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Vampire Weekend is the hardest working band on the planet, traveled more than any other band in 2k10


I just saw this infographic chart that lists the bands that had the most tour dates, AND the bands that traveled the farthest aggregate distance according 2 Songkick in 2010. It seems like we can call Vampire Weekend 'the hardest working band' not online in indie, but also in 'the world.' They traveled ~150,000 miles in 2010, touring the world, exposing their album "Contra" 2 alts and mainstreamers everywhere.

Here is the list of the mainly relevant/interesting indie bands

  1. Vampire Weekend 150k miles
  2. Caribou 139k miles
  3. 30 Seconds to Mars 124k miles
  4. Surfer Blood 111k miles
  5. Lady Gaga 89k miles
  6. Beach House 89k miles

R u proud of Vampire Weekend for taking their brand 'global'?
Do u think their family missed them in the USA?
Do u think Vampire Weekend will have a concert on the moon next year just to keep the title of 'The Hardest Working Band in Show Business'?
Does Vampy Weeks deserve a break?
Does Beach House need to 'step it up' and tour more if they want to 'sell mad albums'?
Do a lot of these bands 'cheat' by performing in the Far East/South America?
Will Jared Leto build a rocket ship and literally travel to Mars just to become the 'hardest working man in Rock N Roll'?
R u proud of Vampy Weeks?
Was Vampy Weeks 'enslaved' to a global tour just to pay Kirsten Kennis? (h8 her, yall)

Important Infographics that illustrate the state of the Music Industry

album sales music graph
It seems like the internet is on the search for the perfect infographic that depicts the state of our current music industry, and what it used 2 look like so that we can predict what it will look like in the future. They can't just write "Totally Effed. Digital Singles on iTunes" on a .jpg because that is not interesting. Above is some infographic that says ppl don't buy vinyl, cassette, and CDs any more.

Do u think INFOGRAPHICS will help us 2 solve the problems of 2morrow/2day?

The music industry 'still makes the majority of their money' from full length albums.

This infographic demonstrates the sharp decline in ppl 'buying real albums'. (Confused)

Here are some trends in 'how the industry is making money' via random crap like ringtones, subscriptions, and streaming radio.

Downloaded albums & singles have grown nicely, but we’ve already established that is not nearly enough to offset the loss of the physical equivalents.

Mobile, which includes “Master Ringtunes, Ringbacks, Music Videos, Full Length Downloads, and Other Mobile”, hit its peak in 2007 and has actually been in decline the past 2 years. Looks like the death of the ringtone - and possibly the birth of the iPhone?

Subscriptions – presumably Rhapsody, Zune Pass, and the like — have also drifted downward the past 2 years.

Here is a graph that says 'digital singles are s0 hot right now.'

I feel like after looking at these infographics for the past 5 minutes, I feel like I finally 'get' the state of the Music Industry, like I went to a specialized college that gave me a 'Music Business Degree.' Maybe I'll come up with a new webservice that 'saves' the industry, delivers revenue to the artists, and helps users to discover new buzzbands based on their listening history.

Do yall <3 infographics?
Can we save the music industry now that we have these sweet infographics?
Is the music industry 'effed'?
R u tired of reading abt how 'effed' the music industry is?
Did u learn anything interesting from these infographics?
Do yall believe that there are only 'lies, damn lies, statistics, and 'infographics'?

INFOGRAPHIC: Album Sales are going down the shitter


Did yall know that 'the music industry' is 'going down the shitter'? Ya. Obvi. It doesn't really matter 2 me because most of the bands I listen 2 are just lofi buzzbands that know their shit is gonna get leaked or else they won't have any fans/buzz. Anyways, here is some graph that shows album sales from 1973-2010. "What an alarming trend!" [via graphical analysis]

Sorta wish I coulda been a buzzband from 1993-2000. Even if we were a 'one hit wonder', we probably still woulda made more bank than we would have made now. Would yall rather be a 'crappy alt rock band who had a hit that sold 3 million albums' or a modern buzzband getting 'tons of buzz'?

Good news though, yall. Here is a graph of 'singles' sales. As yall can see, the 'digital single' is selling 'like hot cakes.'

