Daily Archives: March 22, 2018

Boardriders Statement on Billabong Transaction

Boardriders, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/Boardriders, Inc.)HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boardriders, Inc. refers to its announcement from earlier today regarding its proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited (ASX:BBG) and to the recent media coverage in Australia related to that proposed transaction….

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Polyplastics introduce la nueva gama LAPEROS (R) para los dispositivos de comunicación de la siguiente generación

Polyplastics introduce una nueva gama de LCP con bajo coeficiente dieléctrico, LAPEROS (R), para los dispositivos de comunicación de la siguiente generación
TOKIO, 22 de marzo de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Polyplastics Co., Ltd., un proveedor líder global de termoplásticos industriales, ha…

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Il Giappone invita 30 potenti influencer da 20 paesi e regioni estere nel tentativo di ricevere 40 milioni di turisti in ingresso nel 2020

TOKYO, 22 marzo 2018 /PRNewswire/ — L’Organizzazione nazionale del turismo giapponese (JNTO, Japan National Tourism Organization) ha messo in atto un progetto per mettere in mostra il fascino delle risorse turistiche di ciascuna regione del Giappone, invitando 30 potenti influencer…

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Hatch is Back! All-New 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Wows at the 2018 New York International Auto Show

For the first time in North America, Toyota’s newest, stylish, and most technologically-advanced small car, the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback, makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show.NEW YORK, March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Talk about going big in the Big Apple! For the first time in North America, Toyota’s newest, stylish, and most technologically-advanced small car, the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback, makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show….

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PitchBook Launches Analyst Series Focused on Emerging Activity in Impact Investing, Given the Growing Demand from Asset Managers

 (PRNewsfoto/PitchBook)SEATTLE, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, today released the latest analyst note in a series focused on impact investing. Impact investing is a strategy that seeks to create fi…

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Stina benennt operatives Geschäftsführungsteam für Enerox GmbH/CellCube

TORONTO, March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
Stina Resources Ltd. (“Stina” oder das “Unternehmen”) (CSE: SQA) (OTCQB: STNUF) (Frankfurt: 01X) (Schlusskurs 21. März 18: 0,50 CAD) freut sich, drei Personen in die Geschäftsführung zu berufen, die für die wichtigsten operativen Geschä…

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Ping An Technology again wins world-class award in medical field after setting new world record in LUNA rankings

Ping An Technology again wins world-class award in medical field after setting new world record in LUNA rankingsSHANGHAI, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The results of the Indian Diabetic Retinopathy Image Dataset (IDRiD) fundus analysis competition organized by the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) were recently announced. Ping An Technology’s PAMIA (Ping An Medical Imaging…

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Galactic Frontline VFX Artist Invited to Speak at GDC 2018

Galactic FrontlineSAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The lead VFX artist from Galactic Frontline, Zhang ‘Abel’ Shaoyong was invited as one of the speakers to deliver a presentation at GDC 2018.
Galactic Frontline is a real-time sci-fi strategy game developed and published by NetEase Games….

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YCIS: 1.800 ausländische und chinesische Pädagogen trafen sich in China zu einer Konferenz zum Thema Lehren und Lernen im 21. Jahrhundert

YCIS & YWIES CEO and School Supervisor Dr Betty Chan gives opening speech at the conferenceHONGKONG, 23. März 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Über 1.800 Pädagogen und Mitarbeiter des globalen Netzwerks der Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) und der Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) trafen sich am 15. und 16. März in sechs Städten in China, um sich anlässlich des…

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U.S. Music Revenue Rises, Boosted by Streaming Services

Music revenue rose 16.5 percent to $8.7 billion in the U.S. in 2017, and the majority of the increase is due to music streaming services. According to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), via Wall Street Journal, it’s the second consecutive year of significant growth since 1999.

As with 2016, last year’s music revenue rise can be attributed to streaming music platforms, which represented the majority of revenue. The category includes revenue from premium subscription services offered by companies such as Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, Pandora and Apple Music as well as ad-supported on-demand streaming services like YouTube and Vevo. In 2017, streaming music platforms contributed two-thirds of the total U.S music industry revenue. Paid subscriptions were the biggest driver, bringing in more than $4 billion in revenue for the first time.

While streaming services have boosted music revenue to levels not seen in a decade, it remains 40 percent below peak levels, with digital and physical recorded music sales continuing to decrease. There was a 25 percent drop in digital downloads revenue, which came in at $1.3 billion in 2017. Although physical product revenue exceeded that of digital downloads for the first time since 2011, shipments of physical products declined by 4 percent to $1.5 billion.

In an accompanying blog post, RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman noted that while recorded music revenues have increased, “there’s still much work to be done in order to make this growth sustainable for long term.”

Sherman cited a “value gap” when it comes to how artists are paid. “The playing field remains unfairly tilted at the expense of the creators and digital music services, resulting in a ‘value gap,’ the gulf between the amount of music being consumed and the compensation that platforms return to music creators for exploiting music,” he said. “The economic consequences are real and increasingly documented by leading academics.”

He added that terrestrial radio doesn’t pay artists and labels for commercial use of their music and that SiriusXM “pays under a below-market standard set more than 20 years ago.”

The RIAA is supporting proposed reform legislation in Congress that would “modernize music licensing for the benefit of songwriters, recording artists, producers and digital music services alike,” Sherman said.

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