Posted on March 24, 2016Categories Plugin Development, Security, WordPressTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations

Work has been underway adding REST API functionality to the Store Locator Plus plugin.   Most people are familiar with the basic concept of using REST to fetch data from a remote server.   We use this every day when surfing the web using the basic premise of an HTTP GET protocol.   In short this is the simplest form of a REST “read” operation.   Go here, get this thing and show it to me. REST APIs get more exciting when … Continue reading “Adding WordPress REST API Security To Basic CRUD Operations”

Posted on March 11, 2016Categories Music, Streaming   Leave a comment on Billboard: ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

Billboard: ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

I wonder how, exactly, BMI determines what was played so they can fairly compensate the right creatives behind that music. The answer is: they have no clue. They will apply their archaic generalized formula and make a wild guess then pay the most popular songwriters and composers. They’ll keep 12% for themselves and a good chunk in reserve , in a bank account where the keep the interest, in case they guessed wrong. The PROs are a sham. Sad that … Continue reading “Billboard: ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music”

Posted on March 7, 2016Categories Music, Streaming   Leave a comment on Billboard: Kanye West Reveals He’s Team Streaming: ‘No More CDs For Me’

Billboard: Kanye West Reveals He’s Team Streaming: ‘No More CDs For Me’

Kanye West Reveals He’s Team Streaming: ‘No More CDs For Me’ Billboard Kanye West CDs are about to become a thing of the past. The Chicago rapper/designer/entertaining tweeter took to his timeline on Monday (March 7) to discuss his stance on physical music releases. “I was thinking about not making CDs ever again… Only streaming,” he said before referencing the cover art of his 2013 effort Yeezus. “the Yeezus album packaging was an open casket to CDs r.i.p.” Read the … Continue reading “Billboard: Kanye West Reveals He’s Team Streaming: ‘No More CDs For Me’”

Posted on February 26, 2016Categories Music, Streaming, Uncategorized   Leave a comment on Billboard: Samsung, Google and Spotify Have Considered Buying Tidal: Report

Billboard: Samsung, Google and Spotify Have Considered Buying Tidal: Report

Samsung, Google and Spotify Have Considered Buying Tidal: Report Billboard “Samsung is re-engaging; they are working on something really big, and they’re keeping it very quiet in case it leaks,” reports the Post. Read the full story Shared from Apple News

Posted on December 19, 2015Categories TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

I just replaced my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new iPhone 6S Plus.    This was not an easy transition.   I started out in the smart phone world literally on day 1.    We had a contract to write an app for the very first iPhone and we stood in line to purchase a pair of them on the first day they were available.    Within 18 months Android was out and after fighting with that gen 1 iPhone more than I liked … Continue reading “iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update”

Posted on November 24, 2015Categories Music, StreamingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015

Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015

Summary According to various stats collected from the top streaming services, there were about 1.03 trillion music streams in the first 6 months of 2015.   With the growth of streaming it is a safe bet that the total streams in 2015 will easily hit the 2.2 trillion mark by year-end. Here is what those numbers mean in terms of royalties collected. Sound Exchange Sound Exchange collects money on behalf of the “recording artist” (musicians, producers, etc.) and pays the copyright … Continue reading “Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015”

Posted on November 24, 2015Categories Music, StreamingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Music Streaming and Social Media Stats Aug 2015

Music Streaming and Social Media Stats Aug 2015

“IPodBattle” by Maxime Felder – originally posted to Flickr as iPod Battle 2. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.   A summary of the SonicBids Blog article: http://blog.sonicbids.com/music-industry-by-the-numbers-stats-first-half-2015 Streaming Plays Streaming total plays through June 2015: 1,032,225,905,640 According to NextBigSound.com via Pandora, Rdio, Soundcloud, Vevo, Vimeo, and YouTube stats. Instagram Presence on Instagram increased from 51M in June 2014 to 283M in May 2015.   Artists’ Instagram followers were up 6-fold in that period.   Social Media By Genre … Continue reading “Music Streaming and Social Media Stats Aug 2015”

Posted on September 18, 2015Categories Security, WordPress   Leave a comment on WordPress Malware – Active VisitorTracker Campaign – Sucuri Blog

WordPress Malware – Active VisitorTracker Campaign – Sucuri Blog

If you are running your web presence on WordPress you will want to know about this. The method used to get the JavaScript code onto your site and redirect to a malware installer is not yet know. The fingerprints, however, are easily detectable. Share this article with your site or system admin so they can scan your WordPress install and remove the malware if necessary. WordPress Malware – Active VisitorTracker Campaign – Sucuri Blog We are seeing a large number … Continue reading “WordPress Malware – Active VisitorTracker Campaign – Sucuri Blog”

Posted on September 18, 2015Categories Music, Streaming   Leave a comment on Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are…

Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are…

Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are… source: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/09/18/streaming-services-99-problems/ (1) Artists make little-to-nothing off of streaming services. (7) Streaming services pay the labels, who typically pay nothing to the artists. (13) Streaming services suck at proper accounting and payouts. (18) Streaming services are actively hostile towards artists and their financial well-being. (20) Streaming services lack transparency. (23) Not enough people want to pay for streaming music services. (28) There are too many streaming services competing for too few dollars. … Continue reading “Streaming Services Have 99 Problems. And They Are…”