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Note:”How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?”

Posted by koolpaw on April 15, 2010

How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?

April 13, 2010

Recently, the UK government passed The Digital Economy Act which included many, perhaps draconian, measures to combat online music piracy (including withdrawing broadband access for persistent pirates).

Much was proclaimed about how these new laws would protect musicians and artists revenue and livelihoods.

But how much money do musicians really get paid in this new digital marketplace?

How Much Do Music Artists Really Earn Online?

This image is based on an excellent post at The Cynical Musician called The Paradise That Should Have Been about pitiful digital royalties. (Thanks to Neilon for pointing that out). I’ve taken his calculations and added a few more.

As ever, this was incredibly difficult to research. Industry figures are hard to get hold of. Some are even secret. Last.Fm’s royalty and payment system is beyond comprehension. (If you can explain it to me, please get in touch)

Note: these figures do not include publishing royalties (paid to composers of songs). The full spreadsheet of data does though. You can see all the numbers and sources here:

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“The Pistol” will be back in the cage !

Posted by koolpaw on April 17, 2009

via bloodyelbow: Jose “the Pistol” Villarisco will be back in the cage of UWC !

i mean…


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A Tragic Battle

Posted by koolpaw on April 5, 2009

A Tragic Battle by Kenichi Nagira

A Tragic Battle

by Kenichi Nagira(1973)

This legendary Folk song of 70s got
banned from all TV, Radio in Japan like
“Imagine” by John Lennon, “What’s
Going On” by Marvin Gaye got treated.


I had never ever seen such a tragic view before,
It happened at “Kokugikan”, the National Sumo Hall
almost 10 years ago from now.

“The Giant” Raiden and
“The Chef from the Hell” Waka Chichibu,

Fighting in the Ring of Honor “Dohyo”,
the action was back and forth, Toe to Toe,
complete even until “that moment”…
Sweat had driped from both foreheads, and
made the belts wet.

No one had any ideas this wet belt
would make “it” at this time. No one had
imagined the wet belt would be the
cause of scary and tragic battle…. yet.

You must know the Gravity is totally
something fearful, everything
that is floating drops on the Ground.

As an inevitable result, the belt of
Waka chichibu also…


However, You know it was aired on National
TV “NHK”, They tried to turn off the camera.
The only unfortunate thing was that
the camera man was a part-timer,
He had focused on “it” instead of turning off
the cam…

Make it worse, the announcer of the radio
was too highly skilled, He shouted to
the listners to turn on the TV
to watch what is going on themselves.
So everybody…

watched “it”.

However, You know it was at Kokugikan the
National Sport of Japan “Sumo” Hall,
They tried to turn off the light.
The only unfortunate thing was
that a part-time worker was
working on that day. He lighted up with
the spotlight instead of turning off
the light…

Thirty thousands fans of Sumo all
over Japan accidentaly found the
fact that:

“Huge guys have tiny  **** “

It`s a sad FACT, All Japanese had
leaned it at this time.

However, the Referee was that great
Shozaburo Kimura. He tried to cover
“it” with that some kind of fan
he always has in his hand. The only
unfortunate thing was, Shozaburo was
also upset during the accident. He Slapped
“it” hard instead of covering with

However there was a Young Sumo “Asashio”
who is very smart,talented and considerate.
He had showed up with a blanket immediately.
The only unfortunate thing was, He was
still young and not ready for sudden
accident like that at this time.

Asashio rushed to the ring straight. Rushed
too much and got tripped on the Dohyo ring,
then fell down Unfortunately.

You also must know that the Inertia is completly
something awful, Nothing could stop his
Big sumo body.

Panicked Asashio could think only one
thing at the moment.

Only one thing came to his mind.

Is there anything to support my body?
Is there anything to grasp ???

He gazed around to find something
to grasp momentary. Then he found…


Oh lord, I have never seen such a
tragic battle in my life…


We LOVE Sumo Wrestling !!

*Translation by paw, Fixed EngRish to English by Ckint

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Posted by koolpaw on December 30, 2008


1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning.”

2. “I got a good woman,” is a bad way to begin the Blues, ‘less you stick something nasty in the next line, like “I got a good woman with the meanest face in town.”

3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it.Then find something that rhymes …sort of: “Got a good woman…with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher and she weigh 500 pound.”

