91 million that digital music revenue grew by in Q2 2016. Yes, that’s right, advanced streaming payments accounted for all of the digital music growth, and more.
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    On the surface it is a clear cut success story, but as is so often the case with music industry statistics, all is not quite how it seems. The Global Streaming Market First of all, let’s look at the global picture. According to the IFPI’s Recording Industry in Numbers (RIN) 2016 edition record label streaming revenue grew by 45% in 2015 reaching $2.9 billion, up from $1.9 billion in 2014. But even that number requires a little due diligence. The IFPI restates its historical numbers every year to reflect the current year’s exchange rates, which can, and does, overstate things.
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    Until then, histories of Ukraine, especially those officially permitted by Moscow, tended to paint a provincial picture, placing Ukraine squarely within a Soviet context. Ukraine was the cradle of Slavic peoples and the breadbasket of the USSR, so the clichés went. “There were no books on Ukrainian history that were objective being used in Ukraine,” noted Dr. Jurij Darewych, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre and a former physics professor at Toronto’s York University.
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    For a historian, there’s little more satisfying than being in the right place at the right time. Orest Subtelny hit both marks.
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    with advent of the personal computer, the number of typographer jobs dropped, but the increase in graphic designer jobs more than made up for it.
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    奥巴马选择的Low Cut Connie乐队的播放量一夜之间就增长了2906%,嘻哈二人组Reflection Eternal则跃升了798%。
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    Long after he left the White House, he realized what had happened and wrote: “A margin of some thousands… got too much of the productive pie for the services they performed…. Another margin of some 20 percent got too little.”
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    demoralized people,” as Walter Lippmann wrote then, “is one in which the individual has become isolated. He trusts nobody and nothing, not even himself.” Seventeen years later, in The Lonely Crowd, Riesman explained the plight of the inner-directed man caught in such a crisis: “If repeated failures destroy his hope of future accomplishment, then it is likely that his internal strengths can no longer hold the fort against the external evidence.

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