Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Seriously. Pandora is pushing your music to new listeners.” Farish said over the previous quarter his music had 5,238,000 plays on Pandora, compared with 107,760 on Spotify. “Spotify is not working for me to introduce my music to new people like Pandora is,” he said. “Does that take away from sales? It’s possible.” Lowery said he’s “kind of ambivalent about Spotify. They sincerely believe they are helping artists and the music business. They may well be, but the jury is out.” David Macias, president of the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers distribution, marketing and management company, contends that Spotify has gotten a bad rap from its critics. “They’re sort of saying ‘All big companies are the same, and they’re bad and they’re out to screw us,’ and I just feel like that’s intellectually lazy and not getting us closer to understanding what’s going on,” said Macias, who rebutted Yorke and Godrich in a Billboard column. “I have yet to see a serious economic critique of Spotify that convinces me that it’s a bad thing for artists.” What Macias sees is listeners shifting from an acquisitional model, in which they pay to own music, to one in which they consume it as if it were a utility, like water. You still pay for the latter but don’t think about it every time you fill a cup.
He predicts Wire concertgoers and students also will fan out to other neighborhood businesses. “That whole destination thing, there’s something to that,” said FitzGerald, who compares what he is seeing to the game “Monopoly.” “This little strip here from FitzGerald’s down to the Wire you’re starting to see some houses on those monopolies,” he said, referring to the board game’s development options. “I think Berwyn wants to see hotels.” Boosted by a recent $10 million streetscape improvement project, Roosevelt Road is being developed as the town’s “entertainment corridor,” said Berwyn Development Corp. Executive Director Anthony Griffin. “We do have some thoughts of building upon the music scene of Roosevelt Road,” Griffin said. The corporation, which contracts with the city, dedicated about $230,000 in local taxes toward the $1.2 million Wire renovation, Griffin said. The money came from a tax increment financing program, which diverts tax dollars from the city and schools toward economic development projects, he said. Wire is projected to generate nearly $50,000 per year in property and sales taxes, he said. Other recent arrivals include Wing Boss, a Culver’s restaurant, Sushi Junkie and a retail bake shop at Turano Baking Co., he said. The building that houses Wire was a theater in the 1930s, said David King, president of David King & Associates, the Oak Park real estate firm that managed the building’s sale. The space was later occupied by a local council of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which sold it to Neville and the other investors, King said. The new owners stripped the interior to bricks, hauling away about 30 truckloads of material from two dozen offices and several bathrooms that had made up most of the second floor, Neville said.
4 music professionals team up to give Berwyn a new nightspot
Meet Anita Malhotra , a very well known figure in Ludhiana, a city that loves to celebrate everything under the sun. The socialite has given city women a lot of reasons and places to celebrate and while everyone is well aware of her passion for cooking, they do not yet know the secret ingredient to all her achievements. ‘In music, the passions enjoy themselves’, goes a very popular saying by Friedrich Nietzsche that holds true for Anita. Because when she hits the play button and walks into the cookhouse, all the other noises seem to fade. “I love to play old Hindi songs when I cook and that keeps me going every single day of my life. People often inquire about the secret ingredient in my dishes that make it so irresistible, I think this is that”, she smiles. However, Anita hasn’t always been that great a chef. In fact the beautiful lady had never seen what the kitchen looked like before she was married. “When I was married I did not really know how to cook and I did not even take classes as a lot of girls do. Initially, when I would cook it would sometimes come out to be disastrous too. But my husband was always very appreciative of my efforts”, she says.
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3. She’s already gained the admiration of musicians industry-wide, ranging from Cyrus to Elton John. Her single Tennis Court “is one of the most touching, beautiful things on earth,” John recently told USA TODAY . “You just open your mouth in wonder.” Lena Dunham, Olivia Wilde and Carson Daly also count themselves as fans. The Auckland native has two theories about why listeners have connected with her music: “There’s not a lot of reality in pop music sometimes. It can feel quite detached from people’s lives, and so that was something people appreciate about my music maybe. But also, it’s super, super simple, which is kind of refreshing.” Royals was inspired by the lavish, over-the-top lifestyle of hip-hop and pop artists. “I realized that lots of the references (in their lyrics) didn’t really relate to anything in my life,” says Lorde, though she does count herself as a fan of Drake and Nicki Minaj. But when choosing her stage name, Yelich-O’Connor sought out a royal-sounding moniker, inspired by her childhood obsession with aristocracy, “something that has always fascinated me. Everything that happened to a royal family in, like, the 17th century is just absurd, but cool.” She added the silent “e” at the end of “Lord” for a feminine touch. She signed a development deal with Universal Records at age 12 after an artists and repertoire rep saw video of her performing in her school talent show. But things didn’t really get going until she partnered with co-writer Joel Little and released her EP, The Love Club, on music-streaming site SoundCloud for free last year.