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November 27th, 2021 at 1:54:36 PM permalink
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1 - The Wizard of Oz

That just leaves #3...


Correct


2016 film

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Thanks for the hint; I never would have gotten it otherwise...

1 - The Wizard of Oz
2 - The King and I
3 - La La Land
4 - Fiddler on the Roof
5 - A Star is Born
6 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
7 - Singin' in the Rain
8 - White Christmas
9 - Bye Bye Birdie
10 - The Music Man

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1 - The Wizard of Oz
2 - The King and I
3 - La La Land
4 - Fiddler on the Roof
5 - A Star is Born
6 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
7 - Singin' in the Rain
8 - White Christmas
9 - Bye Bye Birdie
10 - The Music Man


Winner! Winner! Broadway Dinner!!
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November 27th, 2021 at 3:16:55 PM permalink
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Winner! Winner! Broadway Dinner!!


And right when I sat down, the lights went out...oh wait, they were just being dimmed for Sondheim.
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January 24th, 2022 at 10:53:12 AM permalink
While contributing to this thread, I've noticed that songs from this century hardly ever get answered correctly. I assumed this was because a site like this would attract an older crowd. There is, after all, a reason that casinos now typically play classic rock songs on the floor. But maybe there's more to it.

A recent Substack article has generated some buzz discussing how the music industry seems to abandoning new talent while trying to purchase the catalogs of old artists. It points out that the top 200 new songs account for less than 5% of all music downloads and old music is now 70% of the US market. Even old school vinyl records seem to be the hottest trend in musical delivery systems.

Like the film industry retreating to comic book movie sequels, the music biz seems to be playing safe with CCR and ZZ Top. As for new music ... The Grammy awards is the big showcase for what's happening now. Last year it suffered its lowest ratings ever. This year it got covid cancelled. Did you even know? If so, did you spend more than two seconds caring about it?

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And now, music business trivia...

1) What musician made up the "A" in A&M Records?

2) True or False: Artists whose albums and singles are certified gold or platinum must purchase the iconic award record plaques for themselves if they wish to commemorate their achievements.

3) Along with partner Elliot Roberts, what record label did David Geffen form in 1971?

4) Digital sales currently make up what percentage of all US music sales?
...a) 51% - 60%
...b) 61% - 70%
...c) 71% - 80%
...d) 81% - 90%
...e) 91% - 100%

5) What Rolling Stone song did Bill Gates purchase for a (then) unprecedented $3,000,000 to use in the promotional campaign for the Windows 95 operating system?

6) Which band successfully sued Napster for illegally distributing copyrighted recordings causing the file-sharing sight to go bankrupt in 2002?

7) Which American label did record company EMI purchase in 1955, building its new western hemisphere operation a famous headquarters and recording studio near Hollywood and Vine to match its state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios in London?

8) True or False: The dog listening to a phonograph, which became the logo for RCA records, is taken from a larger painting depicting the dog and phonograph sitting on top of the coffin of the dog's master while the phonograph plays a recording of the dead man's voice.
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May 30th, 2022 at 6:41:12 PM permalink
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And now, music business trivia...

1) What musician made up the "A" in A&M Records?

2) True or False: Artists whose albums and singles are certified gold or platinum must purchase the iconic award record plaques for themselves if they wish to commemorate their achievements.

3) Along with partner Elliot Roberts, what record label did David Geffen form in 1971?

4) Digital sales currently make up what percentage of all US music sales?
...a) 51% - 60%
...b) 61% - 70%
...c) 71% - 80%
...d) 81% - 90%
...e) 91% - 100%

5) What Rolling Stone song did Bill Gates purchase for a (then) unprecedented $3,000,000 to use in the promotional campaign for the Windows 95 operating system?

6) Which band successfully sued Napster for illegally distributing copyrighted recordings causing the file-sharing sight to go bankrupt in 2002?

7) Which American label did record company EMI purchase in 1955, building its new western hemisphere operation a famous headquarters and recording studio near Hollywood and Vine to match its state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios in London?

