This Week In Music: Kelly Clarkson Says Hello, Eddie Money Bids Farewell

All this as the industry eyed new pots of gold in podcasting and streaming, hi-tech bicycles. The debut of a new TV show by Kelly Clarkson, a farewell to rocker and reality TV star Eddie Money, and news on the sale of the boyhood home of one of arena rock's giants made up some of the headlines in the music industry this week.
“Our goal is to ensure YouTube remains a place where all artists are accurately recognized and celebrated for achieving success and milestones,” YouTube said in a blog post Friday.
And soon, many predict, it may become a very lucrative revenue stream for the music industry. The podcasting universe generates $479 million in yearly advertising revenue in the United States, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Witness Disney getting into the business with its new For Scores interview series, or Spotify’s $340 million investment to purchase and ramp up two podcasting companies. PODCASTING MUSIC RIGHTS: Podcasting is booming.
Music publishers have now raised their lawsuit for copyright infringement to $300 million, claiming more songs have been discovered that the bike streams without permission. PUBLISHERS, WE RIDE : Hi-tech exercise bicycle Peloton is facing an onslaught from music publishers.
His “Paaagal” video briefly became the No. Indian rapper Badshah may have sparked the change in policy. But most of the traffic was in paid ads. 1 music video record holder for the first 24-hours, eclipsing boy group superstars BTS.
The raised legal stakes arrived as Peloton is on the eve of an initial public offerings of its stock.
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Instead, organic plays will be the new yardstick of success. YOUTUBE CHANGES MEASUREMENTS: Paid advertising views on YouTube music videos will no longer be counted in the service’s 24-hour tallies.
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His death from esophageal cancer at age 70 this week struck those who knew him particularly hard. Money was currently starring in a reality TV show for AXS, Real Money. One of the most beloved stars of all-time, Money was known as unfiltered but always eager to help, particularly with young stars, and asked nothing in return. EDDIE MONEY PASSES: Talk to anyone in the business, and you’ll walk away with an Eddie Money story, typically about his kindness and honesty.
First-week guests included Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres. KELLY ON THE TELLY: Grammy winning songstress Kelly Clarkson began a new daytime TV talk show this week. Clarkson will also lean on her “American Idol” roots later this month, bringing in judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson, original host Ryan Seacrest (but not Brian Dunkleman) and season one runner-up Justin Guarini.
Publishers claim Peloton has used a total of more than 2,200 unauthorized tunes in the video fitness classes it broadcasts to its bike owners. Songs by The Who, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake are among those alleged to have been streamed.
 
SHE WON’T BACK DOWN:  Tom Petty’s Ex-Wife Buys His Childhood Home: The Gainesville, Florida Sun says Tom Petty’s ex-wife recently bought his childhood home.
She edged out a fan who also wanted the three-bedroom, two-bath home. The Pettys had two daughters together. Petty died in 2017 at age 66. The 1,300-square-foot house sold for $175,000 on July 31 to Benyo Petty.
The change comes because companies were gaming the system in order to win bragging rights. Buying ads touting the new music videos boosted totals, allowing companies to inflate claims on how many people watched the videos in the first 24-hours, thereby creating the illusion of momentum.

Andrew Unrau – Bring The Beat Back lyrics

Verse 1

Hey the moons out girl, you wanna go for a spin
That moon’s shinning like a glow stick right above your head
Making you look like an angel standing there

Chorus

Baby bring the beat back come on lay the seat back
Chillin and killin it as we ride
Come on baby lets rock n roll singing along with every song we know
Chillin with that Eddie Money oh honey
You got me shaking now, two tickets to paradise, i think I’m in love so, just take me home tonight

Verse 2

Hey baby what you want to do we can go cruising to the riverside
Or take this party down town
Hey girl you know its up to you, you got my heart beat,
Beating to the rhythm of you

Chorus x1

Bridge

Well I never want, never want this night to end, and if you feel it like I do then lets roll

Chorus x1