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(National Post)   Drake breaks a Beatles record on the Billboard Top 10 by charting that one song he has under seven different names   ( nationalpost.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
I saw a really weird personalized license plate the other day: "0T0100". Had to look it up. Apparently it's a Drake thing.
 
5 days ago  
Sooooo...  music is more accessible 50 years after the Beatles and were supposed to be shocked that a modern artist sells more copies? Not that I care either way, but that's how it is now. Get over it and realize its 2018.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.
 
5 days ago  

Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.


Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop
 
5 days ago  
Singing is old news. Auto-tuned mumbling is the hot thing now.
 
5 days ago  
I'll bet anyone we'll never hear Drake music 50 years from now, and still hear The Beatles 100 years after their active years.
 
5 days ago  

Bslim: [images2.memedroid.com image 500x348]


Murdered.  She wanted Drake to murder her vagina.
 
5 days ago  
"all 25 tracks from his latest album making the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and seven sitting comfortably in the Top 10"

His music isn't for me, but damn, that is a feat.
 
5 days ago  

Aezetyr: were supposed to be shocked that a modern artist sells more copies?


No. RTFA before you type next time.
 
5 days ago  
At first, I was all: "Who is this fool, this is stupid!"
Then, I was all: "Wow, that's really neat that there is an artist with staying power!"
Now, I am all: "Damn, wish I liked the music as much as I like the Beatles..."
 
5 days ago  

Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop


Yes, that is generally the best way to dominate pop music.
 
5 days ago  

djZorbof: Singing is old news. Auto-tuned mumbling is the hot thing now.


It should be considered a crime to autotune Michael Jackson's voice.
 
5 days ago  

fickenchucker: I'll bet anyone we'll never hear Drake music 50 years from now, and still hear The Beatles 100 years after their active years.


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5 days ago  

jaytkay: "all 25 tracks from his latest album making the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and seven sitting comfortably in the Top 10"

His music isn't for me, but damn, that is a feat.


" Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming."

It would be interesting to know how those are weighted.  Aside from sales it seems like it would be easy to skew radio and online streaming.

And as much as it makes me sound like an old man screaming at a cloud most anything that has "charted" and been noted was accomplished as a news story in order to simply promote.  It rarely had anything to do with the actual genuine interest in the music.
 
5 days ago  

Skarekrough: And as much as it makes me sound like an old man screaming at a cloud most anything that has "charted" and been noted was accomplished as a news story in order to simply promote.  It rarely had anything to do with the actual genuine interest in the music.


1)
You don't get people promoting you if there's no money to be made.
2)
If you aren't selling music to consumers, there is no money to be made.

People can moan all they want. Lord knows I did regarding Lana Del Rey*. But somebody is buying the music.

* Drake wasn't born with enough money to buy a shiatload of promotion
 
5 days ago  
Drake is farkin' terrible.

That is all.
 
5 days ago  

jaytkay: Skarekrough: And as much as it makes me sound like an old man screaming at a cloud most anything that has "charted" and been noted was accomplished as a news story in order to simply promote.  It rarely had anything to do with the actual genuine interest in the music.

1)
You don't get people promoting you if there's no money to be made.
2)
If you aren't selling music to consumers, there is no money to be made.

People can moan all they want. Lord knows I did regarding Lana Del Rey*. But somebody is buying the music.

* Drake wasn't born with enough money to buy a shiatload of promotion


No matter what your argument, Drake music is still shiat/he's not going to murder your vagina.
 
5 days ago  
Differences being The Beatles made good music and almost everyone can name or sing part of least a couple of their songs.
 
5 days ago  

Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop


Too high-class. He's more like the fake burger chain from Falling Down, after they stop serving breakfast.
 
5 days ago  

Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop


The Beatles are the Taco Bells of Mexican cuisine.
 
5 days ago  

Jack Sabbath: Differences being The Beatles made good music and almost everyone can name or sing part of least a couple of their songs.


For me, the difference is that I know who the Beatles are.
 
5 days ago  

djZorbof: Singing is old news. Auto-tuned mumbling is the hot thing now.


Mumble rap is the farking worst..
 
5 days ago  

neilbradley: The Beatles are the Taco Bells of Mexican cuisine.


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5 days ago  

neilbradley: Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop

The Beatles are the Taco Bells of Mexican cuisine.


Does that make Drake Chipotle?
 
5 days ago  

ArthurVandelay: ...


Doesn't ;_;
 
5 days ago  

Skarekrough: jaytkay: "all 25 tracks from his latest album making the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and seven sitting comfortably in the Top 10"

His music isn't for me, but damn, that is a feat.

" Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming."

It would be interesting to know how those are weighted.  Aside from sales it seems like it would be easy to skew radio and online streaming.

