Some numbers on the audience for music

barthel:

The NCAA basketball finals, held last night, were watched by over 18 million people at their peak. That’s 6% of the U.S. population. In contrast, Pharrell’s “Happy,” currently the #1 single in the country, has sold about 3 million copies, or 1% of the U.S. population. (If single sales seem like a poor metric of listenership, the official video has 168 million views.) That’s months after its release, and a clear outlier. The #10 song on the chart this week, “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon (which has been on the chart longer than “Happy”) has sold a million copies (0.33% of the U.S. population), while the #10 movie at the box office, Liam Neeson’s “Non-Stop,” has been seen by 10 and a half million people, or 3.5% of the population[1].

More broadly, two-thirds of the adults in the U.S. and Canada go to the movies at least once per year. Only half buy music in any form. When people do buy music, one-half to two-thirds of their purchases are catalog (old) music.[2] Taken together, it seems fair to say that the audience for new music in America is somewhere between 16 and 25 percent of the population, versus 67% for new movies and around 95% for TV.

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Two delightful things from last night’s viewing of Captain America: 
1)The little girl with the Captain American mask that was SO excited to be there
2)The two little boys that sat behind me and were also SO excited to the point that during the *SPOILERS* climactic fight between Cap and Bucky the one little boy kept saying, ‘Don’t do it Bucky, Cap is your friend!’

Two delightful things from last night’s viewing of Captain America: 

1)The little girl with the Captain American mask that was SO excited to be there

2)The two little boys that sat behind me and were also SO excited to the point that during the *SPOILERS* climactic fight between Cap and Bucky the one little boy kept saying, ‘Don’t do it Bucky, Cap is your friend!’


Dear Spotify,
I’m starting to feel like we’ve grown apart.

Dear Spotify,

I’m starting to feel like we’ve grown apart.




This plus the jigsaw puzzle in the house where Tyrese and Carol talk is a PICTURE OF SOFIA IN HER RAINBOW SHIRT

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tomewing:

yourgifman:

sad parenthood story time with nick cave

The other night I asked my 7-year old whether he liked Lego Batman, and he said “I think Lego Batman is sort of a goth”, and I agreed, and he asked to hear some goth music (because I’d just played him some punk music, which is another story), so I put on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds doing “Tupelo”, and he looked affronted and said “Daddy, that is not goth music, that is pirate music. Why are you playing me pirate music?”. There are a lot of rolled rs in “Tupelo”, I’ll give him that.

That’s what this gifset reminded me of.


We’ll miss ya, Egon.
Hopefully the other guys won’t use unlicensed nuclear accelerators to trap your spirit energy in the containment grid.
http://www.kitv.com/news/entertainment/reports-ghostbusters-star-harold-ramis-dies/24641966

We’ll miss ya, Egon.

Hopefully the other guys won’t use unlicensed nuclear accelerators to trap your spirit energy in the containment grid.

http://www.kitv.com/news/entertainment/reports-ghostbusters-star-harold-ramis-dies/24641966


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ussromanov:

Karen Gillan as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer (x)

Karen is looking bad-ass

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