Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman/CEO Jody Gerson on Why the Music Industry Has Yet …

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… Chairman/CEO Jody Gerson on Why the Music Industry Has Yet to Have a #MeToo Moment. News. By Camille Dodero | January 27, 2018 5:47 PM EST. Jody Gerson. Save. Jody Gerson poses during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 13,
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Biz hails increased US streaming rates for songwriters and publishers

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Biz hails increased US streaming rates for songwriters and publishers

The CRB also removed the Total Content Cost (TCC) cap and raised the TCC rate, which should help close the gap between record company and publishing earnings on services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. A late fee was also introduced which will mean services must pay songwriters on
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'Beetle Bailey' cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

Walker's work ethic was defined by “Beetle Bailey,” the longest-running comic strip drawn by its original creator in the history of comics, but he published eight other strips at various points of his career. Among those was “Hi and Lois,” a “Beetle” spinoff he launched in 1954 with Dik Browne, future creator
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Stock Price Hits All-Time Low Today

on January 08, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Barnes & Noble Announces Barnes & Noble Pressâ„¢, an Enhanced Self-Publishing …” published on January 24, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Barnes & Noble, Inc. Stock Plunged Today” on January 05, 2018. More interesting news
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Inaccurate Environment Agency flood maps distort house prices, claim locals

“It is absolutely unacceptable for the Environment Agency to publish false information on flooding and to leave it in the public domain. “Can we be sure that the false historic flood information has not also been published with similar gross errors all over the country? The Historic Flood Map should be
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Helene Catherine Smith Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by …

Her most recent historical book is titled “Murrysville and Export.” Some of her other historic books have included “A Guidebook to Historical Western Pennsylvania,” “Sallie Civil War Dog,” and “Whisky Rebellion.” She is also the owner and president of McDonald/Sward Publishing Company, a subsidiary
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Advertising Ephemera Collection

B. F. Johnson & Co.9; Gem Novelty Co.3; Bradley, Garretson & Co.2; Curtis Publishing Co.2; Dodd, Mead & Co., Pub.2; more Company ». Product. Books6; American Boy Magazine1; American House and Home1; Bible Talks with Children1; Books, Magazines, etc.1; more Product ». Category.
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Can't Be More Risky. Just Reaches All-Time Low

More notable recent Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Barnes & Noble Announces Barnes & Noble Pressâ„¢, an Enhanced Self-Publishing …” on January 24, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Barnes & Noble Customers
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BBC accused of publishing details of male presenters' pay cuts in a 'headline-grabbing' ploy to …

Women at the BBC have accused the corporation of publishing details of male presenters' pay cuts in a ploy to divert attention from the damaging details of next week's gender pay report. The news that stars including John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Nick Robinson have agreed to a salary reduction
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Non-Fiction

Booksamillion.com offers deep discounts on bargain books, audio books, overstocks and clearance books.
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Songwriters Score Historic Win in Dispute Over Streaming Royalties

The CRB also gave additional relief to professional songwriters, who have seen their ranks decimated by anywhere from 75 to 90 percent over the last 15 years in response to dwindling revenue from song publishing in the digital age due to issues around piracy, the emphasis on single songs and
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Namchak

We are dedicated to sharing the Namchak teachings of Tibetan Buddhist practice through meditation practice, community, and retreat.
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Tesla Surges, But Renault Zoe Coasts To #1 In 2017 Europe Electric Car Sales

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Tesla Surges, But Renault Zoe Coasts To #1 In 2017 Europe Electric Car Sales

In December, Tesla had its usual last-month-of-quarter peak performance, but this time the resurgent Renault Zoe resisted the Tesla tide and won the Best Seller title anyway, thanks to 3,380 deliveries. Interestingly, the biggest surprise in December didn't reach the December top 5, ending the month at
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Making headlines and putting it to bed

The Post offers a peek into the fascinating world of journalists, publishers and journalism. And that it is based on true events of The Washington Post in 1971 makes it all the more alluring. The movie's depiction of the turmoil the publishers and editors go through in the run-up to the 1971 publication of the
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Cannon Falls Publisher Elected President of Newspaper Group

