irving & co

When That Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam’ (1912). Sheet music. Irving Berlin. Ted Snyder Co and Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder Co. Performed by Vera Michelena.

That’s where you stop your train, that brings me back again
Down home where I’ll remain, where my honey lamb am.
I will be right there with bells, when that old conductor yells,
“All aboard! All aboard! All aboard for Alabam’”

Re: Billboard

If you want to know when Billboard started losing it’s credibility here’s a good place to start: (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/business/media/billboard-names-tony-gervino-as-editor.html?_r=0) (Currently THR and Billboard have the same parent company and creative director.)

Then it continued with this: (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/business/media/billboard-changing-the-charts-will-count-streaming-services-.html) which began devaluing the strength of their album sales chart.

That’s generally why industry bigwigs (aka Irving and Co.) are very anti-Billboard right now. It used to be considered the Bible of the Industry, the pinnacle of the trade mags, and now it’s turning into a music-oriented tabloid

So why was Billboard all up 1D’s ass this summer? Well, there was a lot of 1D news. Especially of the tabloid gossip variety, which if you read article #1 up there, you’ll see that’s direction they’re going in.

Why did it change? 1. Because their summer social media intern, who ran their Tumblr and was 1DAF , went back to school. I’m not even kidding. Their Tumblr crossposting is a fraction of what it was this summer. 2. Because one of their Pop Editors (Jason Lipshutz) left for FuseTV. He talked about 1D all the time, and was/is generally excellent to us as fans.