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    major music service pays me an average of $.000035 per stream, or about $35 for a million streams, thus reducing a reasonable middle class living to the value of a pizza.”
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    concern about the “Thucydides Trap”. Named after the classical Greek historian, this notion is a creation of the Harvard political scientist Graham Allison, who calculates that in 12 of the 16 cases in which a rising power has confronted a status quo power in the past 500 years, the result has been war. Past iterations of Chinese strategy under Xi’s predecessors Deng Xiaoping and Hu Jintao spoke of China’s “peaceful rise”, its amenability to international rules and its willingness to fit in with the existing order. The period of “hide and bide” may now have passed. Fu Ying, a former...
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    the availability of a multinational music rights database would reduce transactional costs and generate much more business for the industry. But the challenge remains and delays bringing the music trade fully into the modern digital age.
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    this push-me-pull-you sound familiar? It is an elegant example of the Hegelian dialectic.) The problem is that Pasteur’s process of sterilizating food not only kills harmful bacteria, it also kills beneficial microorganisms, a realization that has led some Oregonians to go back to drinking raw milk.
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    Nobody called cops pigs in the early 1930s. Even when they were used to break strikes, it was widely acknowledged that they were as exploited as the workers.
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    employees began yelling in unison, “Carreyrou.” It began to grow louder still. “Fuck you, Carreyrou!” Soon men and women in lab coats, and programmers in T-shirts and jeans, joined in. They were chanting with fervor: “Fuck you, Carreyrou!,” they cried out. “Fuck you, Carreyrou! Fuck. You. Carrey-rou!”
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    Under Holmes’s direction, the secretive company had barred other scientists from writing peer-review papers on its technology.
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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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