Cannon Falls Beacon publisher Mike Dalton has been elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Jan. 27, 2018, at 4:58 p.m.. Cannon … Dalton is a fifth-generation newspaper editor and publisher, taking the reins from his father Dick Dalton in 2013. The Cannon Falls Beacon has been
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For this Port City household, writing is a family affair

Some more “Coming Attractions” this year from Southeastern North Carolina writers. We don't see much of Wilmington writer Karen E. Bender, since she became a professor of creative writing up at Hollins University in Virginia. So, it was nice to hear that she has a new collection of short stories, “The
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Copyright Royalty Board Boosts Songwriters' Streaming Pay Nearly 50%

The ruling, in favor of the National Music Publishers' Association and the Nashville Songwriters' Association International, amounts to what NMPA president and CEO David Israelite calls “the biggest rate increase granted in CRB history,” with Amazon, Apple, Google, Pandora and Spotify compelled to
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What Amazon's Mysterious 50% Royalty 'Error' Says About Self-Publishing

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What Amazon's Mysterious 50% Royalty 'Error' Says About Self-Publishing

Authors using Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon's e-book publishing unit, were given a shock when they turned to their KDP dashboards on January 9: A “50%” royalty rate … Though nothing else has been confirmed, the self-publishing community has been swift to make their informed opinions known.
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Interview with Haris Adhikari

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Interview with Haris Adhikari

Keep writing! Creative pursuits always help us to see our life in the different light. Don't they?” And wonderfully enough, I've been trying to see this life in the different light. Even in the recent years, I have come across some really encouraging prominent figures in the literary scene through The Society of
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#SocialSkim: One Social App to Replace the Rest; Snapchat Allows Sharing: 10 Stories This Week

The move makes sense: Content that's embeddable by publishers and others on the Web helped make YouTube the biggest video platform in the world and Twitter a common source of news commentary. What's Snapchat to gain in all of this? More visibility outside its app, new insights as to where their
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In A Hard-Fought Victory, Royalty Rates For Songwriters Spike 44 Percent

Additionally, the CRB removed the Total Content Cost (TCC) cap, giving publishers the benefit of a true percentage of what labels are able to negotiate in the free market resulting in significantly higher royalties for songwriters. The CRB also increased the TCC rate resulting in the most balance between
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Columbia alum donates $1M to college

Columbia received a $1 million challenge grant from the Efroymson Family Fund to support the construction of the new student center as well as fund student programs. Jeremy Efroymson, vice president of the Efroymson Family Fund and 1996 creative writing alumna, said his experience attending the
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A feat of the feet

There was a time when I aspired to visit all 50 states. It wasn't on any bucket list. I didn't keep it in a wish-upon-a-star jar. It was something I wanted to be able to claim I had done. And maybe one day I will. But I've been stuck on No. 39 for a long time … somewhere between Vermont and Wyoming.
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Keep 17 News in your Facebook feed

Facebook is changing the amount of news posts you see from publishers and brands focusing on posts from family and friends. The changes to that Facebook algorithm are expected to reduce the number of posts you see from news publishers like 17 News, but there is a way to ensure you continue to
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Songwriters score massive win in rate dispute with streaming companies

The streaming companies must now pay songwriters and publishers 15.1 percent of their revenue, up from 10.5 percent. The rate-setting hearing pitted songwriters and publishers against the top streaming companies, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google, Pandora and Amazon. Together with the
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Why can't S'pore produce a Tash Aw?

He notes how in his creative writing classes in Singapore, there's often a lot of nostalgia about an old, happy kampung way of life before HDB living came into the picture. “I can tell you, Malaysia is still full of kampungs and people don't really want to live there, if anyone has a choice. These are not
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Gail Simone: “Have We Given up on the Notion of Publishers Supporting and Building a Comic …

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I tried as publisher to do an Image page with an editorial and comics stuff but not every book made room for it and the majority of the books themselves aren't really connected or can be–so crossovers are few and far between. The letters page in Savage Dragon is lively and active and we DO have an
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Color Theorist Painted Herself an Escape from the Cutthroat Publishing World

