The Secret of Freddie Mercury and Queen Revealed in 2019

 


The famous collaboration between Queen and David Bowie that led to the birth of Under Pressure, the masterpiece published in Hot Space , has been the subject of so much speculation over the years. Indeed, successive declarations to that partnership itself have not been lacking, which has led to so much enviable musically, but also to clashes that – although part of the nature of a recording studio – hardly seemed to be suitable for the level of collaboration between Queen and David Bowie . Now, even more, we know more: there are songs made by the two parties but never published.

The clashes between Freddie Mercury and David Bowie during the registration

Despite the temperament and character of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie , to which was added the common goal of making songs that could remain in history, the climate within the recording studios was not always quiet.

Imagining a quarrel between two greats like Freddie Mercury and David Bowie would seem difficult , yet, it is enough to mention Brian May to understand that this happened: “Freddie and David challenged each other and clashed. But these are things that happen in a studio: sparks flew to get a result like that. They challenged each other in indirect ways, like those who arrived last in the studio. It was beautiful and terrible, but I only remember the wonderful part. And of those sessions a lot of material never came to light: we’re thinking about it “ . The guitarist not only declared disagreements between the two, but also the presence of new material that the band could give birth to.

The songs of Queen and David Bowie that have never been published

To confirm the theory of Brian May also Peter Hince, band’s roadie , decided to confirm the version according to which some songs – made between Queen and David Bowie – would never have been realized.

Thus stated Hince: “There is stuff with Freddie and David singing together – whole pieces of rock’n’roll, raw but complete. They started singing covers and pieces of their own, to come back the next day and record what would become “Under Pressure”. But tracks were recorded in that period, which were never finished or mixed. David recorded voices on some tracks that were not used. So there is an archive somewhere. “ In short, the songs exist and have never been lost … would you like to hear completely new songs years after the death of Freddie Mercury?

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The Most Popular Topics in Podcasts

What are the most popular topics in podcasts in the US and Europe? How do these categories “behave” according to the time of day? How can these analyzes help the development of a rapidly growing sector such as podcasting? And again, can the listening behaviors of a category influence the strategic plan for promoting a podcast?

Voxnest – a leading company in the podcasting market –  has attempted to answer these questions by bringing to light some data and topics based on listening to podcasts related to their property, with the main objective of opening a discussion and discussion table with and for the industry of podcasting.

“The analysis of listening to podcasts based on the categories allows us to understand how the podcasting market is developing and what the audience behaviors are compared to the contents – says Tonia Maffeo , Head of Marketing Voxnest World -. Observing these data is of primary importance, especially in a historical moment like this, in which the giants of the ICT audio are also entering the podcasting market: it is therefore good that all the industry is compared, both to understand how we will move, both to share data entries with those who are betting on audio. “.

 

Podcasts: the 5 most popular content categories.

 

To understand how we got to analyze the categories and what are the most popular issues via podcast in a USA / EU comparison, Voxnest analysts have collected all the European countries under the same hat in order to compare them with the USA (a country that, again according to Voxnest’s analysis, it “holds” the record for podcast listeners in the world): a rather different picture of people’s listening tastes emerges, also in relation to time slots.

 

But let’s go into detail: among the first 5 categories examined by Voxnest regarding the United States , Religion stands out  , followed by Culture , Sport , History and finally News and Information .

 

As for the most popular category by Americans, Religion, it can be said that there are mainly two favorite moments for listening to dedicated podcasts: in the morning between 7.00 and 8.00, and in the evening after 21.00.

 

Sporte News and Information maintain a constant trend throughout the day, with a substantial difference linked mostly to the peaks that they record: Sport, in fact, is most listened to around 7.00 and 17.00, while news-related podcasts record three peaks, one around 8.00 am, one around 6.00 pm and finally one more pronounced at around 9.00 pm: a countertrend compared to what is usually expected, namely that listening to the news is the prerogative of the first morning.

 

In light of this, it is not incorrect to say that the listening behavior of news podcasts is similar to that of TV, which records the peak of spectators in the various newscasts during the evening.

 

Regarding the History category, the attention of the listeners is concentrated in the early hours of the day, around 7.00 am, where we find a first peak.

 

After that, the interest gradually declines during the course of the day, except for a final recovery, between 9.00 pm and 10.00 pm, similar in size to the morning peak, to then enter the night band where the natural lowering of the you listen.

 

The second US category is that of Culture, which the Americans prefer to “consume” in the morning: listening grows in fact after 6.00 in the morning with a clear peak at 8.00, which is slowly diminishing after 9.00.

