Video Streaming Services Turn To Piracy

Video Streaming Services Turn To Piracy

Paramount has made it possible for Australians to stream video online without being restricted. There are more than 12 subscription video-on-demand services available. Anyone with a VPN can access many more options worldwide. All this competition doesn’t make things any easier. All this choice will likely lead to more people turning to piracy in order to enjoy our favourite films and TV shows.

Problem is, services are now competing by offering original content and programming. Paramount offers content from Paramount Pictures, and other entertainment companies that are part of entertainment conglomerate ViaComCBS. These include Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Showtime. Its catalog includes Harry Potter and Indiana Jones movies, as well as popular TV shows Dexter and NCIS.

These content might have been available on your preferred service. As with Disney+, the ultimate goal is for all ViaComCBS content to be exclusive only to Paramount+. This is where the consumer’s problem becomes apparent. What number of subscription services would you like to be a part? You will pay about $60 per month to subscribe to six of the most popular video streaming services: Netflix, Stan and Disney+, Amazon Prime Video (Binge), Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video. What are you willing pay to get a new streaming service that allows you to view your favourite TV shows or films? It is easy to fall prey to piracy.

Losing aggregation Video

Video streaming services like Netflix were hailed as a way to stop illegal downloading. Netflix’s first success was in aggregating content. It was a cost-effective, legal and convenient way to access large collections of movies and TV shows. This was well received by consumers. However, as the streaming market develops, it seems that the loss of content aggregateion is leading to piracy.

According to Sandvine analytics, BitTorrent was responsible for 31% of all uploaded files in 2018, while it was 45% in 2019. As Sandvine explained. We saw a decrease in file sharing when Netflix aggregated video. This was especially true in the US where Netflix’s extensive library was impressive and comprehensive. Because Netflix has made new content more exclusive than other streaming services, file sharing is becoming a popular way for consumers to access those exclusives. They don’t want to pay money for just a few shows.

COVID-19 lockdowns have accelerated this trend, with traffic to illegal movie and TV sites expected to rise in 2020. According to an Australian Government survey, 34% of respondents ate illegal content in 2020.

Music lessons Video

This should be happening more often for movies and TV shows than for music. There is a crucial difference. Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal all offer access to almost all of the music available. To listen to The Beatles, you don’t have to sign up for another service. You can also hear Taylor Swift on the other service. Only one require to sign up.

Research shows that consumers willingness to pay for services is often tie to the information they were first expose to. Viewers who are use to paying one streaming service may be reluctant to pay more than six. A February survey of approximately 3,000 US TV viewers revealed that 56% felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of streaming services available.

Deloitte’s 2019 Australian Media Consumer Survey found that nearly half of streaming video-on-demand subscribers felt it was difficult to find the right content on which service. Three quarters of respondents stated that they want the content in one location, and not having to search through multiple services.

Looking for a one-stop shop?

While it is unclear how many video streaming services Australia can handle, the high-profile failures at home and abroad should be a warning. People will decide to take matters into their own hands if there is no legal one-stop shop for movies and TV.

Illegal streaming platforms, which combine content from multiple streaming services into one interface, are increasing in popularity. These services use an open-source media player and cheap jailbroken hardware to access illegal entertainment. The popularity of these services will only grow unless the industry provides a legal alternative.

Musical Tradition And Clay Art Virtual Sound Exhibition Breathes Life

Musical Tradition And Clay Art Virtual Sound Exhibition Breathes Life

Radio Lesotho’s news broadcast begins with a distinctive vibrating sound. It sounds almost like a large bird making it. The lesiba is a musical bow. Before radios and cell phones took over as the national musical instrument, the lesiba was use by both boys and men to herd cattle.

Today, it seems that there is not much concern about maintaining the interest in the Lesiba at school or at any other level in Lesotho. The distinctive sound of the instrument, once an evocative of rural life, seems to lost in the disembody world of radio.

People who still play Lesotho’s traditional instruments, such as musicians, instrument builders, and innovators of their art are rarely recognize or reward.

South African College Sound

A collaboration between the South African College of Music and the University of Cape Town aims to bring attention to Lesotho’s musical heritage. This collaboration includes filming musicians and displaying related artworks. We record four musicians playing four instruments, which also shown in clay figurines by Samuele Makoanyane (1909-1944).

In collaboration with Dijondesign, the Lesotho National Museum and Art Gallery heritage consultants, Iziko South African Museum has created a virtual exhibit of these delicate figurines.

Photogrammetry, which is the recording, measuring and mapping of light, was use to create 3D digital models. These digital models measure between 8cm to 18cm in height. These digital models allow for interactive and detailed exploration. Iziko South African Museum will exhibit the figurines. They will be display at the official opening of the new Lesotho National Museum and Art Gallery in 2022.

To create the film, we also collaborated with the Morija Museum and Archive and the Morija Art Centre. It is call Music in the Mountain Kingdom and documents Lesotho’s musical culture. It also accompanies the figurine exhibition. We had planned to have live performances from the musicians at the exhibitions before the pandemic lockdown.

