Rediscover Extremely Rare/Forgotten Music & Movies On Digital Format!
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Hmmmmm: YouTube
Not to sound like a hypocrite; but, we all should do our best to avoid making youtube our permanent choice for listening to music (this includes myself). Please not that it is only my opinion, and personal suggestion (not an order)! It occurred to me that after doing a lot of youtube videos myself, their are a lot of youtubers that are uploading full content, and we have no idea whether the artist is getting paid, or the youtuber is making money off an artists upload. It has been my observation that a significant amount of classics on youtube don't have ads on them. Which I think that it is a safe assumption that the music industry doesn't have a desire to track them. Which also means that the artists we are listening to on youtube is not being paid. There is just no way we can possibly tell if the youtuber is steeling money from the artist, or the song has been flagged by the music label on behalf of the artist.  Although 95% of the time I always use my streaming services as a way to enjoy my music, it is a good thing to keep in the back of our minds.

Not to sound like a hypocrite; but, we all should do our best to avoid making youtube our permanent source for listening to classic music (this includes myself). Please note that it is only my opinion, and a friendly suggestion (not a commandment)! It occurred to me that after doing a lot of youtube videos myself, there are a lot of youtubers that are uploading full content, and we have no idea whether the artist is getting paid, or the youtuber is making money off an artists intellectual property. It has been my observation that a significant amount of classics on youtube don't have ads on them. Which I think that it is a safe assumption that the music industry doesn't have a desire to track them. Which also means that the artists we remember and love are not being paid through youtube. There is just no way we can possibly tell if the youtuber is steeling money from the artist, or the song has been flagged by the music label on behalf of the artist. There are tons of free music streaming alternatives other than youtube (and they're also legal). Click here, and choose from many different streaming services. Although 95% of the time I always use my streaming services as a way to permanently enjoy my music, it is a good thing to keep what I've said in the back of our minds. However, sometimes those out of prints are only available on youtube; that's unfortunate. I will continue to use youtube links, when no other source is available. Youtube is not really designed as a "music service." There is only so much play lists you can create. It's not like youtube has any drag and drop features (at least not yet). It's just not an efficient way of managing large amounts of music.

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Bio: Andy Gibb
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Importance Of Sharing
One thing that has really puzzled me, we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy? In other words, there is less and less desire for people to actually search your music on that service, or just choose what's is pushed to you on said medium? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others; and yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it. Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why this is happening. Is it because folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are technically challenged? Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music, because the average young people know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with.

One thing that has really puzzled me; we as people of color have always been connected to our past (musically speaking). Yet, when you type in the word "classic music" on a Google search, we get results for "classical music." Although we can also type "Classic R&B," but the results are usually no older than 2000-2005. Why is this? I'm starting to wonder if the music streaming services has made us lazy to interact on web forums? Do people just accept whatever is pushed to them by their streaming provider? Or is it that we are totally clueless to the vast amount of classic music now available online? I find this interesting, and yet mind boggling. I would think that once people realize we have a search button, we'd be searching for every last song we remembered as a kid, no? The music industry's new business model to make money, is to actually share music with others. Artists get paid each time an artist is listened to, so it is a total benefit for friends and family to share music with each other. Either the artist get's paid by your paid membership with a streaming service, or a free streaming service pays for the artist via licensing fees. Yet, now that all kinds of sharing mechanisms have been made available to do so, we barely do it! Don't people realize how sharing can effect our music culture? Streaming services are now designed to work on twitter, facebook, and blogs (even youtube has even more sharing options). I am baffled as to why sharing classic music isn't shared enough. I would venture to think that there isn't enough seasoned folk using technology. Is it because seasoned folk still scared of doing something illegal? Is it because people are still technically challenged? People, please! This is your chance to share with your children a part of your history, music without vulgarity! Music plays such an important part in many peoples lives, I just don't get why we're not sharing more (especially when it comes to classics (the new stuff is everywhere)). Here is an opportunity for seasoned folks to save our classic music before it is lost forever! Because the average young people (your grandchildren, nephews, stepchildren, etc.) know absolutely nothing about the music we grew up with. Don't let our musical history die. Especially Black music history; because classic "Black Music Matters." Remember that your favorite classic artists (either living, or their estate) gets paid each time a fans listens to their music! - VintageNewscast.com

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Save Our Digital Classics!
Do you want to save a tun of money on music? Then please help to keep our classic music culture alive, by rating all your favorite music you listen to, regardless of whatever streaming service you chose to use (even your free services, including Pandora, TuneIn, and GrooveShark), or even if you're simply purchasing the song/album on iTunes. Also rate if you're listening to live radio using your PC, smart phone, tablet, or smart hub through your television. The popularity of a song determines whether or not your streaming service will renew, or not renew the license to said music. Music vendors also use the data you input to figure out similar music to purchase more for (based on audience trends and demographics). We have to understand that the internet has changed the game of the entertainment industry. It's no longer about "purchasing a copy," it's now about purchasing licenses, which also expire depending on the contract with each individual streaming service. So whenever possible, gave a thumbs up, or five star the songs you like! Same is true for Cable TV, Live TV shows, and "On Demand Video Downloads." Use the like button to your advantage, there is a reason why it's there! If the service does not renew, that music will eventually become lost in the digital world, never to be rediscovered again. If you are a serious music collector, you'd be more likely forced to pay higher price for an original album, because no one else would have it. Why? Because many (if not most) of the classics we here on any streaming service is likely to be out of print. Do not allow our oldies to fade away, do not allow REAL music to go away forever. Thank you!

