Petition to Dato Frieda, Dr Rizal, Prefects' Board 2017/18, Student Council of Cempaka Damansara, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia
The Continuation Of Streaming Classrooms At Cempaka
I am a student who is currently studying in Cempaka Damansara International School, and I believe the abolishment of streaming will have more negative than positive impacts on the entire student body. For one, non-streaming prevents the students that grasp concepts easier and quicker than others from reaching their full potential. Furthermore, the students that may require more help will find it harder to learn in an environment where the pace of learning is subject to the average learning speed of the entire class. Streaming also prepares students for the outside world, where they get applied for various universities and jobs based on the outcome of their grades and other extra-curricular activities. It is easier to start from a younger age and expose children and teenagers to the pressure they are expected to face after they graduate rather than expect them to handle the stress the second they step out of the school and into the competitive battlefield. There are many other reasons why I support the continuation of streaming and I will be more than happy to answer any concerns on this petitions. Thank you for taking the time to read and sympathise with my opinions.
Petition to Official Charts, Chris Austin
Stop streaming data count in the main charts.
Since 2014, the Official Charts company has chosen to include streaming data from services like Spotify & Deezer in their chart rankings along with actual sales. While the system has some advantages in theory, in practice it is a complete shambles. It has created artificial monopolies for songs whose sales aren't very strong and are only boosted by this streaming. It would be like if when vinyls were popular, that trading them with your friends counted towards chart ranking. It is ridiculous, and has led to such underserved feats as Drake's One Dance topping the chart for as long as Bohemian Rhapsody despite not even being in the top ten in actual sales. It is utter nonsense that streaming counts in the official charts. We need to stop this now. #StopStreamingSpoilingOurCharts
Petition to Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Nigel Adams, Matt Hancock, Nick Clegg MP, Michael Dugher MP, Julie Ward MEP, Helen Hayes MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Deidre Brock MP, Pete Wishart MP, Kevin Brennan MP, John Whittingdale MP, David Warburton MP, Dr Rupa Huq MP, Tim Razzall MP
MPS can: Save Our Songs - SOS! "10p a Play" on streaming music
If we care about music then we need to pay for it. Whilst it is legal to listen for free, people will listen for free! Look at these 3 facts: Artists royalties from streaming are pitiful (£0.006 per play) The music industry is shrinking Spotify doesn't make a profit THIS IS UNSUSTAINABLE 3 steps to save music: Make free streaming illegal (such as Spotify's free service) Police and shut down illegal pirate sites Introduce a 10p a play law on all streaming (come on kids - you can pay 10p) How would 10p a play work Each streaming service requires a "pay as you go" account (including youtube music videos) - (this would replace subscription based streaming) If you listen to a song 10 times on a platform - you own it - £1 for a song you clearly love! Make the British Music Industry great again! Imagine a world without music! - Artists like myself cannot survive like this. Kevin Kadish - "For a song like ‘All About That Bass,’ that I wrote, which had 178 million streams,” Kadish began, without specifying any streaming services. “I mean $5,679? That’s my share. That’s as big a song as a songwriter can have in their career and number one in 78 countries." - “But you’re making $5,600. How do you feed your family?” La Roux - “Spotify, thanks for the £100 for this quarter just gone, one more month and I might be able to afford your premium service,” La Roux tweeted. “Lucky me!” Songwriters are a dying breed: the number of actively-working songwriters in Nashville has plunged 80 percent since 2000. And that doesn’t even count the supporting cast of studio technicians, licensing administrators, producers, and session musicians that once earned solid salaries. One band posted their royalty statement online: Over 1 MILLION plays = less than $5k - that's not enough to support ONE band member for 3 months let alone 5 members for a year. 10p a play would = £100,000 (less 2.5p for platform and 2.5p for label) = $50k - not a fortune for the band; but a step in the right direction without asking too much from music listeners. A little story in how the world currently operates: A musician takes his bike to a repair shop, he's in there for 20 mins; during which time he can hear his album is being streamed from a laptop. At the end of the 20 mins the musician is asked to pay £40 for the bike repair; the musician asks the mechanic - "do you like this album?"; the mechanic says "I love it! I'm listening to it for free on Spotify!"; the musician says "well, this is my album - how's about knocking 40p off my bill?"; the mechanic says "on yer bike mate!"