There may be fewer planes flying post-pandemic, but not just due to airlines going out of business. Although the shortage of pilots was already expected to happen in the 2020s due to the mandatory retirement age of 65, pilots have been retiring earlier than scheduled thanks to airline companies offering early retirement plans in an attempt to avoid labour costs. As a result, this has discouraged would-be pilots from pursuing the career, exacerbating the shortage crisis even more. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here