Do you want to save a ton of money on your classic music? Then please help to keep our classic music culture alive, by rating all your favorite music you listen to. Regardless of whatever streaming service you choose to use, even you're using free streaming services, including Pandora, Yahoo, iHeart Radio, etc. You should also rate them even if you're purchasing a song from iTunes, or GooglePlay. Also rate if you're listening to live radio using your PC, smart phone, tablet, or Samsung's smart hub through your television. The popularity of a song determines whether or not your streaming service will renew, or not renew the license to said music. Music vendors also use the data you input to figure out similar music to purchase more licenses for (based on audience trends and demographics). We have to understand that the internet has changed the game of the entertainment industry. It's no longer about "purchasing a copy," it's now about purchasing licenses, which also expire depending on the contract with each individual streaming service. This is also one of the reasons why some streaming services have different/more music than others. Some services like Pandora, can only have X amount of music in their library to be considered "internet radio." So whenever possible, gave a thumbs up, or five star the songs you like! Same is true for Cable TV, Live TV shows, and "On Demand Video Downloads." Use the like button to your advantage, there is a reason why it's there! This is one of the reasons we have so much garbage on TV! We have to tell the industry what we want to see, so that we have more options! If the service does not renew, that music will eventually become lost in the digital world, never to be rediscovered again. If you are a serious music collector, you'd be more likely forced to pay higher price for a physical album, because no one else would have it. Why? Because many (if not most) of the classics we hear on any streaming service is likely to be out of print (or impossible to find). Do not allow our oldies to fade away, do not allow REAL music to go away forever. If you'd like to know were you can stream more music (both free and paid) visit here. Thank you! - VintageNewscast.com

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Salutations Vintage Fans,

VintageNewscast is simply a way for me to share all my personal nostalgic memories of extremely rare and forgotten music and film with “like minded” visitors. Both my musical & cinematic tastes are extremely eclectic and diverse, which I believe adds more value to my blog. Here, you will see many genres of music and movies from 1995-ish and older. Please note: the primary purpose for my blog, is to help my visitors rediscover rare classic music and film on digital format; the kinds of music & film that usually are NOT promoted in the digital realm! This includes most internet radio, “On Demand” audio/video streaming services, and DVD, as well as blu-ray media (standard and remastered). So if you’re only interested to see only one type of music or movies here, this is NOT the blog site for you. My blog is about cultural diversity! I am one of the very few multicultural bloggers of color, to own one of the most diverse classic music/movie blogs in cybersphere.

Unless you already remember many of the albums I’ve talked about on my blog, you will not easily rediscover them on today’s radio (unless of course you’re watching one of those “Time Life Infomercials,” or one of those Doo-Wop/Disco Specials on PBS (even then, it’s usually the same people)(and mind you those shows have become scarce)). For us older folks, our old classics has been replaced with a newer generation of classics. Marvin Gaye has now become R. Kelly; Aretha Franklin has now become Kelly Price; and Teddy Pendergrass has now become Jaheim.

Sometimes as a collector, physical albums and movies can just cost too much! In today’s digital age it’s all about sharing; sharing and adding “new forgotten” (perhaps even abandoned music, by the streaming services who accept big bucks to only advertise new artists) memories to our digital playlists/watchlist. Most music posted here can either be found on Rhapsody & Spotify (Rhapsody has a bigger library of original music tho (34+ million songs and growing every week)). Most of my “Classic Film Recommendations” can be found on either Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Amazon Prime, iTunes, GooglePlay, or VUDU.

I encourage all seasoned folk to learn how to use some of the streaming services we have today; there’s a lot of wonderful oldies floating around the internet. In fact, not only are the albums cheaper digitally, you can legally listen to them for free, such as the use of Pandora, Spotify and a plethora of other services. Some free platforms are limited in terms of music library, and or amount of hours you can listen per month. But most importantly, the forgotten artists gets paid each and every time you listen to their music, per person (unique IP)! Either they get paid by your paid subscription to a music service, or the free music services like Pandora or iHeart radio pays the artist by way of licensing fees/advertisements. So you see, it is extremely important to share your favorite music.

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I would also like the seasoned folk to seriously keep this in mind, if we don’t continue to listen to our classics digitally (even on the free services (legally free services)) (or at least give them a 5 star vote or a thumbs up to tell the service you love the kind of music your listening to; even if you’re listening to yahoo radio, I don’t care), the streaming services may decide not to renew the licenses for particular songs based on low popularity. Why should you care? Because they can either become digitally lost forever, or you could be spending a shit load of money to buy an original album if you really wanted it; and it may or may not be in mint condition. Why? Because no one else would have it!  Many of the classics we hear on these streaming services are technically physically out of print. If your favorite streaming service does not have your favorite oldies, they often have an option for members to send requests. Based on contractual agreements amongst the services, they may or may not be able to renew or purchase that license.

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Enjoy!

Updated May 9, 2015

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