But when the supermarket tabloid's management took over her publishing company in Los Angeles in 2002, she knew she had to find another line of work. “They were just as cutthroat and cheesy as you'd think they'd be, and I was miserable,” Moss says. “From that misery came a desire to do something
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49th Cairo International Book Fair opens its doors

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49th Cairo International Book Fair opens its doors

One hundred and fourteen new publishing houses are participating for the first time in the fair, and 117 kiosks are established at Sour El-Azbakeya's tents, where books are sold at reduced prices. This year's round will hold special activities for children. A 2,000-metre platform is set for children, where
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How to keep getting Daily News stories on Facebook

News feeds will change to prioritize posts from users' friends and family, and decrease the likeliness that public posts from publishers like the Midland Daily News will be displayed. According to a 2016 study from the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Facebook users are using the social media
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NMPA Claims Victory: CRB Raises Payout Rate from Music Subscription Services

According to the NMPA announcement, it looks like at least two tiers of the three-tier formula used to determining music publishing royalties are still in effect. The NMPA revealed that rates will increase from 10.5 percent to 15.1 percent of revenue during the five-year term — that's a 43.81 percent increase
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Honors College freshmen return from Florence, adjust to Kent Campus

Cruxton added that in addition to the courses provided from day one, she hopes the students will choose to participate in events hosted by the Office of Global Education for past study abroad students, such as resume writing workshops, and a Florence reunion with Fabrizio Ricciardelli, the director of the
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Magic, Myth, and Girl Power: Spotlight on Roshani Chokshi

Adolescence isn't easy for anyone, but for Aru Shah, who suddenly learns she's part of an epic story out of Hindu mythology, being 12 years old is particularly challenging and wildly exciting. Aru is the titular character of Chokshi's effervescent fantasy adventure, Aru Shah and the End of Time, the first of
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Spotify, Streaming Songwriter Payments To Rise 44%, Copyright Royalty Board Rules

“As the leading music publisher, we believe that overall this is a very positive ruling by the CRB as it will deliver an unprecedented topline rate increase for songwriters and publishers over the next five years,” said Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier in a statement. “While we
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Nintendo Of America Says Nindies Are Exceeding Nintendo's Expectations

IGN has published an informative article about the state of indie titles on the Nintendo Switch. They recently had the opportunity to chat with Kirk Scott, Manager of Business Development at Nintendo of America's Publisher and Developer Relations department, to talk all about the recent surge of Nindies
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FIBD Angoulême 2018 Day 1-2: Hot graphic novels of Europe

Friday, I moderated the panel on international publishing with Hunter, Wilson, Diana Pho of Tor/MacMillan and Patty Rice of Andrews McMeel. It was a fascinating group to talk to as the publishers involved range from super well establish (Andrews McMeel) to “emerging” in the case of Gallery 13 and
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'Frat boy' in politics

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'Frat boy' in politics

The guidelines follow recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving members of its English department's creative writing program. Two current creative writing professors at the Montreal university were removed from their classes following allegations levelled at instructors. In response to the
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Sony/ATV Releases Statement on Copyright Royalty Board Decision

“As the leading music publisher, we believe that overall this is a very positive ruling by the CRB as it will deliver an unprecedented topline rate increase for songwriters and publishers over the next five years. While we are disappointed not to get the per-stream rate that we wanted, the planned rate
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Anything but 'Fake News': Cartoonist Josh Neufeld on his graphic account of the 'Donald Trump …

AiPT! had a chance to attend a reading of Neufeld's comic at Pine Manor College, where he teaches in the Comics & Graphic Narratives concentration for its Low-Residency Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. Afterward, we chatted about the work that went into translating this controversial news
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Of thieving magpies and novelists: Four first-time authors on the challenges of writing

A great debut could make a career in any creative field. While writers will tell you that the writing process never becomes easy, the first book is always a major accomplishment. Four authors — Diksha Basu (The Windfall), Prayaag Akbar (Leila), Sandip Roy (Don't Let Him Know) and Lucy Hughes-Hallett
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Abigail Allen Named To Dean's List at Miami University

Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their division for first semester 2017-2018 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance. Allen, from Oswego, is earning a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English: Creative Writing.
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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: Fans Need 'To Be Educated About The Fact That Music Has …