8) True or False: The dog listening to a phonograph, which became the logo for RCA records, is taken from a larger painting depicting the dog and phonograph sitting on top of the coffin of the dog's master while the phonograph plays a recording of the dead man's voice.
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1. Herb Alpert
4. a) 51% - 60% (Guess)
5. Start Me Up
6. Metallica
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1)

2) True

3) Geffen Records

4) e) 91-100%

5) (that one’s gonna bug me!) [EDIT: not anymore, thanks to Gordon!]

6) Metallica (the only non-guess)

7)

8) True

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May 31st, 2022 at 6:14:51 AM permalink
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And now, music business trivia...

1) What musician made up the "A" in A&M Records?

2) True or False: Artists whose albums and singles are certified gold or platinum must purchase the iconic award record plaques for themselves if they wish to commemorate their achievements.

3) Along with partner Elliot Roberts, what record label did David Geffen form in 1971?

4) Digital sales currently make up what percentage of all US music sales?
...a) 51% - 60%
...b) 61% - 70%
...c) 71% - 80%
...d) 81% - 90%
...e) 91% - 100%

5) What Rolling Stone song did Bill Gates purchase for a (then) unprecedented $3,000,000 to use in the promotional campaign for the Windows 95 operating system?

6) Which band successfully sued Napster for illegally distributing copyrighted recordings causing the file-sharing sight to go bankrupt in 2002?

7) Which American label did record company EMI purchase in 1955, building its new western hemisphere operation a famous headquarters and recording studio near Hollywood and Vine to match its state-of-the-art Abbey Road Studios in London?

8) True or False: The dog listening to a phonograph, which became the logo for RCA records, is taken from a larger painting depicting the dog and phonograph sitting on top of the coffin of the dog's master while the phonograph plays a recording of the dead man's voice.
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1) Herb Alpert.
2) don't know
3) Arista? Edit: wrong, that was Clive Davis. Idk the answer.
4) don't know
5) "Start Me Up"
6) Metallica
7) Capitol
8) don't know
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May 31st, 2022 at 9:09:31 AM permalink
Since COVID there's been a real dearth of new music videos on YouTube. Not saying there's none, but it's way way down.
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June 8th, 2022 at 8:19:11 PM permalink
Here are the answers to music business trivia. Apologies for the delay.





As the trumpet logo suggests, it was indeed Herb Alpert. In 1962 he, along with Jerry Moss, formed Carnival Records running it out of his own garage. After releasing two singles they discovered that another label had already taken the Carnival name. The quickly changed the label's name on the fly by combining their initials and thus A&M Records was born.

With Alpert's career taking off, A&M did well from the get go, making enough money to purchase the old Charlie Chaplin Studios in Hollywood to house both their business operation and recording facilities. Alpert himself put his own musical career on hold to help shepherd the business and its acts and giving the label an artist friendly reputation. A&M would become the biggest independent label in the country, featuring such talent as: The Carpenters, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Supertramp, Liza Minnelli, Janet Jackson, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Styx, Joan Baez, The Police, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, the Go-Go's, Oingo Boingo, Nazareth, Cheech & Chong, and (of course) Herb Alpert himself.

By the 90's, however, as the music biz got bought up by corporate conglomerates, A&M found it could no longer compete, especially when it came to the massive signing bonuses the deep corporate coffers could offer. A&M was bought by PolyGram for $500 million in 1989. Alpert and Moss continued to manage the label until 1993. In 1998, Alpert and Moss sued PolyGram for breach of the integrity clause, eventually settling for an additional $200 million payment but, when the dust settled, A&M was reduced to a trademark brand. The Charlie Chaplin studios were sold to The Jim Henson Company and now headquarter The Muppets.

Here is an early A&M hit that won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1966...




Yeah, that's true. Although the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) will certify your work as gold or platinum, if you want something to hang on your wall you gotta go buy it yourself from one of four certified framers. Of course, if you're a big artist your label will probably buy it and present it to you at some photo op for the added publicity. Other people involved with the hit recording, such as the engineer or perhaps some staff song writer, have to buy their own accolades.