"Vinyl is totally back, yall!" -some indie cool dad

I guess it's a good thing that we can buy mp3s 'a la carte' instead of having to go 2 Blockbuster Music/Sam Goody/Suncoast 2 purchase an $18.99 CD full of crappy songs.

Have digital singles 'ruined' the music industry?
R u sad abt 'the death of the album' or is it a good thing 4 consumers?
R u sad that the music industry is 'dying'?
Would yall rather be a modern indie buzzband or get a standard 9-5 job?
Do consumers on the internet have more power than evr b4?
Do yall miss the 1990s?
Do yall h8 product placement/co-branding as the final attempt 2 'monetize' music?
Do u think tweens with iTunes gift cards 'fuel' the music industry?

INFOGRAPHIC: How many hits do ur favourite music blogs + streaming services get?

If you’re red-green color blind then this is going to hurt. Based on estimated traffic data from Compete, this visualization depicts web-based music consumption in the U.S. in 2010. Included are websites where music is streamed and/or downloaded. Due to accurate sample rate availability (and in the interest of sanity) websites with less than 100,000 monthly visits are omitted. The map is to scale. Larger map areas represent higher website traffic. Green indicates positive growth in 2010. Red indicates negative growth in 2010.

I just looked at this infographic that attempted to demonstrate how many hits some of the most popular music sites on the internet get. It makes me kinda sad that there there aren't very many music blogs on this infographic, maybe demonstrating how music listeners would rather 'discover music' based on an algorithm.

Anyways, what do u think of this infographic?
What music streaming service do u use?
Is Rhapsody 'alt'? eMusic? Should I get a new Napster account?
Is Soundcloud 'legit' or do they just allow illegal streams on their site?
Do u think all of these 'successful' sites will eventually just get purchased by iTunes and exist outside of the browser?

Also here is an 'infographic' that represents how many more hits youtube gets for streaming music purposes than every other service on the internet. Also 'pandora' is way more popular than a lot of these sites.

Then they talked abt how popular Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork Media, and the Pirate Bay are.

Bonus tracks: Right now The Pirate Bay gets as much traffic as MTV.com. Based on its current trajectory Pandora will soon surpass The New York Times. The most popular music magazine online is Rolling Stone—2.2M visits in December 2010. The most popular music blog is Pitchfork—1.4M visits in December 2010—like two Hype Machines. NPR is in the same ballpark as Last.fm.

What can Pitchfork do to 'get more hits' than Rolling Stone, or will it lose its 'indie cred' [via 'going mainstream']?
Should all music just be free?
Has Hype Machine 'gone down the shitter'? [via too many crappy remixes + blogs]
Has NPR 'taken over' the indie music marketplace?

So many hits... So many users searching 4 an authentic streaming experience.

Would u rather start a 'music blog' or a 'streaming music discovery service'?
Are all of these websites 'stealing money from artists' or do they legitimately help artists reach wider audiences?
Do u hope every music site on the internet 'goes under'?
Who is going to 'win' when more Walmart-core people start streaming music instead of buying it at Walmart?
Are there enough hits on the internet for every1?
Do yall use spotify, pandora or last fm?
R u sad that iTunes purchases Lala?
What streaming app do u use on ur iPhone / android / blackberry?
Do u just stream videos on youtubes?
Do u just illegally download rapidshare + mediafire + megaupload indie leaks?
What music website will 'win the internet'?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much do indie bands get paid per live gig?


From what I have heard, 'touring' is the only way for a band to make money because no1 buys albums any more, and when they do, retailers basically take all of the money. U have to 'tour hard' and hope u sell a lot of t-shirts so that ur band makes money. It seems like some website made an INFOGRAPHIC abt how much money acts make per gig. Feel 'jealous' of most of these acts, because they are making so much money.

Here is the mainstream version of the 'graphic', which tells us boring stuff.

White people honky bands make mad bank
-Tween sensations make more than u will make over the next 3-5 years per night
-Hootie bro from Hooting at the Blowfish still makes mad bank
-People will still pay to see rock n roll bans that dress up as clowns
-U should start a Christian band

Anyways, that is boring. H8 white people music. Coulda at least thrown some rappers in there (besides Darius Rucker).

