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Why the Major Labels Are the Streaming Wars’ True Villains

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When Vox technology site The Verge got a hold of a 2011 contract between Sony Music and Spotify, signed right before the Swedish streaming company’s US launch, the terms were so favorable to the label that the site’s writer Micah Singleton wondered “…who really should shoulder the blame for the lackluster streaming payments that artists like [Taylor] Swift have been complaining about — the labels or the streaming service?”
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How #ShoutYourAbortion Is Using Twitter to End Abortion Stigma

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It’s been another in a series of very rough years for reproductive rights. Misleading, surreptitiously filmed videos about Planned Parenthood have led to a political wrestling match over funding for the healthcare provider which could shut down the government. Meanwhile, various abortion bans have gone into effect, leading to an upsurge in women going across the border to find abortion drugs. At the GOP debates, abortion providers are used as a punching bag, a bogeyman on par with the Ayatollah and socialism.
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