Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Friday, January 2, 2015

Madonna under fire after comparing herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and others [Photos]

The pic above is the the new artwork for Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart'. What better way to gain attention than by creating a little controversy. So this is what the queen of pop did. She launched a campaign on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #RebelHeart. She started to photoshop her cover artwork onto famous personalities and took it a bit too far when using images of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and also people like Bob Marley. There is also a pic of 'Christ the redeemer' from Brazil. Onto which she photo shopped her artwork. Calling all of them Rebels -- which is true to a large extent. All of them wanted to beat the system and bring about a change. It cost them dear and took a lot of pain and sacrifice. Almost always was a lifetime's worth of work. Seems a little pretentious comparing herself to 'True hearts'. [Madonna on Instagram -- Madonna on Twitter]

Monday, September 15, 2014

Here's how to remove U2 Songs of Innocence from iTunes

If you do not wish to keep U2's Songs of innocence on your iTunes and music library. Apple have released an App to get the job Done. Please click here to go to the app.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Inspirational Songs for Young Entrepreneurs

By Ilan Nassimi of Fueled

Written by the editors at Fueled, an agency thatmakes stunning iPhone apps.

You’ve got talent, great ideas, and plenty of ambition. You know that it’s just a matter of time before you’re entrepreneurial spark catches fire and ignites an explosion of consumer interest. Still, even the best young entrepreneurs need to keep their spirits up when things are challenging. These songs will keep you going as you build on your concepts and develop your business.

1.     Billionaire (Travie McCoy)

This song captures the heart of the entrepreneur’s dream. McCoy sings about everything he would do if he were a billionaire, about how that fantasy is always lurking, always driving him “every time I close my eyes.” It’s a great inspirational song because it encourages you to keep a vision of what you want your life to be no matter what happens, and to set goals for what you’d do with your success.

Songs for Inspiration

2.     Mean (Taylor Swift)

When you’re on your journey to the business big leagues, you’re undoubtedly going to have people who tell you “no,” or “you can’t” or even “don’t be stupid.” There are going to be people to want you to give up on everything you want to achieve. This song is a fantastic reminder that you shouldn’t let those kinds of comments stop you or get you down and that, one day, you’re going to overcome and leave those who put you down in the dust.

3.     (It’s My Life) Bon Jovi

As an entrepreneur, you’re probably coming to realize that success requires you to take some chances. You’ve got to just go for it sometimes. This classic song pushes you, reminding you that you are in control of your destiny and to grab the opportunities that come to you in ways that leave you with no regrets.

4.     Heart of a Champion (Nelly)

Making it in business means having an internal drive to succeed that squashes the doubts of everyone around you. It means being proud of yourself enough to stand up for what you can do and believe in. In this song, Nelly raps about how no one can beat him or hold him down because he’s got the “heart of a champion.” You bring that same attitude to the corporate table and you’ll make it.

5.     Fight Another Day (Addison Road)

Not everything in business goes perfectly. In fact, sometimes things are downright disastrous. But you do not need to stay broken. You can learn from what happens and come up with bigger, bolder and better ideas and strategies. This song reminds you that, through whatever heartbreak you might face, you’ve got to get up and keep fighting. The courage to do this is what separates the barely-making-it businesspeople from the ones who become household names.

6.     One Step at a Time (Jordin Sparks)

Getting a start as an entrepreneur can be tough. (Okay, really tough.) You likely will find yourself frustrated and impatient, wanting things to be easier and to move faster. This is especially the case if you’re doing a lot of your business work on your own without a strong support network. This work reassures you that everything will fall into place when its meant to. It reminds you to have faith in what you’re doing and that, if you just keep at it, little by little, you’ll get where you want to go.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

PSY - GENTLEMAN - Flashmobs

The latest music video by Psy is a masterpiece called 'Gentleman'. The Gangnam style star whose video became the most watched video on YouTube has done it again. Gentleman was uploaded on April 13th, 2013. The month is not yet over and the video is fast coming up to 250 million views. This is in less than a month. Following the success of Gentleman - parodies and flashmobs covering the song are being uploaded to YouTube. Here are a a few of the best and will definitely not be the last. proving once again that Psy is successful on the interwebs and the internet people love him and his music. The parodies and flashmobs will keep rolling out with people rocking to KPop music.

Psy Gentleman music video

Thursday, October 4, 2012

2CELLOS: Smells Like Teen Spirit & Smooth Criminal [Music]

2Cellos is a Croatian cello duo consisting of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. The two got together and uploaded  a cello cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal. Which did receive a fair amount on YouTube video views online. Since then there has been no turning back for the talented duo. The idea of this post came about because their cover of Nirvana's 'Smells like teen spirit' has made it to the front page of Reddit and has already received about 500 comments. Their debut studio album covers a lot of rock songs but nonce has received as much recognition as 'Smells like teen spirit'. The 2 cellos have done a fantastic job of covering the hit Nirvana single that critiques say defined the music style of an entire generation. So check the video out below and leave a comment with your feedback on 2Cellos. Check out the post on Reddit here.

