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    A Music Parody Video That Has Us Laughing About Motherhood

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    By now, it is no secret that we love parody videos. Maybe today’s families aren’t gathered around the piano singing songs as much as they were in the early 1900s, but this is certainly a way to be musical and creative with your family. Just ask the Holderness family.

     

    The latest performer we’ve found is Deva Dalporto who describes herself as a bored mom with a video camera (who also is living with a serious autoimmune disorder) who has made viral music videos that have spoofed Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Idina Menzel but our favorite is her take on Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.”

     

    In “I Just Need Some Space,” the mother of two sings:

     

    I am your mama I told you to come inside

    Don’t make me yell cause I’m feelin’ freakin’ fried

    (Freakin’ fried, freakin’ fried)

    No I can’t read that book for the fifteen millionth time

    (Ooo bop bop, shadoo bop bop)

    So just put down the glitter glue

    And go ahead and move along

     

    It’s funny, yet loving and an honest portrait of parenthood. As she writes in her blog: “And be warned, I like to write and make videos with a sense of humor because I like to laugh at the insanity of life, so please don’t take me too seriously. My kids aren’t always total life suckers. Not when they’re sleeping, anyway.”

     

    We also love that her adorable children are featured and we hope one day they can start singing or playing instruments too!

     

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    Taylor Swift Removes Her Music From Spotify

    Taylor Swift is on the verge of having the best-selling album this week but instead of celebrating, the 24-year-old decided to take a stand as an artist.

    She pulled her entire catalog of music — except for one song — from Spotify, a popular music streaming service, that typically pays artists less than a cent for every song played on its platform. The move had everyone buzzing with stories from the news media and plenty of reactions on Twitter.

    CD sales typically generate $1 or more for artists and Swift has some strong words for music streaming services.

    In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Swift wrote: “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art,”

    It is clear that the music industry is changing, in a way that is less favorable toward artists. CD sales are down 14 percent, according to Rolling Stone magazine, while Web streaming subscriptions from sites like Spotify, Beats Music and YouTube have increased 57 percent.

    Yet, columnists seem to be skeptical about Swift’s move. Forbes magazine implied this was a strategic move by her independent record label that is looking to be sold while Bloomberg suggested she might be negotiating a deal with Apple instead.

    Although we think music streaming is not going to fade away, we give Swift credit for taking a stand on an issue that is clearly important to her and all artists. What do you think of Swift’s move?

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