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  1. Tell that to my Mexican friends here in Madrid. Basically anyone originally from anywhere between Mexico all the way to Argentina can get a "Panchito de mierda" thrown at him/her under some circumstances. I hate it when I hear it coming from friends/acquaintances and, when they remember I'm there, I'm Venezuelan and I'm listening will get all "oh you know we are joking" or "oh come on, don't get offended, that doesn't apply to you".
  2. And then you hear all the "panchito" comments.
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    Kanye West

    And they will only stop doing it one week before the new Madonna album premieres there.
  4. Rarely CDs. More vinyl. iTunes/digital if no physical is available. Have spotify premium but mainly for those times when I'm in charge of the music in a party or similar situations and for trashy stuff not even I would buy
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    Arctic Monkeys

    So their new album is out. Wtf? Expect this to be polarizing as hell with their fanbase. Especially coming after "AM".
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    Troye Sivan

    +1. Ps: is it that time of the year where we guess the color of his blooming flower?
  7. That's probably my top 2. The first is the song that got me into him. The second probably his all around best single.
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    Troye Sivan

    I saw him live with the previous album and didn't get that vibe from him at all.
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    Troye Sivan

    I know what you mean. I actually bought his debut on release and I'm seeing him live this weekend with Queen. But his ship sailed a long time ago. Same as Darren Hayes.
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    Troye Sivan

    The thing with Adam is that he went the male Gaga schtick early on. If it didn't work for her then of course it wasn't going to work for him either.
  11. It's way better than what I expected.
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    Backstreet's back alright

    He's the youngest so it's probably to be expected. Coincidentally Kevin looks like he could use some MDNA serum and he's the oldest. I doubt this will be a big comeback for them as, unlike divas and gay men, hens and boybands tend to be very fickle with their support so it would take a small miracle. But it's nice to see them deliver an enjoyable pop song regardless of how it performs.
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    Eurovision thread

    No I didn't follow OT so I'm not involved. It's not a great song but works well on the radio and the dancefloor. Besides, next to the Disney straight-to-home-video soundtrack b-side that is Tu Cancion it's the next Vogue.
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    Eurovision thread

    This song was one of the runner ups for representing Spain this year and in my opinion would have done better as, unlike the song that actually represented Spain this was proper hit and also charted well in other Spanish speaking countries: This has been out for months and is still #1 on iTunes Spain and top 10 in streaming while "Tu Canción" is at #87 despite all the promotion leading up to the contest last weekend. Of course when you put this decision in the hands and votes of female teenagers they will always vote for a "cute guy" instead.
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    Arctic Monkeys

    They were smart enough not to release a single and to release the album AFTER their summer tour dates went on sale.
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    Arctic Monkeys

    You will like it then. I actually enjoy it but you'd expect something closer to their "brand" while this barely sounds like them.
  17. Not really but I'm not surprised. Sadly most labels nowadays just don't care about how it sounds. Have you tried playing Wash All Over Me from the LP?
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    Eurovision thread

    We should have sent Glitch Gyals instead.
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    ABBA thread