 

The Top 5 Categories in Europe

The data of Europe photograph a completely different situation: in the first place in the most listened to categories there are all the podcasts related to the theme  Business followed by Culture , Psychology , History and, finally, Education .

 

The obvious datum in common with the USA concerns essentially the most listened time slot, transversal to all the categories, that is the 7.00 of the morning. Before school, before work, at a time when many find themselves already in the car in long lines or doing some morning fitness.

 

The Business category has a constant trend in the chart examined by Voxnest, with a second peak detected after 16.00. The same happens in general, albeit in a slightly minor form, also for the Culture and Psychology categories.

 

The case of Storia is different, where Europeans prove to be more attentive listeners between 16.00 and 18.00. Podcasts related to the Education category, however, are heard most often between 12.00 and 13.00 and between 16.00 and 17.00, as well as around 8.00.

 

Basically, both the USA and Europe prefer timetables linked above all to moving from home to the office or to school, confirming a rather deep-rooted tendency to listen to podcasts mainly by car or public transport, but also in gym or while facing the morning appointment with running.

 

The analysis of Voxnest’s data allows podcasters, publishers, as well as advertisers, to draw a fairly realistic picture of the type of listener and his preferences , which may have repercussions on the podcasting business, on the monetization for podcasters of own audio content and on advertising campaign planning.

 

The complexity of categorization

Going back to the Culture category, it is a container of almost endless topics, it contains a wide range of contents. And it is here that an important issue emerges, concerning the entire podcasting market: how to categorize the content of a podcast .

 

The data take into account the fact that the categories analyzed are rather wide (like the one related to Culture), and that is why it would be necessary to rethink the categorization methods, a hot topic in the podcasting industry, so much so that Apple recently announced that by the end of this summer, some categories of its podcast section will be rethought and added.

 

If on the one hand, it denotes trust and freedom, leaving podcasters the choice to register under a specific category, on the other it is very useful and necessary to refine the tools able to support podcasters in this choice, to simplify the process and help them to making the most of the content they propose, so they can be traced more easily and maybe even in more than one category.

 

«The ideal to solve this problem? It could be an artificial intelligence that can help the podcaster in choosing to belong to one category or another, “says Maffeo. ” That of podcasting is a market in continuous evolution and like all” new things “it needs constant adjustments, and shared reflections on the progress of the market and the medium “.

 

Billie Eilish is not Lady Gaga or Madonna but she is going to get even bigger


In a musical scenario, Billie Eilish has been on the stagnant for a whileentered the butter like a knife. Driven by the best pop record of the last few years, the Interscope has presented a winning offer because it is perfectly seductive for the target audience: a radiantly beautiful girl, just like millions of her peers, completely inserted in the flow of styles, behaviors and languages ​​of his generation. Coming from an emblematic cultural matrix as a rather cool residential area of ​​Los Angeles, she grew up in a family of entertainment people, with a brother endowed with a musical point of view, but in search of the format to give meaning to her vocation. And then she, Billie in first person, with a marked predisposition – at the limit of a slightly cynical boldness – in embodying everything, in condensing these prerogatives in the form of an artistic project. Once the industry has taken over, he has shown for now ease and ability to interpret a role that is completely adjacent to him, built in his image and likeness, that of a very cute American teenager, who will turn 18 at the end of 2019.

Then, and above all, there is the musical side of the discourse, without which this introduction could relate to any of the thousands of very young women who write songs, learn to sing them rather well and then wonder what is the least blocked way to get a minimum of attention and approach a dream that is still pale colors. Of course, there are the talent and their exhausting qualifying rounds. Above all, there is the web where to post what you know how to do and to see if something happens. But the departure must be scorching, to justify some decent ambition. And to Billie and her brother Finneas, who is always his partner in the award-winning firm, things went exactly that way, a sign that what they proposed immediately exposed strong prerogatives,

Billie is only 13 years old when ” Ocean Eyes ” peeps out on the internet , made at home with Finneas, and causes a small tsunami that anyone working in the field can’t help but notice. The two kids just need that song to wisely hit the audience at “13” and “Stranger Things”. Rather impressive performance, born of a skill that is also a belonging to a lifestyle, of consumption, of taste. They come from there, and therefore they possess the sound, the intention, the nature: a dreamy adolescent voice, a romantic electronic carpet, an intangible, generic but suggestive vision – then everyone puts his own: ” I don’t stop thinking to your diamond mind / I made friends with time / Those ocean eyes / You know how to make me cry”. The numbers are viral and the Eilish machine starts up.