10 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list. It was released in the U.S. on October 31 via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Bruce has said in interviews that he wrote his autobiography by hand in a notebook while sitting in his local bar.
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Gail Simone Asks “Have We Given up on the Notion of Publishers Supporting and Building a …

I tried as publisher to do an Image page with an editorial and comics stuff but not every book made room for it and the majority of the books themselves aren't really connected or can be–so crossovers are few and far between. The letters page in Savage Dragon is lively and active and we DO have an
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January 2018 Data Bestsellers: Most Popular Free Datasets On USA Open Data Portal

January 2018 Data Bestsellers: Most Popular Free Datasets On USA Open Data Portal. Meta S. Brown , Contributor I decode … available and what can be done with it. So here's a kind of bestsellers list for data, the top ten data offerings available to the public on data.gov, as of today, January 27, 2017.
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Were Analysts Bearish Bloomsbury Publishing plc (LON:BMY) This Week?

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 62 investors sold Bloomsbury Publishing plc shares while 519 reduced holdings. 137 funds opened positions while 460 raised stakes. 1.11 billion shares or 0.68% more from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q2
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Local author and illustrator team bring nature mindfulness to life for kids in new book

Finally, after two years of writing, illustrating, and finally self-publishing, the book was complete – the first in the Nature Child children's book series that Klassen and MacDonald have planned. Klassen says that the whole experience of putting the book together from start to finish was an unforgettable
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McLEOD: Finding grace in a bathroom stall

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McLEOD: Finding grace in a bathroom stall

Since that moment I have made a conscious effort to infuse positive energy and love into my work, and to bring the best of what I've got into every situation. I don't master it every time. … in Noble Purpose. She is the author of the bestsellers “Selling with Noble Purpose” and “Leading with Noble Purpose.”
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Growing the community through education

He hopes to offer summer camps in history, creative writing, geology, and theater-arts and to see community education grow. Each series fee is $ 25 with limited size. To register or for more information, call the school office, 435-586-2845. “I have to say, there are some challenges with this job, and ones
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JLF 2018 sidelights: Of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Manto, Rasogolla wars and more

What's the connection between Manto and Nawaz? Well, he is the protagonist in Nandita Das' biopic on the Urdu writer who wrote with so much feeling on the Partition. The front lawns, the largest venue at JLF, was so packed with the actor's enthusiastic fans that movement to any other venue could only
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Major victory for songwriters as US mechanical royalty rates rise 44%

The ratio of what labels are paid by the services versus what publishers are paid has significantly improved, resulting in the most favorable balance in the history of the industry. “While an effective ratio of 3.82 to 1 is still not a fair split that we might achieve in a free market, it is the best songwriters have
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Publisher's Pen: The Kern county budget and a national 'negotiation' about the wall and immigrants

Have to start with a big shout out to the Daily Independent news staff. In the Q4 quarterly efficiency rating from parent GateHouse Media, your community news staff was one of 273 certified for recognition. There were only four in California. Editor Jack Barnwell, city editor Jessica Weston, community
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Honor roll

Maxine Block of Pahoa was named to the 2017 fall semester dean's list at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. Block is a junior English creative writing major and the daughter of John and Virgina Block. • Gabrielle Gleason of Hilo was named to the 2017 fall semester dean's list at Southern
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Festival celebrates York writing

Fiona will be interviewed by Rob O'Connor, the festival director. The York Centre for Writing will launch alongside the 2018 festival with a public event when members of the Creative Writing department will read from their work. Tickets are now on sale for the festival with a wide variety of authors, artists,
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Kenilworth Book Press Offering Contest for Publishing Contract

KENILWORTH, NJ – Local readers and writers have the chance to win a publishing contract through a contest held by Kenilworth-based publishers Blydyn Square Books. The small company, which opened in 2015, publishes only a few books per year as they work to build their presence in the market,
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Ridgefield Resident Juliette Kelly Named To Dean's List at Miami University

… first semester 2017-2018 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance. Kelly is earning a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Strategic Communication, English: Creative Writing. Considered one of eight original “Public Ivies” in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.
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