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Month: February 2019

Musicians File Lawsuits Against UMG and Sony for the Rights to Their Recordings
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Musicians File Lawsuits Against UMG and Sony for the Rights to Their Recordings

When someone produces music, their goal is normally to share it with the world. But in some cases, musicians decide they don't like royalty arrangements they've made or who they're working with. This is the case with several prominent musicians from the 70s who have filed claims against UMG Recordings and Sony Music. Artists including John Waite, Joe Ely, David Johansen, John Lyon, and Paul Collins tried to give notices of termination to their publishers and record labels. Unfortunately, they were allegedly met with dismissals or invitations to renegotiate the deals they previously made. Many artists in the 70s gave away the rights to their music when their careers were just taking off. The Copyright Act of 1976 gave these artists a second chance by allowing them to terminate copyright g...
Volatile Organic Compounds And the Transportation Industry
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Volatile Organic Compounds And the Transportation Industry

Volatile organic compounds (VOC)s are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. VOCs can include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. According to a new market research report "VOC Sensors and Monitors Market by Device Type (Sensors and Monitors), Application (Industrial Process Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring, Air Purification and Monitoring, and Leak Detection), and Geography -- Global Forecast to 2023," the VOC sensors and monitors market is projected to increase from $140 billion in 2018 to $178 million by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% over the five-year period. The growth of this essential market can be attributed to a wide variety of factors, including increased enforcement of occupational health...
Could Millennials Be the New Face of the Cosmetic Procedure Industry?
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Could Millennials Be the New Face of the Cosmetic Procedure Industry?

As a culture, it could be argued that Americans are rather obsessed with youth. And when our good looks start to fade, it's not uncommon for some people to panic. We may vow to exercise regularly, follow a strict diet, or splurge on fancy skin care and wellness products all in an effort to stay taut and smooth. But if the damage is already done, there's only so much you can do. That may well be why preventative methods are now becoming much more popular. Women in their 20s and 30s are now using eye creams that were once reserved for an older crowd. And some of them are even turning to procedures at an earlier age. Although one in every six drivers on the road is over the age of 65, the drivers of the cosmetic procedure industry will likely be of a younger generation: millennials. It'...
5 Items In Your Closet You Definitely Don’t Need
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5 Items In Your Closet You Definitely Don’t Need

We all get a little attached to our belongings. In most cases, the stuff we own is either a gift from a loved one or something we spent money on. Getting rid of an item can feel like a betrayal, either to your own wallet or to your generous friend. However, when it comes to your wardrobe, owning too many clothes can be a huge hassle. An overstuffed wardrobe can make each morning a dragged-out disaster as you search for a top and bottom that fit well, coordinate well, and will keep you comfortable throughout the day. Luckily, purging a closet can be simple if you know where to start. If you've been avoiding the chore of closet re-organizing, read on. Here are five items of clothing you can donate or discard immediately without feeling guilty: 1. That Old Halloween or Party Costumes ...
4 Storm-Preparedness Steps Every Homeowner Should Take
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4 Storm-Preparedness Steps Every Homeowner Should Take

Storms are a part of life. Whether you live high in the mountains, by the beach, or out in the open plains, chances are, a low-pressure system or two will roll through your neighborhood and threaten the safety of your property. No matter where you live, storm preparedness is essential to keeping your family and your belongings safe. From securing household items down to making sure your septic tank is functioning properly (25% of U.S. use a septic system), there are dozens of things you need to consider prior to a storm striking your area. By taking the proper precautions, you can ensure that you don’t have to rebuild or replace parts of your home with each passing gale. Luckily, storm preparedness is fairly simple. It only takes a bit of planning and a few key steps to protect your ...
4 Flooring Trends That Are Gaining Popularity Across the United States
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4 Flooring Trends That Are Gaining Popularity Across the United States

The U.S. flooring industry reported growth of 3.2% in value and 3.85% in dollars from last year. Selecting the right type of flooring is an important step no matter what kind of structure you're designing. You need to consider durability, appearance, and various other aspects when picking out flooring -- especially when it comes to creating the right balance of style and function. Here are some of the predicted most popular flooring trends for 2019: True to nature -- Flooring options like bamboo are becoming incredibly popular for a variety of reasons. Not only is bamboo one of the most durable and strongest materials available, but has environmental benefits, as well. Another natural materials that look great as a flooring option are stone and wire-brushed wood. "High variety w...