The Interscope label presented a winning offer because it was attractive for the target audience, made by adolescents

An interesting aspect of the story is that it is immediately a family affair. The O’Connell family (Billie’s real surname, Eilish is the middle name) landed badly for a living: dad and mom only work occasionally in the far periphery of the world-Hollywood and Finneas knows the grammar of contemporary pop, he is good, he would also the face, but he always lacked the grip to make it. Now that Billie turns out to be the right bet, they don’t take prisoners and the whole family focuses exclusively on her, with a military discipline that evokes those stupid comedies on American camping holidays.

One of the tricks, perhaps the most acute born from the O’Connell forum, is to protect Billie as much as possible from the contaminations with the outside world, read the productive procedures in the making of of a pop star, with professionals and focus experts on “what expecting the public “gathered to” create “the character, rather than just seeing where it goes alone. Which is what is claimed by Patrick and Maggie, mom and dad who have signed the first recording artist contracts on behalf of their minor daughter . It is true that this version of the facts is already part of the legend and that in the end, even if in the Billie interviews, with slacker air, guarantees that things have gone exactly like this and that she does not put anyone’s feet in the head – “Tyler the Creator, Lord, Childish Gambino, Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber: they are the ones who created me,” he says in a revealing chat about Pitchfork site, credibly defining its musical genesis – a careful listening of “ When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, His debut album, reveals an obvious double work plan: first what Billie continued to do with Finneas in his bedroom, where the mini-recording studio is still mounted, a computer, a keyboard, a guitar, a microphone and a lot of software. And where the verses written by Billie in the notebook become multigeneral songs, capable of eclectically boiling from the ballad to the melodic rap, citing everything, the dark reflections of Lana Del Rey, the synthetic pop of Dua Lipa, the beats of the white Edm.

Secondly, to arrive at the dazzling final result, Billie’s ideas and Finneas’s intuitions received a masterful post-production in bringing the work in exact conjunction with the expectations and sensitivity of an audience. And voila, the connection is made: the naturalness of an original impetus and the competent finalization of careful market connoisseurs to create a new prototype disc. Which will become a reference for years to come, as, to name another, it happened with ” Back to Black ” by Amy Winehouse- another target, more time, but the same improvement technique applied to a well-established model. In addition, put the thriving video side of Billie’s production: horror, blood, nightmares and suburbia, the same ingredients as the multiplex scary movies , with which she got her hands dirty, in the manga version (” You Should See Me in a Crown ” ) even someone like Takashi Murakami, not to neglect the flourishing market basin of the East.

Billie is only 13 years old when she publishes “Ocean Eyes” on the internet, a homemade song with her brother Finneas. It’s a tsunami

The contagion has officially begun, the game works, the effect expands, like circles in the water, all over the planet. Billie is the new global-rate American teenstar prototype, though she pretends that it disgusts her a little. It is so and she is at play, because it is natural for her to be the American girl full of tics and with traces of Tourette’s syndrome, rebel against the right, aware of the right, a dreamer the right, very bold, creative with an undeniable touch of class camp . It’s a model that never sets, you can swear, ask Katy Perry , Miley Cyrus , or Lana Del Reyif you want to be more sophisticated. The fact is that an album like this is the best listening possible, if you go to work in the subway in the morning with your head full of thoughts, or on the bus to school, or in the car stuck in traffic: pure honey from headphones. Musical Serotonina. It touches cerebral conjunctions, tickles nervous centers, moves and involves a lot, induces self-contemplation and teases outraged narcissism. It is good, in short, especially if you are fifteen years old, on your identity card or even just in the way you get excited, in contrast with the forty you feel on your shoulders. Of course, it is better to be widely under twenty to live this crush to the end, without mediation and with the momentum that will make it memorable for the rest of life. ” When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”Is the record that you will keep forever in your cell phone and Billie’s turbidly gothic look, when she poses for photographers, will enter the gallery of evergreen memories (when instead, instead of making her pussy copying the Instagram models, Billie’s images they are on the move and she speaks and shakes, another character emerges, masculine and impetuous , very opinionated , ready to shoot her big, certainly a talent in burping contests with friends).

The debut album is good especially if you are 15 years old, on your identity card or just in the way you get excited

Now the promotional campaign orchestrated by those who feel they have found the big nugget does not go much for the subtle: the kind of communication is that of the “revelation”, nor were we faced with a new Annunciation. It would seem that perennial rock stars jostle every night in front of the Eilish dressing rooms – Eddie Vedder, Thom Yorke, Dave Grohl – committed to sanctioning that she is the future of music, or rather rock, which is therefore officially well and lives again in the single-family house of the O’Connells. We, mindful of the wavering parables of Avril or Lorde – others “announced” at the time of take-off – are more cautious.

