Apple is really trying to take over the world yo!!!!
Apple has reportedly intensified talks with major music labels regarding an interest in starting an advertising supported streaming-radio competitor to Pandora, by early next year.
In order to challenge Pandora, Apple is seeking licensing deals that allow more flexibility for listeners since Pandora currently relies on a “compulsory license” that limits it’s listeners. Apple is also pushing for earlier access to new releases.
“Radio is a natural step for Apple,” Rich Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG LLC, toldBloomberg. “This helps Apple dominate in cars, where people listen to an average of two hours of radio a day.”
Greenfield went on to add, “If Apple offers a radio product, it will be far superior to anything else on the market. They’re seeking direct licenses to avoid all the restrictions that come with a compulsory license.”
What are your thoughts on Apple’s latest move? Could you see yourself dropping Pandora for Apple’s streaming-radio play?
I know I am a couple days late on posting this but this shit is CRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is inspiring!!!
Disney has just confirmed that they will acquire George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm Ltd for $4.05 billion, in a deal that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise. Disney has scheduled Star Wars: Episode 7 for a 2015 release, with future movies to come every two to three years. Not much is known about what to expect from the films other than the fact that Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy will be executive producer on any forthcoming Star Wars movies, while George Lucas himself with serve as creative consultant.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
Technically in the new film should pick up after Star Wars: Episode 6 — Return Of The Jedi, the third film in the initial trilogy that came out in 1983. We can’t wait to see what comes of this
Heading to Miami next week. Got to check this out.
I had the pleasure of working with Planned Parenthood on the “Yes We Plan” campaign. This is a matter near and dear to my heart and I was honored when Kristi asked me to be a part of this. Mary J. Blige, Julianne Moore, and Q-Tip. DOPE!!!!
I am really amazed how Wu Tang started with 36 Chambers and now the Rza is making his first kung-fu movie. Talk about Destiny Fulfilled… Congrats to The Rza.
New music from Gotham Citi, “Official”. Produced by: BMC. And as a bonus, I have attached footage of me creating the song. Enjoy. P.S. THEIR SINGLE “I WANT YOU” IS COMING SOON!!!!!
Me composing “Official”: