Twitter News Email Facebook RIAA: Music Industry Revenues Up riaa-reports-music-industry-revenue-early-2017 RIAA Reports: Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017 NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY In the first six months of 2017, music retail revenues came in at $4 billion, which represents a 17 percent increase over early 2016. Of these numbers, streaming services, including paid subscriptions, free ad-supported tiers and radio streaming platforms, generated 62 percent of total music industry revenue.Financial windfall from streaming services has continued to rise over the last three years, increasing from $474,000 in the first part of 2015 to $1.7 million so far this year, a dramatic jump of 258 percent.While overall this is good news, unfortunately music creators are still seeing a decline in payments through SoundExchange, down 16 percent from this time in 2016. However, when factoring in direct payments some services make to labels, such as streaming radio service Pandora, the report shows revenue from digital radio has increased in 2017 by 21 percent.Continuing the trend of recent months, digital downloads have declined. In the first half of 2017, digital sales accounted for $757 million in revenue, less than half of what digital downloads brought in the first six months of 2013 at $1.54 billion.Physical music sales such as vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and music videos held steady in the first part of 2017, accounting for $632 million in sales, a 1 percent drop from 2016. Vinyl continued its growth trend, adding 3.2 percent from $176.1 million to $181.7 million. The RIAA attributes this to higher vinyl prices as opposed to an increase in unit sales.RIAA Reports: Music Streaming Is Accelerating Industry Growth RIAA report reveals that music industry revenues were up in the first half of 2017 led largely by paid streamingRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 4:07 pm Good news for the music industry in the first half of 2017 — according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s mid-year sales report, retail revenues are up by double digits.
Global software major Infosys Ltd on Monday reported net profit of Rs.3,398 crore for second quarter (July-September) of this fiscal (2015-16), registering 9.8% growth year-on-year (YoY) and 12% sequentially.In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the IT major said consolidated revenue for quarter (Q2) review grew 17.2% YoY and 8.9% sequentially to Rs.15,635 crore under the Indian accounting standard.Under the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), net income increased 1.6% YoY and 9% to $519 million and gross revenue 8.9% YoY and 6% sequentially to $2,392 million ($2.4 billion).
Kings XI Punjab has been shunted out of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings are currently number 1 on the points table and hence, when they take on each other in Mohali, the match is as dead as a dead rubber can possibly be. However, for CSK, a win here would consolidate their position at the top of the points table, and for KXIP, a win here could give them something to cheer about after a rather dismal second half of the tournament.Predicted XI of both sides: Chris Gayle and KL RahulIANSKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran(w), Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew TyeChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran TahirFantasy tips and celebrations: File photo of India off-spinner Harbhajan SinghMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty ImagesWicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran has been a welcome addition to the KXIP outfit and his counter-attacking approach in the middle overs has been brilliant. He could also be promoted to number 3 if an early wicket falls.Batsmen: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have been brilliant for KXIP at the top of the order, but have not been as consistent as they would have liked as a pair. They would now want to finish with a final flourish and leave an impression at home.For CSK, Shane Watson, who will enjoy the conditions in Mohali, holds the key and he, along with Faf du Plessis will be the two picks to bat deep into the innings.All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja has been frugal with the ball, and CSK could bump him up the order to extract the best possible use out of him as a batsman. Also, for KXIP, Sam Curran keeps performing in crunch situations and hence, will be a good pick as the second all-rounder in the side.Spinners: On a true Mohali pitch, it will be a toss-up between Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin and the CSK skipper gets the nod as he has enjoyed himself against Chris Gayle.Also, there is Imran Tahir who also always finds ways and means to pick up wickets in the middle overs and control proceedings. Hence, both these CSK spinners should be on the fantasy side.Seamers: Deepak Chahar will find assistance with the new ball and should be one of the seamers in the side. Andrew Tye, who has not found his groove this season, should be the other pick as against this CSK batting order, his variations in the middle and death overs should be the key.