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Old 07-06-2019, 07:11 PM
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A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook. I thought the author made some valid points, especially about the low payouts from streaming services.



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Havighurst wrote of something I’d heard for years. The justification for music in schools is that it benefits the other (more important) academic areas. His simple, but brilliant response is that the purpose of music in education is to make students more musical.

Now why didn’t I think of that?


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Havighurst wrote of something I’d heard for years. The justification for music in schools is that it benefits the other (more important) academic areas. His simple, but brilliant response is that the purpose of music in education is to make students more musical.

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I don't remember when was the last time I read something more beautiful than this. Thanks for sharing!

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I don't remember when was the last time I read something more beautiful than this. Thanks for sharing!

@donaldm, I will read for sure as soon as I have a 5. Thanks!
How can you say it was the most beautiful thing you ever read when you haven't read it yet LOL
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How can you say it was the most beautiful thing you ever read when you haven't read it yet LOL
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All the caveats about Medium noted. However, this particular still seemed to make some interesting, and for the most part, valid points. Those of us who work in the music industry, even if only on a part time basis, know enough at least to validate what the author is saying.



The question I wonder about is what new models for earning money does the new technologies for creation and distribution of music offer that weren't possible before? Even as the new technologies whittle away at the old ways of monetizing one's creations, new ways of doing so are opening up. What we probably need to ask is what are the new ways and how can we capitalize on them? There is no way to restore the old models. Sure, some will employ the old models while everything is in the transition phase, and do just fine. But, sooner or later, the new will replace the old entirely. What will things look like then? How do we prepare for that? And how do we profit from it? Those are the sorts of questions we should be asking.
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A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook. I thought the author made some valid points, especially about the low payouts from streaming services.



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Wish I could read it but I'd have to sign up with Medium. Never heard of that - what is it?
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Wish I could read it but I'd have to sign up with Medium. Never heard of that - what is it?

That's odd. I'm not a member and I had no trouble reading off my friend's link.



Anyway, to answer your question, Medium is a subscription news/opinion/information service with a broad range of topics of interests. Its kind of like a huge online magazine of everything. My wife, who is a Professor of Communication at a nearby University, loves it.
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Wish I could read it but I'd have to sign up with Medium. Never heard of that - what is it?
Jack. Have a close look again, most of the membership-wall notices by Medium have the appearance of being a hard wall but you can just dismiss them by clicking on the (X) usually not so obvious in the top right of the pop-up window.

It's part of the crap that is Medium that annoys me, and I thought BScout's write up was pretty good. Its not uncommon for technology industry folks, and investors etc. to want to post there today thinking they will get audience leverage, it's largely a fallacy (e.g. better to put effort into better content on their own company website blogs, social media, and SEO efforts, etc.).
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Watched on ipad with safari and I didn't need to check anything. Tried on Chrome and Firefox iOS and same there.
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