wonkothesane wrote: »
That's impressive I have to admit. Still, a bit away from Madonna (300 million albums). Also, Madonna holds a record she certainly is not so eager to break: with her latest album biggest second-week drop in history.
sog35 wrote: »
Applehub = new AppleTv
I just think Apple may renamed the new AppleTv so not to confuse it with the old AppleTV
rogifan wrote: »
And not surprisingly the media is out there saying Apole was beaten to the punch because Huawei announced a "force touch" phone before Apple did. I guess the fact that new MacBook trackpads already have this functionality doesn't matter?
solipsismy wrote: »
Speaking of Swift, will Swift 2.0 be finalized next week, too?
While everyone's musical taste is different and unique, I think Prince goes down in history as one of the great song writers and performers.
What is often overlooked with Prince is how many billboard hits he wrote that other people performed or covered or sampled from.
His sound and style is often not enjoyed by people, but his influence on music and his genius is remarkable.
solipsismy wrote: »
I know people like Madonna and Prince (neither of which I've ever understood), but is 300 million albums really that impressive when you look at Swift's age with 170 million to Madonna's age with 300 million? Taylor not only seems like a great songwriter, but has a more balance aspect to her trajectory, and seem to have a real kindness about her which seems to have led to genuine respect and friends with people in the industry. I won't touch on the fans.
Maybe some of the extra security and workforce is because it's such a large venue. More space simply needs more people.
Maybe the rumor (I can't remember where I read it) that Apple will have an exceptionally large area this year to display newly announced products is true.
Those two things alone would explain the perceived large workforce and security force.
Makes sense to me anyway, just a thought.
wonkothesane wrote: »
I never listened to any of those. I'm not into Poo music. What you said maybe completely true. I'm just thinking to what extent the Internet has contributed to this success. Marketing, and new sales streams such as, ahm, streaming. If she keeps up that pace she'll outsell the Beatles, Elton John and all the others. I will not judge her or her music, I remember from the time I was a bit investors lived in music that success was usually directly proportional to marketing efforts. And while I'm not following the charts since a while now I have no clue if there is someone out ther with a similar success and standing mrs Taylor appears to have.
techlover wrote: »
I think Prince goes down in history as one of the great song writers and performers/
thewhitefalcon wrote: »
Apple appears to be punking everyone; the Beta's been popping up messages telling people to download a new update which isn't available.
Considering that Madonna sold a lot when overall sales were much higher than now, Swift is actually proportionally selling more compared to the overall market; especially Albums were she's ridiculously above the market: nobody buys albums... Except hers.. and Adeles's. seemingly
Madonna is a more popular singles seller, Rihanna is more like her (though a few albums sold big in a time were that meant huge numbers). I'm a big fan of hers too; first went to a Madonna concert in 1985
I would say both.
Again, music is so personal and opinions about it are in the ear of the beholder. I think Prince is a talented genius that influenced music quite a bit.
Most popular music is simple, repetitive and corny. That doesn't mean it is bad.
The only #1 song that Prince wrote that someone else performed is "Nothing Compares To You" performed by Sinead O'Conner as far as I know. It is a great song in my personal opinion. Simple. Repetitive. Excellent.
You don't want to replace taps with presses though. That would make the user experience far less efficient and would increase fatigue. I already use tap-to-click on my trackpads and have no interest in losing that capability.
freediverx wrote: »
You don't want to replace taps with presses though. That would make the user experience far less efficient and would increase fatigue.
The Beatles had a smaller market and distribution was a lot more difficult, singles needed to be physically shipped to stores and then you still have to ensure they stayed visible as long as possible. New songs tended to physically crowd out older singles right off the more visible shelves as soon as their sales faltered in that store! Those singles because of less visibility tended to have an abrupt fall in sales.
Even hit songs tended to go up and down the chart in 15 weeks or less. Distribution now is cheap and world wide, a massive advantage.
Albums before the 1960s didn't tend to sell that much, except broadway cast albums which stayed on the chart for ages.
The Beatles success exploded the sales of albums.
As you noted, the main issue now is visibility. Since titles are easier to release, and they stay along a very very long time, there is basically a glut of pretty good music at any time that you can buy or listen too.
Today, Beatles could put their whole catalog out, they wouldn't have to pick and choose a few singles.
They probably would have released twice as many singles as they did at that time.
Considering all of this, the Beatles and Elvis's massive sales totals are even more impressive.
Perhaps I misunderstood. Your comment seemed to suggest that the 3D touch might use taps for selections and deep presses for the equivalent of clicks.