Despite a significant drop in champagne production and sales when the pandemic started, the industry is starting to recover. In 2021, representatives from the champagne grape growers union and champagne houses agreed to raise the yield cap for champagne grapes to 10,000 kilos per hectare in anticipation of increased demand. As more countries open up and people start celebrating, we may see this yield cap grow, or at the very least, be maintained during 2022. 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