Edouard Morena argues that climate philanthropists may be stifling the climate change battle because of the considerable power and influence their funding bestows on prominent NGOs. He says that smaller groups with alternative methods and views find challenging the dominant NGOs’ strategies difficult. He gives the European Climate Foundation as an example. Accepting and redirecting funds from several prominent climate philanthropists, the ECF has become an “unavoidable access point” for organizations that wish to be part of the discourse in Europe. 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