September 23, 2015

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Facebook launches 360 video with Star Wars exclusive –
A short, exclusive Star Wars clip is among the first 360-degree videos to be posted on Facebook. The sequence, created by Lucasfilm’s special effects team ILMxLAB, allows users to look in all directions as the camera whizzes through the sci-fi scene. When watched on a normal computer, the mouse is used to move the view. On mobile devices, a user can move the device around to alter the perspective. Other 360 videos posted include content from Discovery, GoPro, NBC and Vice.[BBC]

All About That Bass writer says he got $5,679 from 178m streams –
Kevin Kadish, who wrote All About That Bass, says he made just $5,679 (£3,700) from 178 million streams of the song. “I’ve never heard a songwriter complain about radio royalties as much as streaming royalties,” Mr Kadish said. “That was the real issue for us, like one million streams equals $90 (£59).” Mr Kadish co-wrote All About That Bass with singer Meghan Trainor. She became the first act to enter the UK top 40 based purely on streams of All About That Bass. Streaming now accounts for one-third of the US music industry’s income, which remains relatively flat, with total revenue down 0.5% to $3.17bn (£2.05bn). [BBC Newsbeat]
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List of most streamed songs in the United Kingdom – [from Wikipedia]

No. Song title Artist Released Streams (millions)
Radioactive Imagine Dragons October 2012 19.7+
Pompeii Bastille February 2013 32.0+
Let Her Go Passenger February 2013 21.7+
Get Lucky Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams April 2013 24.5+
Counting Stars OneRepublic June 2013 19.7+
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams May 2013 20.7+
Wake Me Up! Avicii July 2013 21.4+
All of Me John Legend August 2013 38.7+
Happy Pharrell Williams November 2013 40.0+
Timber Pitbull featuring Kesha December 2013 21.0+
Rather Be Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne January 2014 41.0+
Take Me to Church Hozier January 2014 50.8
Waves Mr Probz February 2014 32.1+
Stay with Me Sam Smith April 2014 29.1+
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran June 2014 60.1
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars December 2014 60.0
Love Me like You Do Ellie Goulding February 2015 30.0
Cheerleader OMI April 2015 40.0
See You Again Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth April 2015 29.5

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