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Welcome to the new record business: Warner Music Group is now generating over $270m from TikTok, Peloton, Facebook and other ‘alternative’ platforms annually

MBW’s Stat Of The Week is a series in which we single out a data point that deserves the attention of the global music industry. Stat Of the Week is supported by Cinq Music Group, a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company.It’s been some week for the major record companies.Universal Music Group debuted…

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Evergrande Chairman Hui Ka Yan Has Been Paid $8 Billion In Cash While Property Developer Piled On Debt

Evergrande Group chairman Hui Ka Yan has received $8 billion in dividends since the real estate developer went public in 2009. VCG via Getty Images Amid the chaos surrounding concerns about debt payments by China’s property developer Evergrande Group, it’s good to be the chairman. Although Evergrande Group’s 80% stock decline so far this year…

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Tucker Carlson Slams His Publisher Simon & Schuster For Censorship That ‘Mirrors The Decline Of America’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed his publisher Simon & Schuster in his new book for engaging in censorship that he said “mirrors the decline of America.” “I’d like to acknowledge Jonathan Karp of Simon & Schuster, whose descent from open-minded book editor to cartoonish corporate censor mirrors the decline of America itself. It’s been…

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Iron Dome Funding Bill Passes House Despite Vehement Progressive Opposition

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercept rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, May 12, 2021. (Amir Cohen/Reuters) Independent legislation that would allocate $1 billion to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, introduced after House progressives stripped the support from a previous government spending bill, overwhelmingly passed the House on…

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Volocopter Gets Order for 150 Aircraft, Expands into Chinese Market

Volocopter expands into China with new joint venture company. (Volocopter Chengdu) The German urban air mobility company Volocopter has announced a joint venture company with a subsidiary of China’s Geely Technology Group, Aerofugia, to bring its UAM aircraft into China, according to a Sept. 22 release.  The announcement includes the purchase of 150 Volocopter aircraft…

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SpaceX satellite signals used like GPS to pinpoint location on Earth

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Engineering researchers have developed a method to use signals broadcast by Starlink internet service satellites to accurately locate a position here on Earth, much like GPS does. It is the first time the Starlink system has been harnessed by researchers outside SpaceX for navigation. The Starlink satellites, sent into orbit by…

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Your TV Sounds Terrible. These Soundbars Can Fix That

You probably already shelled out good money for a nice big TV and maybe a streaming gadget to play your Netflix. But it doesn’t matter how large your screen is or how much it cost—the speakers in your TV probably sound awful. You’d be surprised by how much more you enjoy those shows with a halfway…

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Boeing Spends $1 Million To Assist After Hurricane Ida

Photo: businesszoom.in Reading Time: < 1 minuteBoeing announced on Wednesday that it would spend 1 million U.S. dollars from the Boeing Charitable Trust to assist with disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida was a category four hurricane that hit Louisiana in August and September 2021. It caused an estimated US$50 billion…

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Here Are Some Jaw Dropping Shots Of The RAAF C-17 Over Brisbane During The Riverfire Festival Rehearsals

The RAAF C-17A during the Riverfire Festival practice run. (All images: James Woodrow) RAAF C-17 maneuvering at low level over Brisbane is one of the highlights of the annual Brisbane Riverfire Festival. On Sept. 23, 2021, a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), radio callsign “Stallion 63” flew a practice…

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Full Mini MOKE production to return to the UK

The revived Mini MOKE recreational vehicle will be built entirely in the UK following a new agreement with manufacturing firm Fablink.Popularised by the likes of The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Brigitte Bardot, the MOKE was a sixties icon. The original Mini-based beach buggies were made at British Motor Corporation’s (BMC) Longbridge plant in Birmingham…

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Meet the 28-Year-Old Instagram Influencer Who Landed Over $700,000 In Brand Deals Within 6 Months

Instagram Influencer JaLisa Vaughn-Jefferson has accumulated over $700,000 in sponsorships and worked with over 100 companies this year. But her success didn’t happen overnight and she didn’t do it alone. When Vaughn-Jefferson published her first brand post in 2016, she only charged $50. At the time, she had around 50,000 Instagram followers. “People will probably…

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Maxine Waters Compares Border Patrol Riding Horseback to Manage Migrant Surge to ‘Slavery Days’

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., December 2, 2020. (Greg Nash/Reuters) Amid the accusations that border patrol agents have been resorting to inhumane methods to corral the massive surge of migrants that illegally entered the U.S.…

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