Vevo, an online music video start up, is pressing play on its latest product a Facebook app that lets bands and musicians showcase their music, sell albums and merchandise, live stream concerts and collect mail addresses from their fans, among other things. The New York company, jointly owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, is the latest player to dive into the crowded do it yourself market for apps and services for musicians. Digital start ups such as ReverbNation, RootMusic, Bandcamp, Topspin and Songkick, as well as established giants such as Live Nation Entertainment, are rushing to be the online broker between bands and fans on Facebook and other digital platforms..
In America, those cultural norms started to shift during the Great Depression, when barely anyone could afford to buy food, let alone fabric. At the same time, industrial techniques were improving, making it cheaper for companies to mass produce clothes. By the end of World War II, those factors alongside the rise of advertising and mail order catalogs had sparked a consumer revolution, both at home and abroad.
This is a disappointing turn for Majestic, which started as a garment shop in Bangor and moved its production facility to Palmer Township. Many a parent at a Phillies, Yankees or Mets game could point to the jersey adorning their child’s favorite player and say: “You know where that No. 26 shirt was made? In Bangor.” (And later, Palmer.).
Molson Coors said earlier this month it too was helped by World Cup fans wanting to drink more around the world, especially in Britain. Last week sportswear maker Adidas, an official sponsor, said the World Cup helped push up its second quarter revenue and profit, and it raised its full year forecast. Nike, the world largest athletic shoe and clothing maker, also benefited from the tournament, even though it not an official sponsor.
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Marty McFly and the rest of the “Back to the Future: Part II” gang had it all wrong. Flying cars and hoverboards are still a long way off, but wearable fitness trackers that can deliver a dizzying array of personal health related data are here, and they intend to stick around. It used to be that our wrists were home solely to watches, charm bracelets and other sparkly baubles, but wearable tech has introduced numerous designed to arm us with information ranging from sleep habits to heart rate and number of steps per day.