    They wrote this but not for Steps. It was originally recorded by the Benny Andersson Orchestra a few years ago: I think Steps improved it but then again I actually like them. Back in the day I also felt they improved Better the Devil You Know lol.
  20. I actually spent a while last night looking for "the box" as i assumed it would also be available as a box set especially considering the artwork being used is not the original and they are all numbered. I'm thinking about getting the "first era" albums: "MCMXC a.d.", "the CROSS or changes", "le roi est mort.. ", "The screen behind the mirror" and "LSD". Cretu's output afterwards has rarely been as good as it was back then.
  21. Me. Own them all on CD but I always fall for this kind of release.
  22. Because last time they replaced Lindsay with two other guys worked wonderfully
  23. https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/10/03/hit-song-justin-bieber-royalties/ The following comes from Rodney Jerkins, who alongside Andre Lindal produced Justin Bieber’s 2010 hit, ‘As Long as You Love Me’. Jerkins disclosed the royalties from that song in front of an audience of fellow songwriters and publishers in Los Angeles. “I had a guy, who I met in my studio in 2009. And there were different publishing companies wanting to sign this guy, and he was from Norway [Andre Lindall]. And here I am, just a producer, and I’m interested in this guy, but I’m going against the heavyweight publishing companies. “And the only thing I can sell this guy — they can sell him on the bank — and the only thing I can sell this guy on is that I have the relationships with the artists. I can get your music in the hands of the artist. “And he’s goes, ‘Oh yeah, like who?’ “And I’m like, ‘Well who’s hot, who do you want to work with?’ “And he’s like, ‘Justin Bieber’. “And I was like, ‘Okay, we’ll make that happen’. “And so he goes, ‘Really? Well I’ll sign with you then.’ “So he left Norway, and he came to the States. He left his family in Norway. And came to the States, to what — to live the American Dream. To hit the studio and potentially work with Justin Bieber. “And guess what? It happened, within a year. Not only did he get a chance to work on a record with me with Justin. But [the song] actually became a top hit for Justin. It was called ‘As Long as You Love Me.’ “And his percentage on this particular song was about 20%. That was 2010 when it came out. “What I’m going to talk to you about real quick is 2013 — three years later — after the song blew up. Rodney Jerkins “And I have witnesses here, so you can fact check. Okay. “So, on the first page. It says the total royalty amount was $149,000.” “Top ten hit. 20%, $149,000. This is three years, three years in. This is his performance royalty from BMI. “The song played on the radio, it had 347,820 spins. The royalty amount on that alone, was $53,000. “Let’s fast-forward to this page, the interesting page. “Sirius XM, not bad. 1,509 spins, earned him $765 dollars. “You ready for this? “Pandora: 38,225,700 spins earned him $278. [audience laughs; starts talking; one person says ‘WOW!’] “I’m not finished. [audience quiets down] “YouTube: 34,220,900 spins earned him $218.17. [chatter in the audience] “Now I did the math for you guys. That’s on 20%. If he were to own 100% of the song, on YouTube he would have earned $1,100. “If he owned 100% of the song on Pandora, he would have made $1,400. [audience member: ‘jeez’] “That’s why I wanted to get involved. Because to me, looking at those numbers, that’s criminal. [audience member: ‘it is!’] “How many songwriters in the room? [about 65% raise their hand] + A Grammy Nominated Artist Shares His Streaming Music Royalty Statements…. We all have a unique gift. All of us in this room as songwriters. You know what our unique gift is? We create, we create. And when we create — I have four children. It’s a beautiful thing. When my daughter walks into the room and I look in her eyes I know it’s a piece of me. [pauses] I hope. [boisterous laughter, clapping] There’s no feeling better than sitting down at a piano, or with your pen and your pad, or with your phone. And you start to create something. And then you created it and it’s yours. And then it goes over to this company over here, and it gets played 30 something million times. “And the only thing that shows for it is $273? Are you kidding me? So what happens to the next generation? To the guy from Norway who does this. You know what happens? He’s gotta go back. How can the next generation survive in Hollywood? You guys know what the rent is out here. [audience: murmurs in agreement] + Prince Trumpet Player’s 14 Rules You Can’t Break If You Want To Turn Pro “So what happens is — the plan is ruined. The plan is ruined. We come out here and we’re excited because it’s the American Dream. “I want to be the greatest songwriter of all time! I have the skill set! “But the problem is that if streaming is taking over, and the numbers don’t add up… “How will I be able to support my gift? [applause] “I’m very passionate about this. This is close to me because I’ve been in the business for 23 years. And I’ve been blessed. And I want to see the next generation be able to experience life at the fullest level because their creativity means so much to us.” [applause] Jerkins spoke at a meeting coordinated by the Recording Academy’s Los Angeles Chapter on September 14th. The meeting was designed to boost support ahead of the Academy’s ‘District Advocate Day’. Jerkins is a Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Board Trustee. After Jerkin’s speech, we asked Academy members to forward DMN their royalty statements for confidential republication. Please send your statements to news@digitalmusicnews.com; be sure to specify what (if any) identifying information you want removed. ------------------
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    Troye Sivan

    I'd say it's more crepe.
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    George Michael thread

    Where are the fucking Wham! Deluxe remasters?