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Re: “Streaming Didn't Kill the Music Industry. Major Labels Did.

Time was when you went to a show and got a t-shirt that you could wear around and brag about having been at the show. These days you can order one online, along with other merch, without ever having to go to a show. A lot of fans might be able to afford a shirt but not the ticket.

I think a lot (most?) fans want to support the artists and they *think* they are supporting them with platforms like Spotify - most fans don't have any idea how little money is going to the artists from streaming services.

Posted by Markus Alexander on 04/23/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “HB 500 Sponsor: Wholesalers “Made Clear They Weren’t Going to Discuss” Raising Barrel Cap

So, in other words, regulations that protect drinking water, air, healthcare, and working class citizens are bad, but regulations that protect corporate monopolies from competition are okay. #RepublicanLogic

Posted by StarSword on 04/22/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “True Blood: A vampire show for people who don't like vampires

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Posted by Michael Cortes on 04/22/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Cherry Vanilla's New Wave Adventures in the Sixties and Seventies Flavor Jaybird O'Berski's Jacques Brel Revue

Cherry has a fantastic personality, and so it is that all her interviews are a joy for me to read!

Siobhan

Posted by Siobhan DiNardo on 04/22/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “The Palace International

An amazing Family Owned restaurant that has been around since 1989 in Durham
Great Vegan food and South African wine

Posted by snochola on 04/21/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “The Durham-Orange Light Rail Now Costs More Than $3 Billion, and Durham Will Have to Pay More of It

Hopefully, light rail will die before very much is spent on it. As noted by gmbmnc, computer-driven vehicles will completely eliminate any need for light rail. Computer-driven vehicles will deliver door-to-door service (without any need for parking). And that door-to-door service will be much more rapid and inexpensive than light rail can hope for.

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Posted by Mark Bahner on 04/19/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

A friend of mine who has had a rescue and doggie day care/board for years, said she uses Sevin Dust on her property. She says that is how she controls fleas and other pest. She told me to get some, she even gave me the money to get it. My dogs are on flea preventive 90% of the year, but the last few years, it seems to be a come and go, as far as my yard goes and my dogs. Last year, I didn't have much of a problem controlling the fleas. The year before, I could not control them at all. My dogs were infested with them, despite the preventive. Most states had a mild winter, so I figured they may be more of a problem. But it seemed to just developed over the weekend. My dogs were miserable. No one slept in my house this past Monday night, April 17th. So I called my friend. She said to being them out when I got off work and we'd bath them and she'd give them each a Capstar to help to start getting rid of them. Then she said she used the Seresta collars on her dogs, in rescue and personal dogs and she used Sevin dust on her property. She said it was safe. Over the years, several people have made the same recommendation. But I have yet to use it. My dogs are my kids and the only family I have. The three are seniors, 10 and 12 years old. I'd hate to lose either of them because of difference of opinion on the use of Sevin Dust in my yard. I lost a German Shepherd mix to cancer and bloat 3 years ago. I'm ready to lose one of mine I have. So where would be the best place to go for the truth about Sevin Dust. I remember my uncles using it on their crops, corn, tobacco when I was a kid. But that was a whole lot of years ago.

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Posted by Barbara Duke on 04/19/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “The Neuse River Is Sick, and Advocates Blame the Pork and Poultry Industries

SO, reward capitalists for being stupid enough to put facilities in flood plains?
JFC, who comes up with this crap?

And the cesspools AKA 'lagoons' don't have to flood anywhere to ruin the Neuse. The N makes it to the river with no flooding, just evaporation.

Now that Smithfield is owned by foreign entities is time to shut them down. Ruin your own damn country in order to eat shitty pork.

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Posted by dodahman 1 on 04/19/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Awesome-Sounding Film and Food Hub Going into a Building on West Chapel Hill Street

"The Cookerys Nick Johnson and his wife bought and renovated..."
I suggest editing Mrs. Nick Jonson's to Rochelle Johnson.

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Posted by dawnbland on 04/19/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Seeing Green: What North Carolina Is Missing By Skipping Out on Legal Weed

It would be nice if I could read the article but enlarging the image makes it worse. Cannot see it clearly at all. Very poor quality.

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Posted by Jamie Hopkins on 04/19/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Streaming Didn't Kill the Music Industry. Major Labels Did.

Thanks for writing, Chrisso. Who's to say how long it takes to write a great song? Lots of great songs were written really quickly, lots of them took a long time. Keith Richards came up with the riff for "Satisfaction" when he was asleep. But recording costs have gone down, not stayed the same. As for merchandise, the article didn't say streaming invented new income in the form of merchandise, but rather that it helps build fan bases so that artists can make money on merchandise and tours. And it does.

