A Social Media Shakeup and Does the Billboard Hot 100 Benefit Taylor Swift More than Drake?

Twitter and Meta layoffs shake up the social media legacy of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Plus Drake calls out changes made to the charting process for the Billboard Hot 100.

The decline of text-based social media
The switch from Twitter and Facebook to video platforms such as TikTok is changing the face of the internet.
https://www.newstatesman.com/social-media/2022/11/decline-social-media-text-post

Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to prepare for “difficult times ahead” and ends remote work https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/10/23450942/elon-musk-twitter-first-email-staff-difficult-times-ahead-remote-work

It’s never felt more plausible that the age of social media might end—and soon. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/11/twitter-facebook-social-media-decline/672074/

Boom to bust? What Facebook and Twitter’s mass layoffs say about the future of tech
Twitter has laid off half its staff, and Meta around 13 per cent. Is this a trend across the tech industry?
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/boom-to-bust-what-facebook-and-twitters-mass-layoffs-say-about-the-future-of-tech/x238ah10x

Drake Claims Billboard “Fixed” Charts After “Scorpion” on HotNewHipHop https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/448707-drake-claims-billboard-fixed-charts-after-scorpion

What can we learn from Taylor Swift’s chart dominance? https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/taylor-swift-chart-dominance-modern-music-industry/

Taylor Swift Makes History as First Artist With Entire Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100, Led by ‘Anti-Hero’ at No. 1 https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/taylor-swift-all-hot-100-top-10-anti-hero-1235163664/

TikTok is going after podcasting—and it’s all YouTube’s fault https://www.insiderintelligence.com/content/tiktok-going-after-podcasting-and-it-s-all-youtube-s-fault

Podcast Subscriptions Are A Harder Sell Than Ever Says iHeart’s Conal Byrne. https://www.insideradio.com/free/podcast-subscriptions-are-a-harder-sell-than-ever-says-iheart-s-conal-byrne/article_0e1083ce-59b5-11ed-97db-97c201ec0052.html

This Podcast Brought to You by Having Rich Parents https://hard-drive.net/this-podcast-brought-to-you-by-having-rich-parents/

Many YouTubers are anticipating big payouts from Shorts, but other industry insiders warn they should cool their expectations https://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-ad-revenue-share-creators-excitement-experts-warn-2022-10

Google Will Pay YouTube Creators in Bid to Crash TikTok’s Party
https://www.pymnts.com/google/2022/google-will-pay-youtube-creators-in-bid-to-crash-tiktoks-party/

How much money influencers charge on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for sponsored content https://www.businessinsider.com/data-how-much-money-influencers-charge-brands-instagram-tiktok-youtube-2022-10

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The Gentrification of Crossover Music in Pop Culture

Decade by decade the Corporate Media, the gatekeepers of the mainstream pop culture has continued the crippling of crossver music and culture that bridged cultural and brought people together. KOP explains this phenomenon on purpose.

Crossover Music on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossover_music

Revitalization Or Gentrification? How A Rebuild Is Changing Detroit’s Culture
How are Black residents coping with displacement?
https://yr.media/news/revitalization-or-gentrification-how-a-rebuild-is-changing-detroits-culture/

From the Death of Disco Rose the Urban Contemporary Music.
https://original.newsbreak.com/@william-saint-val-1592919/2781157800585-from-the-death-of-disco-rose-the-urban-contemporary-music

The Business Of ‘Soul Train’: 11 Things To Know About Don Cornelius Productions
https://moguldom.com/423458/the-business-of-soul-train-11-things-to-know-about-don-cornelius-productions/

Lizzo on her crossover success: ‘I am not making music for white people’ https://nypost.com/2022/10/11/lizzo-on-her-success-i-am-not-making-music-for-white-people/

Lizzo draws comparison to Tina Turner in response to critics of her success, says “I don’t make music for white people” https://thespidernews.com/celebrity/lizzo-draws-comparison-to-tina-turner-in-response-to-critics-of-her-success-says-i-dont-make-music-for-white-people/

The Story of How Migos Met Drake and Changed Rap Forever
In this excerpt from his book, ‘Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story,’ music journalist Joe Coscarelli tells the story of Migos’ 2013 crossover hit ‘Versace’
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/migos-versace-drake-takeoff-rap-capital-1234623089/

For Bad Bunny’s fans, he’s more than a global superstar. He’s a political icon.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/10/19/bad-bunny-political-activism/

Black-Led TV Shows Have Always Had Crossover Appeal; So Why the Side-Piece Treatment? https://www.theroot.com/black-led-tv-shows-have-always-had-crossover-appeal-so-1792686820

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Radio’s Across the Dial Decline: How Digital Keeps Winning

Time for another radio rant to document the continued down the dial decline. No media wants to call this out but KOP will.

“Too Many Songs, Not Enough Hits: Pop Music Is Struggling to Create New Stars – Execs say that a deluge of new music — and the difficulty of influencing TikTok’s algorithm — has made building an audience harder than ever for new acts.”
https://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2022/10/14/the-billboard-article/
https://www.radiodiscussions.com/threads/are-there-hits-any-more-an-article-by-bob-lefsetz.755625/

Is radio dead/dying/on the inevitable road to death? What would you like to see changed about it?
https://www.reddit.com/r/TrueAskReddit/comments/1rdlye/is_radio_deaddyingon_the_inevitable_road_to_death/

Here’s When iHeartMedia Releases Its Q3 Report https://www.rbr.com/heres-when-iheartmedia-releases-its-q3-report/

‘Steady decline for years’: KGO hosts reflect on Bay Area radio station closure https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/radio-hosts-remember-kgo-17494929.php

89% of British adults are still weekly radio listeners https://musically.com/2022/10/27/89-of-british-adults-are-still-weekly-radio-listeners/

The latest Infinite Dial study from Edison Research shows that 88% of Americans age 16+ own a mobile phone, and as the availability of audio apps and podcast apps has increased, so has consumption on a mobile phone.
http://mediaconfidential.blogspot.com/2022/10/most-audio-listening-is-via-mobile.html

Why have so many radio stations given up on weekends? http://bit.ly/3VnwyVo

Bad winter coming for U.S. media companies https://www.axios.com/2022/10/25/media-layoffs-2022-ad-market-decline

The Network-Affiliate Conundrum: The broadcast networks may be desperate to keep up with the big streamers by laying big bets on their own, but in the process, they’re choking off their local affiliates and hastening their own demise. It’s time for a more cooperative relationship. https://tvnewscheck.com/business/article/the-network-affiliate-conundrum/

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