The Billie record is beautiful and you never tire of listening to it, in the summer by the sea. But the feeling is that the time is nowfor her, everything and immediately, because this is the meaning of her success: the right girl at the right time. Because it is strong and defenseless at the same time. Because he says fuck off Trump and the legislation against abortion. Because he talks about the monsters under his bed. Because it changes the color of hair every day and miraculously, it doesn’t seem ridiculous. Because it says naturally that punk is beautiful, even now, out of time. Because it is the result of an evolution and a mutation that come from so far away that one does not even remember how it started, but that, as such, will continue to free wheel and variable speed. Also injecting Billie Eilish, normalizing her, after having digested her, when she will try to remake her mantra of melancholy and inconsistent American decadence.

The promotional campaign orchestrated by those who feel they’ve found the star don’t go much for the subtle. Yet another “revelation”

Being a Madonna, holding on, is a damned difficult job, which causes suffering and joy in the meter. It is almost a stubbornness, wanting to turn the making of songs into art and then singing them hopping. It takes a stubbornness that borders on madness, even if one like Lady Gaga , at a certain point, gave it up. Billie gives more the feeling of a moment, of a glow of intense light. A flash, more than a beacon that pauses to patiently illuminate the crevices of our imagination.

Apple and Spotify Are Still In A Race, How they Perform in 2019

Although Spotify remains ahead of rival Apple Music, it disappoints expectations a bit with only 108 million subscribers. Here are the details of the quarterly report

“We got lost on subscribers”. This was stated yesterday by the managing director of the Swedish music streaming platform Daniel Ek, communicating the results of the second quarter . Despite having reached 108 million new users, Spotify lacks analysts’ expectations on subscribers. At the same time, the app grew by 31% in revenues and reduced losses but was not enough to enthuse investors: Spotify shares slipped by more than 4% in pre-market exchanges. Here are the details.

THE SUBSCRIBERS GROW BUT THEY DO NOT EXCEED THE EXPECTATIONS
The world’s most popular paid music streaming service has stated that premium subscribers have increased by 30% from a year earlier to 108 million by June 30, 2019. The analyst’s expectation of 108.5 million subscribers is very little paying. However, there is still a significant increase compared to 100 million paid subscribers that the company reported in April . In total, Spotify has 232 million active monthly users, including those registered to the free version of the platform. This is an increase of 29% year on year.

STILL ON THE PODIUM BUT ATTENTION TO APPLE MUSIC
Spotify therefore reconfirms itself as the global leader in paid music streaming with a large margin. The number one Ek noted that quarterly subscribers grew 31% year-on-year, “which we believe is about twice the growth rate of our next closest competitor”. Without naming it, he was referring to Apple. The Cupertino giant said it had reached 60 million paying subscribers in June for its Apple Music music streaming service. A nice gap compared to the Swedish platform. However, in early 2019 Apple Music exceeded the total number of paid Spotify subscribers in the United States, the largest market in the world for recorded music. At the time, Apple Music had about 28 million US subscribers, compared to 26 million in Spotify. Not only,Financial Times reported that Amazon’s premium music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, was growing faster than its rivals, Spotify and Apple Music . Spotify expects it could reach 125 million paid subscribers by the end of the fourth quarter, but the competition remains fierce.

REDUCE LOSS
Returning to the accounts, the rest of the results were largely better than forecasts. Spotify recorded an operating loss of 3 million euros on revenues of 1.67 billion euros (up 31%), better than analysts’ estimates for a loss of 56 million euros on sales of 1.64 billion euros . In the last quarter the Swedish company managed to reduce the loss: 76 million euros compared to 394 million euros a year earlier.

UNDER THE PLAY OF DISCOGRAPHIC LABELS
However, Spotify’s future profits and losses will depend on how its margins change during music label negotiations. In fact, most of the revenue generated by Spotify goes to record companies. In the spring, the company led by Ek began negotiations with the three main labels – Universal, Sony and Warner – plus Merlin, a group that represents independent record labels. However, yesterday did not reveal with which of these he reached agreements .