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Posted by David Klein on 04/18/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Streaming Didn't Kill the Music Industry. Major Labels Did.

Years into this debate and we're still seeing the same mistruths being pedalled.
1) Yes, the cost of CD media came down, but the cost of musicians, studios, the time it takes to write a great song remained the same or increased. The cost of a music industry CD was 99% the cost of musicians, recording, man hours work, not the cost of the 0.50p CD carrier.
2) Musicians have always sold merchandise at shows. Streaming hasn't invented new income from selling t-shirts at your show. That income already existed. Streaming stripped out the income from record sales. So most musicians now earn much less, not more or even the same.
It's no surprise the musicians you example all have day job or live day to day on little income.
Is that a good thing for the music scene and music lovers worldwide? No.

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Posted by Chrisso Johnson on 04/18/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “How Weather, Chance, and War Brought Twenty Thousand Persecuted Vietnamese to North Carolina

Truly the work of our Gracious God. Those poor people. I can't imagine suffering like that. So blessed for good people to help them out. Would love to be a part of that. I will be praying for everyone in that country. I don't understand hatred and never will. Praise God for sending them help. When I feel sorry for myself I need to remember how blessed I truly am to live in a country where I can praise God freely. Some people don't believe and will make their comments but I don't have to worry about being jailed for my beliefs. I need to not forget that people are killed for their beliefs . Thank you Lord Jesus for helping them.

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Posted by danie on 04/17/2017 at 11:20 PM

Re: “How Weather, Chance, and War Brought Twenty Thousand Persecuted Vietnamese to North Carolina

I think that is so wonderful helping those poor people. I can't imagine the suffering they went through. Truly a work of our Gracious God.

Posted by danie on 04/17/2017 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Moonrunners Saloon

Food is always amazing and Friday night karaoke is a fun time for all.

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Posted by Harryoke on 04/17/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “The N.C. Wholesalers Association Says Barrel Cap Bill Won't Help Breweries, Attacks Them Anyway

This guy from the wholesalers group blames flat state excise tax revenues on 38 breweries ? Give me a break. There are lots of excise tax in addition to beer wholesalers. Their excuses have been stupid. But then thats how the legislature thinks. HB500 needs to pass committee.

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Posted by Allen Oakley on 04/17/2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “An Autopsy Appears to Contradict the Durham Police Department’s Account of How Frank Clark Died

The cartoon is wrong;
bullet that shattered femur came first, from behind;
the bullet through TOP of skull went through brain & lodged in neck;
fragments along that path near skull,
and stippling on scalp indicates shot from distance less than 3 feet,
but absence of soot means more than 12 inches, so
he was executed from a distance of about 2 feet after he was shot down,
unless the shooter, Barkley, was standing on a ladder...

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 04/17/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: North Korea Is Becoming Trump’s Cuban Missile Crisis

It is just like the Cuban missile crisis IF.....

1.) Cuba was thousands of miles away

2.) Cuba was not backed by a major global nation with a functioning nuclear arsenal

3.) Cuba had repeatedly tried and failed to launch their ineffectual rockets

4.) There was actually any risk to the U.S. or American citizens

5.) The whole thing wasn't a "wag the dog" moment meant to deflect attention away from Trump's domestic flailing and failing.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 04/17/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “How the Longbranch country music dance hall became an electronica hotbed

YOU, Longbranch, screwed up....country, even TODAYS country outweighs ANY other club....TOO BAD you went with the wrong promoter....JAMES DUPREE AND DAN WOODS were the best....They kept the country AND pop side alive...YOUR loss....bye, bye now....

Posted by Terri Goble on 04/16/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Sticker Shock: Why Does the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Suddenly Cost $3.3 Billion?

For a "progressive" publication, you don't seem to comprehend the growth rate of the region and the benefits of light rail mass transit - you sound like the rural gerrymanderers who want to put the State back to the 1940's, retard growth completely, have the type of problems that Detroit has, and who, BTW, do NOT contribute their fair share at all to roads, bridges, tunnels and would be happy to see the growing and urban Triangle areas just shrivel and wilt under over-volume, polluting roads. The region will best benefit from, prosper with, and needs multi-modalities for moving the populace and allowing the region to sustainably and successfully grow. The Durham Orange light rail project is an excellent and needed mass transit rail project that should proceed forward now as it is very viable and will immensely help the region.
Focus on fixing the State congress members who are happy to support wealthy and polluting factory pig farmers and Duke Energy to the exclusion of more valid uses of their support.

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Posted by wavwood on 04/16/2017 at 9:59 AM

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