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Grace Slick, Kaukonen, Casady: On Origins Of 'Somebody To Love,' 'White Rabbit' - Forbes

Grace Slick, Kaukonen, Casady: On Origins Of 'Somebody To Love,' 'White Rabbit' - Forbes | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

It’s always fascinating to hear artists who create history recount back-stories in their own words. When I interview 1960s rock icons, I try to ask what they remember about the moment they wrote and/or recorded their big hits.

In the past, we’ve done similar interviews with Art Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence), Cream’s late Jack Bruce (Sunshine Of Your Love) and Johnny Rivers (Secret Agent Man). In separate interviews with three of the four surviving members of Jefferson Airplane – Grace Slick, and Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen – we discussed the hits Somebody To Love and White Rabbit from the Surrealistic Pillow album. Following are edited excerpts from what they had to say....

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For fans of 60s/70s music or those who can still remember, this little interview is a gem.

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Why Amazon’s Streaming Music Service Is A Bigger Deal Than You Might Think

Why Amazon’s Streaming Music Service Is A Bigger Deal Than You Might Think | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Amazon today entered the streaming music foray with the launch of its own bundled music service. Amazon Prime subscribers get free access to on demand streaming from a catalogue of 1 million tracks...
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The music download marketplace just got much more interesting with Google's launch.

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Music Streaming Revenues Surpass Physical Format Sales | Statista

Music Streaming Revenues Surpass Physical Format Sales | Statista | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The days of physical music distribution are slowly coming to an end. According to RIAA mid-year statistics, music downloads and streaming services accounted for more than 70 percent of music industry revenues in the United States in the first half of 2015. Physical formats, e.g. CDs and LPs now account for less than 1 in 4 dollars earned by the U.S. recording industry.


However, it seems that music lovers haven't just moved on from physical formats but also from the general idea of "owning" music. Revenues from permanent downloads declined by 4 percent while streaming revenues soared by 23 percent. It appears as if downloads were only a transitional technology....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

This chart breaks down US music industry revenues by type of distribution. Fascinating buyer journey. How have your music and listening styles changed?

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Christopher Berry's curator insight, February 14, 9:01 PM

This article offers a glimpse in to the revenue behind music streaming, and then compares it to more traditional methods of music distribution. It then offers a comprehensive chart that breaks down the exact numbers behind the sales of digital and physical copies of music. As evidenced above, the digital market is thriving, especially when compared to the physical one. Music streaming by itself brought in nearly 200 million more dollars than sales from physical copies.

Jamal Matthews's curator insight, April 22, 8:38 PM

Once again, the pros of streaming are shown here. You see how sales have jumped, but the thing is all sales aren't being accounted for. So just imagine when the formula is in place and evrey professional is making money off this new form of music intake. Consumers and professionals will be happy.

Andre' Jones's curator insight, April 23, 9:11 PM
This article gives data and explains how revenue from streaming and downloading is skyrocketing past physical copies of albums and not only are we losing physical sales but even starting to shift from downloading and owning a copy to strictly streaming all music.