So I decided to make an INFOGRAPHIC that illustrates how which indie artists makes the most buzz dollars per gig. Not sure if this is based on any sort of real fact / analytic, but it seems 'kewl.' If I had to guess, 'buzz dollars' are some sort of unit that measures the amount of tweets, blog buzz, and high resolution photos that are generated at your shows, along with attendance numbers + t-shirt sales.

Seems like some bands make 'tons of buzz bucks'. What bands were omitted, and how many buzz bucks do yall think they make? Does Phoenix make more buzzbucks than any1 in the world?

Do yall think this buzz chart makes sense?
Do indie bands even make money?
Does it suck 2 be a modern indie band?
Do bands deserve to make money?
Should bands make more money off album sales?
Would yall rather be a mainstream band or an indie band who is trying to earn 'buzz bucks'?
Do yall know much a top tier indie band makes per show?
Is it a 'solid' figure, or 'depressing'?
R u sad that J Bieb makes more money in a year than u might make in ur lifetime?
Would u rather be a billionaire in 'real money' or with 'buzz dollars'?

GRAPHIC INFOGRAPHIC: Which nation has the biggest average peen size in the world?


Do yall ever stand in the mirror and look at how big your private parts are? You'll start to feel insecure, proud, or ashamed, then you'll take a step back and have a more global perspective... You'll begin to wonder, "Who has the biggest peens in the world?" It's so weird how different groups of people have evolved to have different skin colors, hair types, and some people can even get diabetes rlly easily.

But I guess the ultimate question is, "Which group of people have the biggest peens?" Many people think that Africa-based humans are 'hung', but other European countries are hella macho, so they probably have big peens too.

Sorta wonder if penis size has altered / determined the course of global civilization.

Who has the biggest penis size in the world?

Complete list + average penis size

1. Denmark – 7.59
2. Italy – 7.44
3. Sweden – 7.44
4. Australia – 7.41
5. Netherlands – 7.41
6. Belgium – 7.39
7. England – 7.38
8. Switzerland – 7.37
9. USA – 7.37
10. Greece – 7.37
11. Dominican Republic – 7.36
12. France – 7.36
13. New Zealand – 7.35
14. Ireland – 7.33
15. Panama – 7.32
16. Spain – 7.31
17. Canada – 7.3
18. Cuba – 7.28
19. Israel – 7.27
20. Portugal – 7.26
21. Brazil – 7.25
22. Egypt – 7.22
23. South Africa – 7.21
24. Germany – 7.21
25. Argentina – 7.21
26. Chile – 7.19
27. Colombia – 7.19
28. Russia – 7.17
29. Costa Rica – 7.14
30. Venezuela – 7.11
31. South Korea – 6.98
32. Peru – 6.95
33. Mexico – 6.89
34. China – 6.86
35. Thailand – 6.82
36. India – 6.74
37. Taiwan – 6.56
38. Indonesia – 6.54
39. Philippines – 6.14
40. Malaysia – 6.08

Not sure if this data is accurate, but makes sense maybe. Think it was 'sourced' from a gay blog's reader poll, so it probably carries no weight since people in Africa don't have computers, aren't gay, and don't read blogs abt gay lifestyle.  This poll claims 'white blooded' people have huge peens, and 'brown people' / AZNs have small peens. Might move to Scandanavia and try to get some 'hung' bros, and check out how big their penises are. Just hold them in my hand, feel insecure.

How big is ur peen?
What's ur nationality?
What type of human do u think has the smallest penis?
Do u think penis size matters when determining ur personal brand?

INFOGRAPHIC: Only Poor People Need “God” 2 distract them from having crappy lives


I have been trying 2 find faith in my life, connecting with some version of a white or brown God, but I've been having trouble because I am 'upper-middle class.' Some scientist/sociologist/anthropologist just made this 'infographic' that demonstrates how poor people 'love God.' Rich countries are kinda into God, but they don't really need it as much because they are busy spending money on 'material things.'

