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Geoff Barrow’s Stream and Dan Le Sac’s Maths

Righto, so I read this the other day: http://www.factmag.com/2015/04/16/how-portishead-geoff-barrow-only-made-1700-from-34-million-streams/ which led me onto Dan Le Sacs financial breakdown here. Now I mostly agree with what he says but he’s got the figures way wrong and I’m a pedant.

 

So check down to the final paragraph of the mathematical breakdown, we are all good upto this point, however when he tries to increase the total by thirty percent:
((£17,625.60/70)x30)+£17,625.60 = £25,179.42
he is in fact increasing the original figure by 42% because of the division by 70 rather than 100.

 

So the sum should read thus:
£17.625.60 * 1.3 = £22913.28
(check the workings: 17625.6/100 = 176.256 | 176.256 * 30 = 5287.68 | 17625.6 + 5287.68 = 22913.28)

There we go so his hypothetical total was £3000 more than his own workings allowed…

 

OK how does that affect the end rate per stream?
Well unfortunately Mr Le Sac has missed a couple of zero’s off his 34,000,000 there. If we do his sum again:
£25,179.42 / 340,000 = 0.07405712
which is more than 100 times larger than the amount comes to when the sum is done properly:
£22913.28 / 34,000,000 = 0.00067392

And there we have the correct answer, I have no issue with Dan, Geoff or anyone else, I just like to see the figures presented correctly.
So yeah does Geoff Barrow deserve to earn 6.7 thousandths of a pence everytime people stream his music? Nope, they should go and buy the vinyl instead!

REGGAE & DANCEHALL MUSIC @ BAR SPORT NEWBURY

10369917_10153053153563905_7445288610905834555_nThis coming Friday night is DJ Stashas little jam at Bar Sport in Newbury, music etc is kicking off at around 8pm and going on til late. I’m going to be taking a choice few 7″‘s down there too and spinning some riddims alongside Stasha. Looking foward to rocking Newbury with some basslines!

Frank Zappa spotted in Cornwall

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Last weeks radio show.

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SDM & The Colonel – Reggae on Kennet Radio – 22nd Nov 2014 by Shaolindrunkenmonk on Mixcloud

Bespoke Ambivalence

New shit mashing down the hedgerows…

DJ Craze EDM diss

Sleeve Face 2014: Shirley Bassey vs Tim Finn

Took a stroll down to the local record spot yesterday to have a peruse through their latest old produce. The last visit back in 2013 was pretty disappointing and I remember heading home empty handed, all change this time round and I found lots of interesting bits including some with faces on:

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Live On Kennet Radio

Here’s audio for (most) of this weeks show…

Shaolin Drunken Monk – Live on Kennet Radio – 9th August 2014 by Shaolindrunkenmonk on Mixcloud

Freedom Of Information

Here a link to a website that publishes FOI requests made by members of the public. Good for a browse or whatnot…

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/