What does a street name say about a city’s culture? Researchers have determined that analysing streets named after historical figures (honorific street names) may be a good indication of an area’s cultural views. For example, it can be inferred from honorific street names that Vienna fostered the arts, especially the old masters, with many of its present honorific street names being taken from writers and artists from the 19th century.
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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