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So Much For the Theory That Artists Get Pennies From Streaming Music Services

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I’ve heard it repeated many times that artists make no money from services like Pandora. I guess that is incorrect- at least in some situations.

Pandora: Pandora and Artist Payments: “For over two thousand artists Pandora will pay over $10,000 dollars each over the next 12 months (including one of my favorites, the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson), and for more than 800 we’ll pay over $50,000, more than the income of the average American household. For top earners like Coldplay, Adele, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Aldean and others Pandora is already paying over $1 million each. Drake and Lil Wayne are fast approaching a $3 million annual rate each.”

Pandora Blog (Via Daring Fireball)

Import Your iTunes Playlists into Rdio With Trnsmit


So you have a ton of carefully crafted playlists in iTunes, and are hopping onto the streaming music bandwagon. You probably don’t want to recreate those playlists by hand. If Rdio is your streaming music service of choice, you can get your playlists into Rdio with a third party web app, Trnsmit.

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Turntable.fm vs. Blip.fm: Two Fantastic Online Music Communities

Turntable.fm and Blip.fm are both social music web apps. They allow you to listen to music online, and turn that listening into a social experience. They have some notable differences, though. Which is right for you? This comparison might help you to decide. Read more

Get an Invitation to the Google Music Beta

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While Spotify is the music service that is getting all of the press these days, Google’s own music service is up and running. In typical Google fashion, Google Music is currently in beta. Google Music is not a subscription service, and doesn’t offer a catalog of music. Instead, it is a free service to which you upload the songs that you already own. You can then stream them to a web browser, or to the free Android app. The app also caches music, to support offline play. We’ve got 4 invitations to give away. Read on for details on how to score one.

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Scientists Just A’Wanna Have Fun [Random Tech Videos]

Scientists Just A'Wanna Have Fun [Random Tech Videos] | 40Tech

Ok, look — I don’t know if these are real scientists or what, but a bunch of song and musical-style parody videos where the subject is crazy science concepts and gear that even I (in my extreme geekiness) know almost nothing about, well… let’s just say I was too busy giggling to find out. And that was one hell of a run-on sentence – but hey! It’s another long weekend up here in Canada, and when I get a long weekend post, I like to loosen up the reigns a bit.

Seriously, though, if you want something that will boggle your brain, and maybe make you laugh to the point where your loved ones and co-workers look at you funny (not talking about myself here… really!), then you need to take a look at these!

Here are three of the videos for your viewing pleasure! And here’s a link to the entire 11 video playlist put together by BioWorld Today.

A Little GTCA and DNA to the Tune of YMCA


Monitor Cell Impedance with Motley Crue (I know…)



Boy Band Pipetting Madness


And last, but not least:

Building Blocks of Cell Biology Done to the Black Eyed Peas – in LEGO Animation!


Thoughts? Giggles? Sardonic Messages?