Why do we exert so much effort into acheiving our ideal lives? It’s because of entropy—the universe’s tendency for disorder. There is only one set of circumstances that would lead to your ideal life; the rest would be some form of disorder. Therefore, the chances of having an ideal life from the get-go are astronomically small. James Clear argues that you can fight back against entropy, with simply energy, patience, and effort to get your life into order. 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