That would be Asylum records which Geffen and Roberts formed after leaving the William Morris talent agency and striking out on their own. "Asylum" here meant a safe place (as opposed to a madhouse). I guess it was a polite way of saying that Geffen would headhunt successful artists who were dissatisfied by their labels and talk them into the fold. And boy was he a good talker. The label could boast such talent as: Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Glenn Frey (who Geffen encourage to form The Eagles), Jackson Browne, John Fogerty (post CCR), and Bob Dylan. Not bad considering how short lived the label was.

Asylum got purchased by Warner Communications with Geffen still in charge. He went on to become vice chairman of Warner Bros film studios. Then he quit and formed Geffen Records, then the Geffen Film Company and then co-founded the DreamWorks SKG studio with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The answer is d although give yourself a half point if you chose e since we'll be there soon enough. Currently 88% of all music sales in the US are digital including streaming, downloads, subscriptions and some things you probably didn't consider. For example, ringtones now generate $1 billion dollars a year in revenue and have their own Billboard chart.

CD sales continue to slump but vinyl records have made a decent comeback and now generate $700 million a year.


That would be "Start Me Up" which Microsoft badly wanted to promote its new Start Button feature. According to Mick Jagger, he was at a party when this geeky guy approached him asking about using the song for his new software release. Jagger told him $3,000,000 just to blow the stranger off. To his astonishment, the man immediately agreed to the ridiculous amount. It was only later that Jagger was informed that the "geeky guy" was the richest man in the world. Poor Mick had brought a knife to a gunfight negotiation with a man who looked at the net worth of a millionaire rock star as mere pocket change in the the couch cushions.



That would indeed be Metallica who discovered a demo of their song "I Disappear" had been circulating for free on Napster before it was released. This led them to discover that ALL of their music was available for free on the site. They immediately filed a lawsuit and were soon joined by rapper Dr. Dre (who had the same lawyers) and then by most of the music industry. Napster went bankrupt. From the ashes of this fiasco, however, arose the modern system of digital streaming and downloading.




That would be Capital Records, which was founded by songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942. It was the first major west coast label to compete with major labels on the east coast. A list of all its talent would be endless but names like Frank Sinatra and The Beatles (who were with parent company EMI) are there for starters. The 13 story Capital Records building is a city landmark. It's sometimes known as "The House That Nat Built" due to the vast numbers of records and amounts of merchandise Nat King Cole sold for the company. Although it's thought to represent a stack of records with a spindle emerging from the top, this is a coincidence since architect Louis Naidorf had no idea who the client actually was and was merely creating an eye catching design that would make the office building easier to lease.



Surprisingly, this well known story is false. It is true that English artist Francis Barraud inherited the dog in the painting from his dead brother. It's also (or at least could be) true that Barraud was amused by the way the dog reacted to the sounds coming from a phonograph. Several years later, while scrounging for ideas, he decided to paint a picture of the scene and sell it to a record company. Originally the painting depicted an Edison cylinder gramphone and was titled Dog looking at and listening to a Phonograph, but Edison wasn't interested in buying. Eventually, he sold the painting--now titled His Master's Voice--to what would become the Victor Talking Machine Company under the condition that he alter it to a Victor machine with a flat disc. Barraud agreed (and indeed made over two dozen versions of the painting, each slightly different, over the years at the company's request). When Victor became the record label RCA Victor, the dog and phonograph became the label's logo.

Exactly when the rumor of the coffin and dead man's voice started is unknown. Why it started is rather obvious. The dog and machine sit on a polished wooden surface whose edges seem to taper inwards like a coffin. Add in the title and the story practically writes itself. The trouble is Barraud's brother died just before the invention of the phonograph. He couldn't have made a recording. Nor does the artist ever mention a coffin in interviews. A careful look at the painting shows the point of view is slightly off center to the left and therefore the edges of a rectangular (say tabletop or sideboard) surface would appear to taper inward due to perspective.

And yet the story persisted with even professional publications retelling it. I guess it's an example of given the choice between printing the facts or the legend, print the legend. But the legend is false, which is a pity since the concept is actually much more interesting (and deeper) than the slick piece of commercial art featuring a cute dog that is the true reality.


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