Why do yall think that poor people / poor countries need 'God'?
Do u have a God bro in ur life?
Do only poor Americans 'need God'?
Do 'religion' and 'capitalism' go 'hand in hand'?

Here is the infographic:

What did u learn from this?

  • The 'brown' parts of the world believe in a 'brown' God
  • South Americans + AZNs chill with some sort  of Religious system
  • American Christians h8 being Catholic, but <3 their white God
  • Great Britain also likes to ride the protestant wave
  • Japan believes in some God even though they are ric
  • U should move 2 Scandinavia / a kewl European country if u want to be rich but not believe in God

R u Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, or 'other'?
Which country has the zaniest God in the World?
Do u wish this infographic was just a huge bubble that represented the world adopting a new wave Christian religion that helped us to 'get rich quick'?
R u happy u live in a rich country?
Would u rather be rich or have 'mad faith'?
Is religion and important part of ur daily life?
Do u wish 'harvesting buzzbands' was a religion?
Should P4k convert 2 become an indie deity?
Why do poor people need God so much?
Do white American poor ppl <3 God [via Walmart]?
Should we go into Third World countries and try to make them 'Christian' [via modern crusades]?
If we give them high paying jobs in factories, will they be willing to abandon 'God'/adopt a new version of God that tells them to make more iPods/sneakers?

Pie Chart Meme Graphic: How artists, record labels, & retailers split album sales


Have always wanted to start a buzzband, but didn't really know if it was 'worth it' cuz of the state of the modern music industry. Feel like there is some sort of 'effed up' system where bands don't even get paid, and even if u go mainstream, tons of entities are 'stealing ur money' cuz they market + distribute ur music. Mad bummed. Thought being a rock star would get u mad rich, but feel like this chart illustrates that bands 'don't make that much money.'

Feel like if I had a band, I wouldn't have a manager, bass player, or lead guitarist. I would avoid signing to a record label, and would try really hard not to use a distributor. Might outsource an 'album sales website' to a web design firm in India. Just gotta maintain all my profits, avoiding 'legal counsel' and even a 'producer.' So weird that bands have to spend money on all of this stuff.

'Solo project' without any sort of band / marketing infrastructure seems ideal. Wonder if chillwave/lofi/being Radiohead is the best possible band business model, since you can minimize 'bullshit costs' and really focus on exploiting your tribe.

Really just want to keep all of the profits, knowing that my art belongs to me, and no1 can use it without my consent.
H8 how the music industry is so effed up, and it doesn't even allow us to make art any more. Even Larry Gaga is a 'slave' to the horizontally integrated corporate structure.

Do artist 'make money' from album sales?
What type of band would yall be in?
What staff would u have if you had a band?
What are some good ways to 'cut corners' and save ur band budget?
Will I make more money in my life if I have a mediocre 9-5 job for 35 yea, or if I have a buzzband that has 2 albums that sell moderately well?
Does this mean I'm never going to be a rock star / blog star?
Is the music industry 'swirling down the shitter'?
Do musicians deserve Health Insurance?
Do record labels 'steal' tons of money from artists, or are bands 'worthless' without relevant record labels?
Do musicians/bands waste tons of money on goods and services that they don't need?

Snarky JPG Meme emerges ‘making fun of’ the ‘hipster fashion cycle’


It seems like some1 designed this picture to create a 'snarky take' on the hipster fashion cycle. The JPG photo, possibly designed in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator seems to try to 'analyze trends.' Assuming that 'hipsters' are on the cutting edge of culture, this photographic tries to 'give in depth analysis' on how 'effing hipsters' try so hard 2 be individuals, but don't realize that they are 'just part of a fickle cycle.'

Really opened my eyes, and made me feel like I wasn't unique [via Fight Club/Tyler Durden/Brad Pitt].

Do yall think this meme is 'insightful', 'duh', or 'just plain wrong'?
Are there any problems
Do yall feel like every phase of the fashion/trend cycle is sorta ironic/post-trendy?

So many mainstreamers trying to go viral with 'hipster memes.'

