Rolling Stone Challenges Billboard For the Top of the Charts; Omar Akram’s Destiny

Rolling Stone Challenges Billboard For the Top of the Charts. KOP discusses the interesting choice by the heritage rock magazine to challenge chart supremacy for the first time in over a decade.

Rolling Stone Billboard

What does it mean to be popular? That’s a question that music fans and music makers alike have asked for ages — but recently with more urgency than ever before, as listening patterns in the digital age shift and splinter. There are now dozens of ways to tally listeners’ music consumption, and streaming services have changed the game forever. And yet traditional once-a-week metrics remain relatively static. Today, we’re proud to introduce the Rolling Stone Charts, an interactive set of music charts that update on a daily basis and offer an impartial, in-depth and in-the-moment view of the biggest songs, albums and artists in music. -Rolling Stone Magazine- July 2nd, 2019.

Plus, KOP talks with Grammy Award-winning recording artist, composer, and pianist Omar Akram.
His new album, Destiny, drops on August 9th.

He became the first Afghan-American to win a Grammy award in 2013 with his fourth studio album, Echoes of Love. He is also an inspirational writer who contributes to The Huffington Post.

Omar’s piano-driven, instrumental music elegantly defies borders and has played a crucial role in defining modern New Age and World music. His songs have millions of plays on YouTube, and his first two albums, Opal Fire (2002) and Free As a Bird (2004), hit the Top 15 on Billboard’s New Age chart. In 2013, he became the first Afghan-American to win a Grammy Award with Echoes of Love. In 2013, he also released Daytime Dreamer, presenting an enchanting blend of World, New Age and electronic music that lures listeners with masterful musicianship and his well-traveled wisdom.

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Superhero Movie Stranglehold; WGA Offers ATA 1-Year Pause; 77 WABC Sold Cheap

Critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor Eric Schumacher talks about the superhero movie stranglehold and the ensuing digital streaming battle against Netflix.

Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher is a critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor, producer, and director. Eric has produced or directed industrial videos, commercials, feature films, short films, web series, music videos and more.

Eric has extensive experience in entertainment marketing, teaching, business development, contract management, and negotiations and even economic development and is currently the creative director for Seelie Studios, LLC, a multiple award-winning narrative fiction and branded entertainment creative group.

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Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies; Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher

Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies. The WGA Rejects ATA Offer and now seeks individual talks with the top 9 agencies.

wga ataWriters Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies; Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher

Writers Guild Wants 1-on-1 With Top 9 Agencies. The WGA Rejects ATA Offer and now seeks individual talks with the top 9 agencies.

Variety reports the Writers Guild of America has called off negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents in favor of pursuing individual talks with nine top agencies as it enforces a total ban on packaging fees and affiliated production for agents representing guild members.

Bad podcasting will teach you how to make good radio

When you hear a long drifting podcast with no discipline you recognise good radio. There will always be a place for good podcasts, but bad podcasts can teach you how to make good radio.”

KOP tests this theory made by Amanda Keller, the co-host of Sydney’s WS FM Breakfast Show, who said this while speaking on a panel at Mumbrella360.

KOP speaks about the obstacles of the independent filmmaker with Actor/Filmmaker Eric Schumacher.

Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher is a critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning actor, producer, and director. Eric has produced or directed industrial videos, commercials, feature films, short films, web series, music videos and more.

Eric has extensive experience in entertainment marketing, teaching, business development, contract management, and negotiations and even economic development and is currently the creative director for Seelie Studios, LLC, the multi-time award-winning narrative fiction and branded entertainment creative group.

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