TO BEAT APPLE AND AMAZON PUNTA ON PODCAST
To differentiate itself from the competition, Apple and Amazon in particular, in addition to the music pieces Spotify is focusing a lot on podcasts. In April, the company revealed that it had acquired the Parcast (Cutler Media) podcast studio for about $ 56 million. Also in the first quarter, Spotify spent about $ 344 million to acquire two podcasting companies, Gimlet Media and Anchor FM. In addition to being cheap to produce, the podcast is an increasingly popular format, generating loyal fans and offering Spotify the opportunity to increase advertising revenue. Winning strategy so far: the company has declared that its podcast audience has increased by 50% since the last quarter.

RMN AM Stations in Visayas to Boost Transmitters, 2 Iloilo Stations Down Due to Typhoon in Philippines

In accordance with NTC new regulation, RMN AM stations in Visayas specifically in Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo will already be strengthening their transmitters.

DyHP Cebu from 50k watts power will be 100k watts power. Then Dyol Bacolod from 25k watts to 50k watts, then Iloilo Dyri from 10k watts to 50k watts well. AM station in the Visayas of the RMN is very strong. RMN stations here in Western Visayas are only broadcasting at 10kw only. DYRI 774 10KW, DYHB 747 10KW.

Please note that today Aug 4, 2019. DYRI 774 & DYIC 95.1 Iloilo is off the air due to very strong winds and rains brought yesterday that brought down the tower. BEAM 26 ATV & 42 DTTV is still on the air.

Transmitter location of DYIC 95.1 & DYRI 774 is at Loboc, Lapaz, Iloilo City. While DYRI 26 ATV & 42 DTTV is in Pina, Jordan, Guimaras.

Studios of RMN & BEAM is at St. Anne’s Building, Luna, Lapaz, Iloilo City.

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After having launched the Android application for podcasts last year , Google seems to be taking the first steps towards a browser version available from any PC . It was recently discovered by user Omar Tosca, who on Twitter wanted to share the news by reporting an example of a reproducible podcast, discovered almost randomly.

At the moment the service seems to be in its infancy, not all the features of the Android application are offered, we can only proceed to listen to a specific podcast and use the basic reproduction controls. However, the synchronization between the devices is active, therefore a content started from the web and paused will be taken up again in the same point also by the app version on Android and Google Home.

As discovered by the user, there is currently no dedicated homepage for the service, which is probably still under development. In order to view Google Podcasts on the Web it is therefore necessary to have a direct link to the podcast in question , at which point we will be able to enjoy the same interface we are used to in the mobile environment.

It is very likely that the web version will make its appearance in the coming months, but we will take up the issue again as more elements emerge.

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People love to credit Apple for giving birth to new technologies: the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, the iPod. But Apple did not invent any of these revolutionary products.

The iPhone was not the first smartphone on the market. Not even close. IBM launched a smartphone in 1992 – fifteen years (!) Before the iPhone was put up for sale. Even Blackberry beat Apple on the market for five years. Where are these products now?

When Apple launched Apple Music in 2015, we saw the same alarming thoughts. The Verge said that “Apple has waited too long to stream music.” But it took only three years to get past Apple Spotify in the United States.

Apple Music passed Spotify subscription numbers in the United States just three years after launch. Source: Statesman

Startups like Spotify and Netflix could have a first mover advantage, but Apple is the largest company on the planet. This comes with immense power (and money) to override the early leaders.

Apple needs only 10% of these devices to subscribe to Apple’s new streaming service and will be the same as Netflix instantly. Apple doesn’t need a huge marketing campaign, it just needs a push notification.

Apple has a whopping $ 257 billion in cash reserves (enough to buy Netflix outright). To put things in perspective, Netflix’s free cash flow is negative by $ 1.3 billion.

Apple is currently spending a meager $ 2 billion of original content on its streaming service, which is dwarfed by Netflix’s $ 15 billion. Apple just needs to open the tap and it could eclipse Netflix’s spending power.

Apple has enough money to buy some of the largest companies on the planet. Source: Statesman

As reported by CCN, Apple’s services business is expected to increase by over $ 50 billion by 2020. With iPhone sales slowing, Apple is shifting focus to services (App Store, Apple Music and the new streaming service) .

With the packaging of many services, Apple could also devalue the growing subscription fees of Netflix.

It’s easy to criticize Apple for coming late to the party, but obviously they’re taking their time to do it right. Steve Jobs said he “cracked” the TV before he died. And Tim Cook said: “This is an area of ​​intense interest,” in 2012. “We will continue to pull the rope and see where this takes us.”

Now it’s ready and Tim Cook is about to put the weight of a billion-dollar company behind the streaming. Netflix executives should not be complacent. They should be terrified.

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