For many hospital patients, the last thing they want to worry about is the hefty parking fees they have to pay – and it turns out the costs are actually eating into their financial well-being, particularly for those with cancer who have to make frequent hospital visits. Research has found that cities with higher costs of living and better public transportation tend to have less free parking, thus adding to the financial burden of cancer patients. This has led to a wave of anger among patients in countries such as the UK, Australia and Canada, where the majority of care is free but parking fees are still a major concern. 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