And as much as it makes me sound like an old man screaming at a cloud most anything that has "charted" and been noted was accomplished as a news story in order to simply promote.  It rarely had anything to do with the actual genuine interest in the music.


it seems like you can't compare any new artist to an old artist when you factor in streaming because streaming is essentially free- there is no barrier to entry and no reason that anyone who already owns the hardware (smartphone or computer etc) can't basically stream their current favorite thing a million times without needing to get off the couch. and also its completely global. i imagine if the beatles had been able to stream, it would be a different story
 
5 days ago  

tlchwi02: it seems like you can't compare any new artist to an old artist when you factor in streaming because streaming is essentially free


In absolute numbers. Ranking is different

There are 100 spaces in the Billboard 100, no more or and no less, and 10 in the Top Ten.
 
5 days ago  
I'll put my music anywhere. It's kinda like a virus, on any server that will take it. Even put stuff on some site that pays in crypto, but, like spotify, I won't see much more than a few pennies.
BTW: Support artists on Bandcamp. BANDCAMP!!!

Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

 
5 days ago  
To preface, I really like Drake...but...

This only happens because the music industry doesn't even remotely work like it used to.
 
5 days ago  

ArthurVandelay: neilbradley: Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop

The Beatles are the Taco Bells of Mexican cuisine.

Does that make Drake Chipotle?


I'm thinking more Del Taco.
 
5 days ago  
featuring Michael Jackson.

I could have swore that he died a while back.
 
5 days ago  
I liked him on Degrassi.
 
5 days ago  

SpaceBison: featuring Michael Jackson.

I could have swore that he died a while back.


Like that has ever stopped a musician's estate.

/see: Tupac, Prince, Elvis, etc.
 
kab
5 days ago  
And let's see how relevant he is in the same amount of time this record had stood.
 
5 days ago  
Hey, it's the old white men complain because the music they grew up on isn't as popular as a young black artist's music is now.
 
4 days ago  

Jack Sabbath: Differences being The Beatles made good music and almost everyone can name or sing part of least a couple of their songs.


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4 days ago  
Drake is the Nickelback of rap.
 
4 days ago  
When I got older, I never thought I'd be saying this about younger generations, and I don't think it's a sentiment shared by my parents' generation about mine, and that is: What a bunch of goddamn dorks they are. Like a whole generation of that one kid in class who would raise his hand and go, "Miss Heatherington, Brandon called me doo doo face."
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: "all 25 tracks from his latest album making the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and seven sitting comfortably in the Top 10"

His music isn't for me, but damn, that is a feat.


I agree, how did he stick so many tracks on one album!
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: There are 100 spaces in the Billboard 100, no more or and no less, and 10 in the Top Ten.


I mean... it's primarily based on radio play (and now "official" streaming), which is almost wholly dictated by the same people who own the corporation that does the ranking, though.

So... basically it's an arbitrary made-up number that has very little to do with actual popularity in either direction.  The Billboard rankings aren't "what people like", they're "what the suits in the boardroom are telling people to like".

This is not me saying Drake is bad, the same artificiality of the ranking applies to the Beatles in the first place and they were great so he's probably fine.  I'm making that judgement based on people voluntarily spending actual money to buy the albums, though, not because Clear Channel's ad copy told me I totally like him.
 
4 days ago  

Aezetyr: Sooooo...  music is more accessible 50 years after the Beatles and were supposed to be shocked that a modern artist sells more copies? Not that I care either way, but that's how it is now. Get over it and realize its 2018.


Not too mention there are how many more people today?
 
4 days ago  

Travis_Bickle: Ishkur: It seems like the competition is smaller, though.

There are so many avenues for spreading one's music these days, the classic model of getting signed to a label, played on a radio station and chart on Billboard is no longer important.

Drake may be dominating Billboard but I doubt he's dominating bedrooms, stations and car stereos the way the Beatles did.

Drake is the McDonalds of HipHop


mcDonalds of teen pop > McDonalds of HipHop
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: Skarekrough: And as much as it makes me sound like an old man screaming at a cloud most anything that has "charted" and been noted was accomplished as a news story in order to simply promote.  It rarely had anything to do with the actual genuine interest in the music.

1)
You don't get people promoting you if there's no money to be made.
2)
If you aren't selling music to consumers, there is no money to be made.

People can moan all they want. Lord knows I did regarding Lana Del Rey*. But somebody is buying the music.

* Drake wasn't born with enough money to buy a shiatload of promotion


I only listen to acts promoted with money stolen from other artists
 
4 days ago  
Drake breaks a Beatles record on the Billboard Top 10 b

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I HATE YOU DRAKE, I HATE YOU!
 
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4 days ago  

LewDux: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 388x348] I HATE YOU DRAKE, I HATE YOU!


I don't know about the screaming lady up front, but those gals behind here are about to have a good time!
 
4 days ago  
So now the Billboard Top 20 is just whoever puts out the latest album. Drake just beat the record set by Post Malone in May.
He broke the record that was tied the previous week by J. Cole. Billboard is weighted toward YouTube which can get kids to 'spin' the record 30 million times a day. Radio stations would go out of business if they played the same three songs, even the Beatles, over and over like that.
 
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