“Here, cats can be our teachers, for they do not miss the lives they have not lived.” Among the plethora of thoughts you might pick up from John Gray’s “Feline Philosophy” is the fact that cats don’t worry about the future. Perhaps we would be happier adopting this philosophy as well; Gray emphasizes that the good life is not found in what might have been or what will be, but in the life we live in the present.
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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