Indeed, it turns out that the Dead were business pioneers. Rolling Stone recently published an article titled “Rock’s New Economy: Making Money When CDs Don’t Sell.” Downloads are steadily undermining record sales — but today’s rock bands, the magazine reports, are finding other sources of income. Even if record sales are modest, bands can convert airplay and YouTube views into financial success indirectly, making money through “publishing, touring, merchandising and licensing.”
BBC pips: six short tones used to mark the end of the hour were broadcast for the first time from the Royal Greenwich Observatory (1924)
noun [C usually plural] MAINLY UK
a short high sound, especially one of a series:
She turned on the radio and heard the five o'clock pips.
pip (BEAT) Show phonetics
verb [T] -pp- UK INFORMAL
to beat someone either by a very small amount or right at the end of a competition:
I got through to the final interview, but I was pipped at the post (= in the final stage) by a candidate with better qualifications.go (BE EXPRESSED) Show phonetics
verb [I not continuous] went, gone
to be expressed, sung or played:
I can never remember how that song goes.
"Doesn't it go something like this?" said Joan, and played the first couple of bars on her guitar.
[+ (that)] The story goes (= People say) (that) he was sacked after he was caught stealing company property.
A headless ghost walks the castle at night - or so the story goes (= so people say).
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Cool | 28.02.2008 | 05:30
French Pop Goes English
It's not often that French musicians make it over the linguistic divide, but many now sing in English -- and with great success.
Despite being pipped at the post at this year's Grammy Awards, the Parisian electro group "Justice" won just by getting a nomination.
French artists struggle making music in English because of the French quota system that boosts airplay for songs in their mother-tongue. But a new generation of French groups are defying these quotas and are embracing English as the language of rock and pop.Reporter: John Laurenson
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airtimetime during a radio or television broadcast : time when something is on the air.
(the amount of) broadcasting time that someone or something, such as a piece of recorded music, has on the radio:
Unless a song gets lots of airplay, it won't sell in the shops.