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LONDON (RNS) — The Church of England’s most senior leaders are expected to rebuke Britain’s political leaders over their handling of Brexit at the church’s General Synod this week.In a special motion at synod, just weeks before the Brexit deadline, the archbishops of Canterbury and York will urge politicians to do more to heal divisions in society.The motion, put forward by Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, and John Sentamu, archbishop of York, says that “social divisions feel more entrenched and intractable than for many years.” It also refers to “the divisions within the major political parties which are stifling the emergence of a hopeful and viable visions for the common good in our communities.”Although the motion does not explicitly mention Brexit, it says that “the nation’s leaders must work together for the common good at this time of division” and that the Christian commitment “to putting the voices of the poor and marginalized at the heart of the nation’s concerns” must be reaffirmed.The archbishops call on every diocese and parish to pray regularly for Parliament members and the government, seeking God’s strength and wisdom for the responsibilities they bear.Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the General Synod at Church House on Feb. 20, 2019, in London. Video screengrab via Church of EnglandThe synod debate comes in the same week that Prime Minister Theresa May has written to all 317 Tory MPs, urging them to unite behind a Brexit deal while warning them “history will judge us all” over the process. But three of her Conservative MPs quit their party. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to May saying that the government’s “disastrous handling” of Brexit was the final straw. Meanwhile, May was striving yet again this week to persuade the European Union to agree to changes to the “backstop” plan to prevent the return of customs checks on the Irish border.The U.K. remains on course to leave the European Union on March 29, even as May has been unable so far to convince a majority of MPs to back the withdrawal terms she struck with the EU last year.The country also remains deeply divided over Brexit, with growing anxiety about the impact on jobs and investment when Britain quits the EU, especially if a new relationship with Europe is not in place by the time of Britain’s withdrawal.Church of England Synod officials have cleared almost two hours in the agenda on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) to enable the assembly of representatives of clergy, bishops and lay members of the church to debate the motion on the state of the nation.This is at least the third time Welby has voiced his concern in the Brexit debate. Two years ago, in his presidential address to General Synod, he said the Church of England must take part in reshaping post-Brexit Britain or risk seeing the country ruined by its current problems.“This could be a time of liberation, of seizing and defining the future, or it could be one in which the present problems seize our national future and define us,” he said.Attendees take a break to meet one another at the Church of England’s General Synod at Church House on Feb. 20, 2019, in London. Video screengrab via Church of EnglandIn January, speaking in the House of Lords, Welby warned that if Parliament fails in the task entrusted to it of sorting out a Brexit deal, a second referendum might be necessary. “This is about more than Brexit, and Parliament must not show itself unfit for the job,” he said.Just before Christmas, Church of England bishops also said they were praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians” at a time of turmoil over Brexit, while Welby and Sentamu called on churches to pray for politicians, “praying for wisdom, courage, integrity and compassion for our political leaders and all MPs; for reconciliation; and for fresh and uniting vision for all in our country.”Their comments were also endorsed by the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, along with the Most Rev. John Davies, archbishop of Wales.With time running out, the U.K.’s Anglican churches aren’t the only ones praying for Britain. The umbrella organization Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has issued a request that all its member churches and associated bodies join together “in a time of dedicated prayer for the political situation in the United Kingdom.”The moderator of CTBI, Angaelos, Coptic archbishop of London, asked for help from abroad as well, saying, “We hope and pray that every person of faith will join us in prayer across our nation, and beyond.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News • Photos of the Week Share This! By: Catherine Pepinster Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Catherine Pepinster,Load Comments,Pope demands ‘concrete’ response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit By: Catherine Pepinster Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Catholicism By: Catherine Pepinster Share This! Share This! 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00:00 /30:48 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X On Friday’s Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner is giving an update on the implementation of Proposition B today. We bring you the latest.And Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill to formally create a medical school at the University of Houston. The school’s inaugural dean, Dr. Stephen Spann, joins us to discuss the goals of the College of Medicine and its place in the region.Also this hour: We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.And comedians Ramy Youssef and Dave Merheje talk about Ramy, their new comedy series on Hulu.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Listen