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Pop

All that is popular can be everything or nothing, which exactly what makes it so special. Changing and interpreting everything based on the fashion and trend of the masses. Definitely catchy, definitely enjoyable, definitely sells. Pop music was born in the 1950s and 1960s as a soft alternative rock and roll. It can include virtually any music style, as it is the expression of any popular music genre. It is extremely important for the tradition of the music, popular music becomes world heritage of everyone.

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Madonna, the queen of pop

Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985 was the launch of Madonna and her career as a pop artist, dancer, and actress. Starting her career in 1977 as a modern dancer, Madonna achieved popularity as an American singer and songwriter growing over time to become a popular actress of the 80's with her imagery in her music videos and sexual and passionate lyrics.

Winning a Golden Globe award for her role as Best Actress in the hit musical Evita; which was re-created in 1996 as a movie. Madonna later received a Grammy Award for "Ray of Light" and in 2005 "Confessions on a Dancefloor" a tribute to her most popular songs including " Like a Virgin", "Vogue" "Like a Prayer" reaching the number one spot on the recording charts.

Madonna has sold over 300 million records worldwide and recognised as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by several registered organisations. With a business mind and ability to create original works of art, Madonna founded entertainment company Maverick, making Madonna one of the wealthiest and respected female artists of this century.

Having been honoured as the top five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Madonna is ranked the number one position of the top 100 Greatest Woman in Music. Madonna will be remembered for her look and style of dressing, dance performances, and set the trend of the 1980's with her lace gloves, fishnet stockings, bleached hair inspiring many young women at that time to be an individual and feel freedom in her dance and music.
2022-11-13

The Greatest Basketball Songs of All Time (when the pop music meets sport events)

Music is a very powerful tool. Not only can it affect your mood, help you concentrate, help you express your feelings, and keep you entertained, but music is a very good tool for evoking memories. For some, music can bring back vivid memories of their childhood, whilst for others they’re transported back to a memorable holiday. A particular song can be more powerful than any other way of triggering memories, so much so it has been used to treat dementia patients and those suffering with depression in triggering positive memories from the past.

Sports fans are not exempt from this: the songs played at a particular game can bring back the elation of victory, or the sorrow of loss, helping you to relive it. This is especially true for basketball. Here are some particularly memorable basketball songs.

Winner by Jamie Foxx ft. Justin Timberlake and T.I
Every year the NBA Finals are some of the most watched games of the year, and a few popular songs of the time become iconic reminders of that year's games. This year the Milwaukee Bucks are favourites to be reaching the NBA finals from the Eastern Conference, but in 2010 that privilege went to the Boston Celtics. Meanwhile the song Winner by Jamie Foxx featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I became one of the iconic songs of that year, featuring lyrics that included Feeling like Jordan ... so just pass me the ball.

Roundball Rock
Roundball Rock was a song produced for the NBA by John Tesh, an American pianist and pop music composer. Released in 1995, the song was used as the theme song for the television coverage of NBA games by NBC until 2002. For many, Roundball Rock brings back memories of watching NBA games in the 1990s, watching players like Michael Jordan, David Robinson and Karl Malone.

Space Jam
Space Jam, released by Quad City DJ’s for the 1996 Warner Brothers film Space Jam, is iconic of both the 1990s and basketball. The animated film in which Michael Jordan and some other players joined a basketball game with Looney Tunes characters in order to beat some aliens was an iconic movie of the decade. The theme tune certainly brings back memories of this masterpiece.

Pop music is a very powerful tool for evoking memories from our past. For sports fans, hearing an iconic song can transport them back to some of the most memorable moments of sporting history, whether it be associated with a particular game, TV coverage or a movie featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.
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2022-11-06

Business Management 101: Making Sure You Get Paid - part 1

As a music industry entrepreneur, it’s one thing finishing the work and it’s another getting paid. After all, there are a lot of musicians out there who need instruments, microphones, and more–and not all of them are willing or able to pay for their equipment in a timely manner. Luckily, with a few time-tested strategies and some handy tech solutions, you can simplify admin, track your incomings, and secure payments quicker, ensuring that the money promised is money earned. Here’s how.

Software
Accounting software is crucial for keeping on top of cash flow, managing payment procedures, and monitoring your business’ financial health. You can also use it to track outstanding payments and automate actions to ensure that invoices are being sent properly, clients are playing ball, and that your company is following up on the ones who aren’t.
Picking the right accounting software can be difficult as there are so many great options. It’s important, therefore, to look at this decision as an investment. Ultimately, you’ll need a program with good general functionality, cross-platform compatibility, and scalability, meaning that as your company grows, the system can grow with it. It may also help if the program has multicurrency functions and the provider has well-reviewed custom support. Crucially, it must also have a clear interface that you (in addition to any finance employees) can understand and navigate. Weighing these requirements against cost will help you to narrow down the right choice.

Specialists
If, after the introduction of accounting software, your cash flow is still stunted and you’re struggling with setting up payment channels, it might be worth reaching out and enlisting the help of an accountant. An accountant, beyond tax management, financial planning, and deduction claiming, can chase up outstanding payments and will be trained to do so in an expedient, professional manner. Perhaps most importantly, an accountant can also formalize your invoice process and set the foundations for best practice moving forward.
Tag: pop, money makers, business, how to be paid
2022-11-04

Business Management 101: Making Sure You Get Paid - part 2

An accountant may also recommend diversifying your payment methods to help accommodate a wider range of clients. This means opening the doors to eChecks, mobile apps, email invoicing, credit cards, and recurrent payments. By moving things to a digital space, you’ll find your cash flow improves as well; after all, online payments are usually carried out in real-time.

Chasing Up
Cash flow is crucial to the long-term survival of any company. In the event that a client or customer isn’t paying on time, you’ll need a plan of action to chase them up. From the outset, you’ll need to be certain that you have outlined any payment terms and conditions. This means specifying the number of days and whether or not any cost must be paid upfront. It’s also here that you should also disclose any interest charges invoked on late payments. Perhaps you should send multiple copies of contracts to customers to make sure they have it, which will keep everybody on the same page when it comes to payment schedules. Be sure to provide a hard copy as well as a digital copy; you can use tools like Adobe Acrobat to compress PDF files to make them easier to email.
It’s important to remember that it’s not bad etiquette to chase up payments. It may even be useful to send reminders closer to the time just make sure that you write these using guidelines and at a time removed from the moment. If these still don’t work, it can be worth sending a statement of outstanding cost or even calling the client directly. These steps, whilst not common, are sometimes necessary.

Getting paid can be a pain, but if you take the right precautions, it will certainly be less painful. Remember to always seek the right help, learn the current software, and don’t be afraid to follow up on late customers.
Tag: pop, money makers, business, how to be paid

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