4. The Blues are not about choice. You stuck in a ditch: you stuck in a ditch, ain’t no way out.

5. Blues cars: Chevys and Cadillacs and broken down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain’t even in the running. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die.

6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shot a man in Memphis.

7. Blues can take place in New York City, but not in Hawaii or anyplace in Canada. Hard times in St. Paul or Tucson is just depression. Chicago, St Louis, and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cuz you skiing isn’t the blues..Breaking your leg cuz a’alligator be chompin’ on it is.

9. You can’t have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10. Good places for the Blues:

a. highway
b. jailhouse
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass

Bad places for the Blues:

a. ashrams
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League institutions
d. golf courses

11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be a’ old black man, and you slept in it.

12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues?

Yes, if:

a. you’re older than dirt
b. you’re blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can’t be satisfied.

No, if:

a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived.
d. you have a retirement plan or trust fund.

13. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Gary Coleman could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.

14. If you ask for water and Baby give you gasoline, it’s the Blues.
Other acceptable Blues beverages are:

a. wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. black coffee.

The following are NOT Blues beverages:

a. mixed drinks
b. kosher wine
c. Snapple
d. sparkling water
e. double, decaf, lowfat latte

15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken down cot.You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or getting liposuction.

16. Some Blues names for women:

a. Sadie
b. Big Mama
c. Bessie
d. Fat River Dumpling

17. Some Blues names for men:

a. Joe
b. Willi e
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie

18. Persons with names like Sierra, Sequoia, and Rainbow can’t sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

19. Make yer own Blues name (starter kit):

a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)
b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, etc)
c. last name of U.S. President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)

For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc.

20. I don’t care how tragic your life is: you own a computer, you cannot sing the blues. You best destroy it — with fire, a spilled bottle of Mad Dog, or get out a shotgun. Maybe your big woman just done sat on it. I don’t care.

(the Original is unknown, who cares?)

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Hiram Bullock has passed away

Posted by koolpaw on July 29, 2008

The world famous studio / live musician Hiram Bullock died. Only 52 yo or so, too young to be missed…
His name was know at first in late `70 th as the guitarist of that Billy Joel`s Mega hit song “the Stranger”. he was just 22 yo or so at that time. In `80th he got more popular for the appearance on TV show “Night Live”(Musical director was David Sanborn. house band was Sanborn,Hiram Bassist: Marcus Miller, drums: Omar Hakim !!!!) and played in that legendary progressive Bigband Jazz group “Gil Evans Monday night Orchestra”.  His funky and groovy soundd always made ppl fun.

Hiram Bullock “Funky Broadway” 1986

Hiram Bullock: Charismatic jazz-rock guitarist

R.I.P. we miss u…

oh wait.


More videos for Hiram Bullock
Go to his site
Or My Play list on youtube

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4years have past

Posted by koolpaw on May 25, 2008

Back in Bush?

wow, already 4 yeras have past ! Time to vote for… packosmokes and chikoppi NOT Bsuh lol.

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U.S. Drag (live)—Missing Persons

Posted by koolpaw on May 25, 2008

Missing Persons — U.S. Drag

Fox Warfield Theatre (San Francisco, CA)

Dale Bozzio – lead vocals
Terry Bozzio – drums
Warren Cuccurullo – guitar, vocals
Patrick O’Hearn – bass, vocals
Chuck Wild – keyboards


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Dokonjyo Gaeru

Posted by koolpaw on May 23, 2008

  • Dokonjyo
  • Dokojyo Gaeru was a very popular and funny cartoon series when i was a kid. This song was used at the ending of every week. Called “Dokonjyo de Yansu“.

    After i grew up a bit and became a highschool kid, started to play music. That famous movie “Blues Brothers’ Has come. I went to watch it and found out, talking to myself like “WTF?? This Guitar is almost old Dokonjo Gaeru!?” listening to the guitaris of the band Steve Cropper.

    I have been telling that similarity to every musicians i have met, But None of them has agreed with me saying “oh hey i loved that cartoon of course, but dont remember the song at the ending”. HEYY its Dokonjyo Gaeru! how come u dont remember the song???

    Few days ago i finally found the song on the net, and listen to it again, and noticed i was wrong.

    Its not Steve Cropper! mixture of Ry cooder and Steve Cropper. C&W + R&B + Naniwa Bushi + Anime song !!!

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