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THE WEEKND Is A $92 Million Dollar Man – Read How Artists are making a Killing!! via @lisafordblog

Forbes: The indirect spoils of streaming can be even greater. Abel "the Weeknd" Tesfaye parlayed his play count--5.5 billion streams in the past two years--into an estimated $75 million touring advance. To him it's all part of the model he's been following throughout his rapid rise, one that applies to all sorts of businesses: Create an excellent product, make it widely available and flip the monetization switch when the timing is right.
Music Video

THE WEEKND’s Music Video – “False Alarm” Is Bloody & Intense (WATCH) via @lisafordblog

You won't be able to look away from this crazy ass but insanely creative video. Complex Mag writes, "THE WEEKND has finally released the visuals for “False Alarm.” The gritty video is more like a a full on mini-movie, with Abel carrying out an insane bank robbery. It wasn’t too long ago that The Weeknd surprised fans with news of his third studio album, Starboy. The build-up has been pretty mysterious."

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