I decided to start a blog where I could post about music, specifically the areas that interest me most: music licensing, streaming services, digital content management, music theory, classical music performance, orchestration, pop music, etc. Mostly I’ll be writing about the music industry. The world doesn’t need another music blog, but here it is anyway!

The title is adapted from a lyric in Cab Calloway & Irving Mill’s “Minnie the Moocher”.

She had a million dollars’ worth of nickels and dimes,
She sat around and counted them all a million times.

I don’t necessarily think there are any moochers involved in the music industry – it’s much more complicated and nuanced than that – but it’s an allegation that’s bandied about frequently, so my use of that lyric is a little tongue-in-cheek. Mostly I chose it because it made me think of the per-play basis on which artists are paid for streaming music (as opposed to the old way, where downloads and physical media sales would yield flat-rate earnings).

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