Do yall think this cycle applies to every hipster fashion/trend?
(Yes/No) Mom Jeans
(Yes/No) Shuttershades
(Yes/No) Fixed Gear Bicycles
(Yes/No) Twitter
(Yes/No) Facebook
(Yes/No) Skinny Jeans
(Yes/No) Vintage thriftwave shopping
(Yes/No) being Richie Tenenbaum for halloween
(Yes/No) being Margot Tenenbaum for Halloween
(Yes/No) Record Hats
(Yes/No) The XX
(Yes/No) chillwave
(Yes/No) Animal Collectives
(Yes/No) masturbating
(Yes/No) Child Predator glasses
(Yes/No) Palestinian Scarves
(Yes/No) Fedoras
(Yes/No) Duvets
(Yes/No) working at a coffee shop
(Yes/No) working at a starbucks
(Yes/No) going vegan
(Yes/No) going to Six Flags
(Yes/No) wearing khakis
(Yes/No) drinking soy milk
(Yes/No) memeing on the internet

Just trying to 'break down' this meme, and see if it is 'truly insightful' or if

Do yall think this infographic is 'correct'?
Do yall adopt trends or do u transcend them?
Do u h8 'effing hipsters'?
Do all alternative trends turn mainstream, and all conservative mainstream trends turn alt?

Meme Analysis: Sillie Flyer Makes fun of Music Festival Lineups & Branding


Some bro / designer made a parody flyer of a music festival, trying to 'make snarky commentary' abt how all music festivals are 'basically the same', and the same types of bands perform at different music festivals. Also feel like this is trying to provide commentary on the commercialization of indie bands, the mainstreamifcation of buzzbands, jam bands, white people who pretend to enjoy rap, weed culture, rave culture, drugs at music festivals, and other music festival cliches.

Do you think that festival flyers are just inauthentic marketing gimmicks?
Do all festivals basically book the same lineup just to appeal to mainstreamers?
Do u like to pay for bands in the bulk [via festivals] or pay for them a la carte [via solo shows]?

The meme post went on to 'brand' this event, providing commentary on the state of the modern music festival and the 'hypocritical consumers' who pay $200-500 for 3 day event passes. Seems like they are 'making fun' of under-prepared druggies who attend festivals.

Are these memes 'funny' and 'true', or are they entry-level analysis of music festivals?
Does what happens at Coachella stay at Coachella?

Are all music festivals the same because they book the same artists?
Are music festivals too crowded?
Are mainstream bands ruining music festivals?
Are buzzbands that sound like poop live ruining music festivals?
Are people attending music festivals ruining music festivals?
What is the best music festival in the world?
Do u know how I can get a job booking music festival lineups & designing the ultimate flyer?

Meme Diagram: The Evolution from Hipster to Hippie


Some blogger in San Fransisco made a 'visually delightful' image / meme about how certain bros evolve from hipster to hippie. I am not sure if I really 'endorse' this meme, since it seems pretty simple, but I figured I should 'get in on the traffic' it is probably going to generate some 'hipster bashing' hits as mainstreamers 'share' this image, and 'lol' about bros who they know who grew scruffy beards to try to be post-hipster personal brands.

I went to the website that was linked, and it seemed like some person who was trying to 'find social meaning' but it was difficult cuz 'so many ppl were so hollow' or something.

R u a 'hipster' or a 'hippie'?
Do u like people who 'share hipster links'?
Do u like to 'laugh at effing hipsters'?
Is there anything to laugh at in this meme, like some sort of whimsical truth that we can acknowledge and laugh about?
Is this a high level design meme, or some low level Adobe Illustrator vector graphics?
Could there have been more numbers / statistics involved to make this an official infographic?
Do bros in San Francisco 'get all confused' about what their brand is about?
Do all 'hipsters' devolve to 'hippies' or are they just 'the rich kids who don't have to get real jobs'?
Does n e 1 who generates 'hipster commentary' memes deserve an automatic book deal?

How can bands exploit their fan bases? How to categorize a band’s target consumer groups.


Some blog that probably tries to sound 'all innovative' about music and the internet came up with this infographic. It seems like it is trying to compartmentalize types of fans, and how bands can exploit them to make money.

