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Kate Moss knows a thing or a hundred about fashion. Here she answers some of our most pressing questions on what she loves, why she does it, and what she’d wear to the White House.
Who do you admire, fashion-wise that is? AMANDA HARLECH
Anyone who you think is a real style icon? ANITA PALLENBERG
What are some things you never travel without?
CASHMERE BLANKET, CAMERA, PICTURES OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MUSIC
What is your most cherished possession? MY DAUGHTER
What do you listen to on your iPod?
THE ROLLING STONES, ARCTIC MONKEYS, PATTI SMITH, AND JANIS JOPLIN
Doing any reading lately? If so, what? RICHARD BRANSON’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
What is your favorite food? SUSHI
Your favorite scent? lL’HEURE BLEUE BY GUERLAIN AND BLUEBELLS BY PENHALIGON Name a designer or label you would wear to each of these venues. If you were going to “stop by” an Oscar party? McQUEEN The White House? CHANEL A dinner party at the China Club in Hong Kong? VINTAGE
What do you wear the most? a 19TH-CENTURY DIAMOND RING
You seem to favor big sunglasses. Where are your favorites from? CHANEL AND MARC JACOBS When you started out, was there an outfit you saved up for and were really proud of?
A VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SHEEPSKIN COAT
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Sunday, April 5, 2015
Thirty years ago, comedians had to fight for a few large slices of a small pie. In the ’90s, a few performers made millions as stars of network sitcoms, but most were left in the cold when comedy clubs started shutting down. Now the pie is bigger and slices more plentiful, which benefits everyone from Buress (who now draws paychecks as a star on three cable shows) down to the armies of unknown UCB performers. Podcasting is just one of the many ways by which comedians can develop a fan base, but over the last couple years, it’s also become one of the most lucrative — “many comedians could survive today with the revenue from their podcasts alone." Sachs says a podcast with 40,000 downloads per episode can gross well over $75,000 a year, and shows in the 100,000-download range can gross somewhere between $250,000 and $400,000.
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SHIRT, a Queens, N.Y.-based rapper who just dropped his latest album Museum, is not what would be described as struggle rapper, but he is one—on paper, at least. He's an unsigned rapper, whom you've likely never heard of, who releases free and cheap music on the Internet—his latest is available for five bucks (via PayPal). He uses gimmicks to garner attention—whether that means faking a New York Times article or trolling pop stars or name-dropping streetwear power player jeffstaple and actually getting jeffstaple to lip-sync his video. He's a seemingly self-contained entity who considers himself one of the best rappers alive, who plays on the outskirts of rap with dreams of getting in by using the cheap and free DIY tools available to him. Yet, he's so much more.
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How difficult is it for an indie artist to put their music onto TIDAL? Services like Spotify can be very difficult, if not on a label or going through a digital distributor. Does the same apply for TIDAL?
Vania: There is that difficulty, I know, with other services. I'm not a musician, but some of my friends are and they tell me "I had to go through an aggregator, I had to wait six months for this and that and nobody paid attention to me." And these are all things that we hear and that are very personal to us, and that we are addressing. The truth of the matter is, we took control of this company a few weeks ago. We're still a very young, nascent company and we have a lot of initiatives that we're working on, especially when it comes to indie talent, emerging talent, giving people visibility, giving people a forum to put their music up and giving them control of their distribution and their creative content, how they want to communicate with their fans. Those are all initiatives, and that one specifically is something that we're working on addressing.
Jay Z: As well as having a discovery program, where established artists can take things that they like and just showcase them. It's all about paying it forward and working very cyclically and discovering new music. Imagine if Win from Arcade Fire puts up an artist that he discovered in Haiti — and he had this idea, actually, I don't want to step on his idea — and through the curation process gets something really good and introduces it to the world. And then the world is inspired by that sound. It gets a little ethereal from there, but just the possibilities of what TIDAL can do are really exciting, on a creative front.
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