Makoanyane Figurines Sound

Makoanyane made the seven rare clay figurines featured in this exhibition in the 1930s. These figurines were order by Professor Percival Kirby, a musicologist at the University of the Witwatersrand to document Lesotho musicians. They are made in the old tradition of low-temperature pit firing and are very fragile. They are currently being taken care of at the South African College of Music’s Kirby Collection of Musical Instruments.

Makoanyane lived mainly in Koalabata in the Teyateyaneng district. This is approximately 89 km north of Maseru, Lesotho’s capital. He used pictures from Kirby’s 1934 book, The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa, to make the figurines.

These figurines can found in the University of Cape Town’s Humanities Digital Collection. They are call thomo, setolotolo, seketari (guitar), lesiba, lekolilo, moropa, and pipe.

The Morija Museum and Archive in Lesotho also houses 33 Makoanyane clay figures. It was instrumental in locating living musicians who could play four of the depicted instruments.

The Musicians

Five musicians were record for the virtual exhibition. Matlali Kheoana (an older woman) plays the lekope, an unbraced, mouth-resonated musical instrument, and the sekebeku, a jaws harp. Although technically the sekebeku is not include in the collection, it is a modern manufacture instrument that is similar to the setolotolo.

Leabua Mokhele (an older man) and Molahlehi Mattima (a younger man) both play the lesiba. Two younger men, Malefetsane Paul Mabotsane, and Petar Mohai play the segankhulu, a single-stringed bowed instrument with an oil can resonator.

Despite having two instruments, the performers performed very differently. The segankhulu was an exception. They even built their instruments differently. Lesiba and Segankhulu still seem to attract young, innovative players. The lekope is especially at risk, and Matlali Kheoana may be one of the few remaining performers.

The musicians could have performed live at the exhibition, which would have given them exposure and potential earnings. Workshops and demonstrations could also have been possible at universities or through museum programs.

We are still creating teaching and learning materials to teach Lesotho music. We hope that Basotho will be reenergize by the film and exhibition of the music and instruments, and will continue to pursue a sustainable music culture.

Emotional Nature Of Financial Sentiment Markets

Emotional Nature Of Financial Sentiment Markets

Although we like to believe that our purchases sentiment are base on facts and rational calculations, the truth is that they often influence by emotions. Are we thinking in terms cost and benefit when we spend on expensive food, clothes, or electronic gadgets? Or are we reacting to stress, frustration or joy?

Financial markets can also be ask the same. The efficient markets hypothesis a popular theory that suggests stock prices driven purely by rational calculations. However, traders are humans and emotions can affect their decisions. Are these emotions reflect in the stock market?

This is because emotions can’t be observe. Although emotions can be observe in actions, not all actions (e.g. aggressive behaviour or language) can be capture by data.

What if you could measure the mood in a country, and then link it to financial market behaviour? This is possible thanks to Spotify.

The Journal of Financial Economics published our research using music as a measure of national sentiment that influences market behaviour. This research is based on the idea of mood congruence, which states that music choices can reflect people’s moods (e.g. sad songs at funerals or happy songs at parties).

Spotify offers aggregated listening data for a country as well as an algorithm to classify the positive or negative aspects of each song. These inputs are used to calculate music sentiment, which is a measure of a country’s sentiment express in the positiveness of its citizens songs.

What Is The Most Common Way To Measure Sentiment?

Investor sentiment can be define as the general feeling among investors about a market or asset. Although this definition is well-accept, it is difficult to find an accurate measure that isn’t influence by economics.

Natural measures such as consumer confidence, GDP growth and unemployment all have direct economic impacts. For example, the stock market may rise if there is a high index of consumer confidence. However, this does not necessarily mean that emotions are directly affecting the stock market.

The rise could instead be explain by an improvement in business and employment conditions, which what the index is built on. Another option is to search for other mood proxy indicators of national sentiment.

What Is The Most Common Way To Measure?

Investor sentiment can be define as the general feeling among investors about a market or asset. Although this definition is well-accept, it is difficult to find an accurate measure that isn’t influence by economics.

Natural measures such as consumer confidence, GDP growth and unemployment all have direct economic impacts. For example, the stock market may rise if there is a high index of consumer confidence. However, this does not necessarily mean that emotions are directly affecting the stock market.

The rise could instead be explain by an improvement in business and employment conditions, which what the index is built on. Another option is to search for other mood proxy indicators of national sentiment.

Our study is unique because it identifies a measure that reflects a national mood. No matter what causes it, citizens music choices reflect their moods.

Spotify listening data has proven to be more accurate than traditional consumer confidence surveys in predicting consumer confidence https://107.152.46.170/judi-bola/livescore.

Stock Markets React Too Strongly To Sentiment

We found that higher sentiment correlates with higher stock market returns. This also results in lower returns the following week, which suggests that the initial reaction to the stock market was temporary.

These results could be argue to show a spurious correlation similar to the Super bowl effect, where the winner of the Super bowl predicts the US stock market, even though there’s no rational or behavioural reason for it.

Our results are consistent across 40 countries, and we do not believe that outliers have skew the data. The result is also robust across all asset classes. Our main results are base on stocks but we also found that high music sentiment is associate to greater equity mutual fund purchases.

A high music sentiment correlates with lower returns on government bonds. This indicates that investors are switching from safe bonds to risky stocks.