There are four tiers of fans:
True Fans: bros who are way into a band and will buy something stupid
General Public: Random ass people who have no identity, and just want to buy what other people are buying
Local Concert Goers: People who don't realize that the internet is the ultimate buzzband incubator, so they accidentally get way too into 'local music'/the live concert experience, and blow money when they pass by merch tables
Friends and Family: The sad people who are guilted into going to shows / supporting a band, even when a band sucks/doesn't deserve to make more money. Your friends and family who are afraid to tell you that your band sucks + probably won't ever attract a larger crowd.

What band do u like?
What type of fan are u for that band?
Does Animal Collective have the highest density of 'true fans' in the history of music?

Based on the graph, I have come up with the following broad assumptions about music fans / buyers of music

  • True fans are super annoying, but u can make a shitload of money off of them if you make them feel special
  • ur band is pointless if you can only sell ur CDs to friends and family
  • local bands are worthless to the 'general public'
  • The general public doesn't really identify with a band's music, but are sort of just shopping for something that makes them appear to be 'more cultured.'
  • Blogs that try to direct 'the general public' towards good music are for entry levelers
  • The goal of life is to exist on a level that transcends this chart, where you illegally download albums + get into shows for free + eventually become bros with the bands
  • Bands that make the most money exploit the 'General Public'
  • Bands can make more money than they deserve by exploiting local concert goers who buy merch

Which band do u feel the most spiritally / emotionally / financially connected to?
Have you ever been guilted into going to your friend's band's show every weekend for a 1 year span?
Do you h8 the mainstream general public who just aimlessly fill up their iPod with iTunes recommendations?
Are blogs for super fans, the general public, or macro-micro-local audiences?
What is a good way for a band 2 make a shit load of money?
Do u feel sad for bros who are 'way into local music' and don't realize that the buzzcentric internet is the optimal format for consuming new artists?
Do you think it is more valuable to have a core group of super fans, or just to create a poppy, accessible album that you can trick the general public /Middle America into buying?
Is Nickelback / the Beatles / Radiohead / U2 the best band of all time because the general public = super fans?
Is life just about accumulating a tribe of followers who will pay you to release kewl / interesting / functional products?
Should music be free?

Map of America that illustrates density of Apple Users / tech gadget ass holes


Some map was created that shows the density of Apple users in America. It seems like people in real cities use Apple products. People who live in rural America are stuck on PCs / Dell Desktops / Cheap Hewlett Packards / Sony Vaios / other crappy Windows based computers. They probably don't have many computers in the green parts of the map, like the 'third world' areas of the United States. Feel bad that not every1 can enjoy the functionality of Apple products, but they probably don't even have good educations / a real job where a computer would be useful 2 them. They probably just need to count beans in these parts of the country, and don't

Wonder if you can make other assumptions based on this map of Apple users. Like 'all of these people read blogs' or 'all of these people are ass holes.' Maybe 'all of these people have fake jobs in the design + web development industry.' or we can assume that this map also represents the density of 'ass holes who use twitter.' Do yall know how to interpret maps + statistics?

Do u live in one of these relevant Apple using communities, or are you stuck in suburbia? Are you stuck in suburbia, but do u have parents who paid for you to 'be different from the rest' by buying u an iPod touch?

1. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA: With Silicon Valley and Apple headquarters located squarely within the market’s boundaries, it’s no surprise that the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA ranks number one in the nation for owning or using one of the core Apple products. Residents here are 49% more likely than the average American to own or use an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer.
2. Boston, MA: Almost one-in-three adults in the Boston DMA (31.3%) own or use an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer making area residents 45% more likely than average to be Mac maniacs. And with 11 Apple stores located within the Boston DMA, residents never have to go far for their Apple fix.
3. San Diego, CA: San Diego-area residents are 42% more likely than the average American to be toting around an iPod, chatting on an iPhone or computing on a Mac. In fact, 31.8% of the San Diego DMA’s 2.2 million adults are admitted Mac users.
4. New York, NY: Anyone can tell you that iPhones are about as common in New York City as taxis, which supports the fact that there are roughly 4.9 million Mac-users in the New York DMA. Of the almost 16 million adults in the area, 30.4% use either an iPod, iPhone or Mac computer.
5. Washington, D.C.: Residents of our nation’s capitol can agree on at least one thing: their love for Apple. D.C.-area residents are 39% more likely than average to be found listening to an iPod, chatting on an iPhone or tapping away on a Mac computer.
6. Chicago, IL: The Chicago-area’s eight Apple stores should keep plenty busy serving the DMA’s 2.1 million adults who currently use one of the three core Apple products. An estimated 29.4% of adults in the Chicago DMA use iPods, iPhones or Mac computers, making them 36% more likely than average Americans to be Apple consumers.
7. Denver, CO: An estimated 863,000 adults of the Denver DMA’s 3 million adult residents (29.1%) are Apple users, making Mile High City and surrounding area residents 35% more likely than average to use Apple’s iPods, iPhones and computers.
8. Monterey-Salinas, CA: This upscale, coastal DMA located immediately south of the San Francisco DMA is home to barely a half million adults and only one (busy) Apple store. An estimated 151,000 adults in the area (28.1%) own or use iPods, iPhones and/or Mac computers. In fact, Monterey-Salinas residents rank 30% above average for being Apple users.
9. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA: Aside from breathtaking views and sun-drenched beaches, the Santa Barbara DMA is home to 141,000 Apple users, 27.9% of area adults. Residents can take their pick of two Apple stores—one in Santa Barbara and another in San Luis Obispo—to fill all their Apple needs.
10. Las Vegas, NV: Sin City-area residents are also 29% more likely than average to be users of Apple products. Approximately 408,000 of the DMA’s 1.5 million adults (27.9%) use either an iPod, iPhone or Mac, or all three.

Should Apple start opening Apple Stores in rural America to get ppl to buy their products?
Do u feel ashamed of your city for not being on this list?
Are apple products perfectly designed products that God created thru the prophet Steve Jobs?
Do people in rural America not understand how technology is useful?
Is San Diego 'more alt' than NYC for beating them on this list?
Do u think one day the entire country will only use Apple products?
Should I buy an iPhone or get an iPad with a skype app?
Do u live in a relevant Apple city, or a rural PC shit hole?

Flowchart Meme: How 2 Select the Right Font for Your Project / Life / Brand


Just saw this flow chart meme that helps designers select a font based on a set of criteria. I think this meme might be a 'hit' in the design world, but it also might be 'completely wrong', constructed by some1 who 'doesn't know a damn thing about design/typography.'

What's ur favourite font?
Do all roads lead to Helvetica?

SO YOU NEED A TYPEFACE is a project by Julian Hansen. It's an alternative way on how to choose fonts (or just be inspired) for a specific project, not just by browsing through the pages of FontBook. The list is (very loosely) based on the Top 50 of the Top100 Best Schrieften by Font Shop.

What is the most authentic font?
Is Univers more authentic than Helvetica?
Is Arial the 'Microsoft' of fonts?
Do u h8 Times New Roman?
Is Futura the 'next big alt font'?
Should I get a Comic Sans tattoo on my face?
What criteria do u use to select a font?
Do fonts 'make or break' brands / projects / businesses?
Do u feel 'sad' when people don't value the visual representation of their brand [via font selection]?
Is this flow chart 'useful' or is it 'just another worthless internet meme'?

How many mp3s / albums / streams must an artist sell to make minimum wage?


I just saw this 'really sweet infographic' about how much artists must sell in order to make minimum wage in the United States. From what I understand, there are tons of ways for artists to make money by selling their CDs, but they usually get 'ripped off' by iTunes, label contracts, and streaming services. Not sure if it is realistic to expect 2 make money in the modern world unless you are Coldplay.

Would u rather be in a minimum wage buzzband, or just work at McDonalds for a while?

Does this infographic 'open ur eyes'?
Does it seem lucrative to be in a buzzband, or should they just get 'real desk jobs'?
Are streaming services 'bullshit' scams that don't really pay artists?
Should the American education system be converted into Infographics so that information is graphically displayed in a beautiful way that seems compelling and interesting?
Should I start a blog with fake, yet plausible infographics?

Do u know how much modern buzz bands get paid when I download their mp3s for free off the internet?

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