2Cellos Official Website and Official YouTube channel.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No Church In The Wild video released by Kanye West and Jay-Z

No Church In The Wild is now trending on Twitter and after you watch the video you will not be surprised, as to why. The video by Kanye West & Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream draws inspiration from all the Occupy Wall street and other protests that have made international news. Last October Kanye West appears in the Occupy Wall street protests in Manhattan and although there for a brief time the experience must have shown him what happens when people and police clash. The title of the song itself has a lot to say. When you out there and protesting anything can happen. Innocent people can get pepper sprayed and a lot of others can get hurt. The video itself shows damage caused by both protesters and cops. 

The video was shot in Prague and shows both protesters and cops at war. The clip is quite savage and depicts what happens when the cops and protesters clash. The video does not take sides and has over 200 extras divided into cops and protesters. The video was released just a few hours ago. Started trending after director Romain Gavras tweeted about the video. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Artists.MTV will feature profiles maintained by artists

MTV has a brand new feature that is being rolled out slowly and it is being called Artists.MTV. This site will feature artists and they will have to maintain their own space. The reason we are calling it space is because each artist is given their own profile and if you look at their profiles it is like an old MySpace profile. You have Blog Posts, videos, photos, lyrics and more. So with each profile there are whole lot of options to browse and find out more about your favorite artist.

Each profile is generated automatically and it is up to the artist to maintain their profile. Once the profile page is generated there is also the ability to earn money from it for the artists. MTV has partnered with Topspin which will essentially allow artists to sell music, merchandise etc and earn money and fame from their profiles, they can also participate with in-ad revenue and get a share from the ads that are displayed on their profiles. If it would work then this would become a popular destination on the internet to follow and find out more about your favorite musician. There is also a full biography available for person to read through and find out more. There are already over 10,000 artists who have signed-up.  The internet is filled with destinations to follow your favorite musician like Twitter is a one point destination to hear from your favorite artist like Lady Gaga. Artists.MTV will replace current artists pages on and MTV promises to have a ton of information available on each artists like past interviews, performances and original videos. 

It will become like a hub for a musician where you can find out all you want to know, check out all the videos and interviews and also buy music and videos form their profiles directly. Instead of purchasing from iTunes or Amazon. The artists social profiles will also be linked so you can read their tweets on their profiles and see what they are sharing on Facebook or their latest videos on YouTube. Do you see Artists. MTV also becoming a popular destination on the web to follow artists? You can sign-up now for the service and be ready to enter the site later this year (September). Lady Gaga's profile on the service.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Use BPMinus will slow your music down without changing the pitch [Student Guide]

This Windows software comes in handy for musician's who want to play around with their recordings. This handy little app once downloaded will be able to slow down you music or speed it up without altering the pitch. This is especially good if you are a student and want to learn a piece of music at your own pace, with no compromise on music quality. Comes in handy when you want to learn each note in the awesome new lead you want to play on your guitar. This Audio Editing software will let you really work on your music and adjust the tempo, pitch, audio mix and equalizer settings on your piece of music. You can play around with your music track as much as you like and still maintain the original sound quality. Audio editing is not just about cutting out a piece of music from the original track but actually adjusting the volume, pitch temp beat and equalizer settings for optimal sound and more so for the desired sound effect.

Once your download BPMinus you can then add all the songs you want to edit and you can also set a song or music of piece to loop. After which you will be able to adjust tempo, pitch, audio mix and equalizer settings and save each piece. If you are a student or a teacher you could use this in a classroom setting to slow down music and learn all the notes at your own pace, with no compromise on sound.  This is not a complete guide on how it works and more can be found out by visiting BPMinus on the web. There are also support forums available for you to meet and chat with other users.  

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Madonna's Israeli fans create Facebook page asking their PM to hold off attack till after May 29th

With all the verbal exchanges happening between Israel and Iran over the Iranian nuclear program. Most Israelis are worried that their PM Benjamin Netanyahu might launch a strike against Iran in the near future. To make their voice heard, there is a Facebook page asking their PM to delay any attack plans till after the 29th of  May. If you click the about link on the page this is what is says: Netanyahu, No! no to war with Iran, untill Madonna's tour visit to Israel in may 29th. Clicking on the Info link on the page you get this message: War of any kind is bad, we call or leaders, prime minister Netanyahu and Barak, to avoid any attack of any kind against Iran or whatever, at least until Madonna's tour visit in Israel. god save the queen. 

The page is quiet simple and has not been able to get a large number of 'Likes'. As of now it is  179 likes and has 10 people talking about it. There is however a lot of conversation happening and each post has a lot of comments. The discussions are heating up with people who like the idea and others who don't. Most do not like the idea with one user saying  'I say hit the Madonna concert on the way to Iran....two birds....'
The Facebook page (Madonna and not war)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Elton John vs. Madonna

Image Credit: inquisitr

After the Golden Globes 2012 the world was left with words from Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish. Both of them criticized Madonna. This spat has been going on for some time now. In fact from 2004. Elton John had said, 'Madonna winning the award - no f---ing chance. when she did win the award for best original song. Elton John did not look too pleased. In fact David Furnish took to his Facebook page to post this as his status update. "Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" it did not stop there as he continued - "Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it's [sic] narcissism. And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is." Check the video out below for more. 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Facebook Listen with friends: How does it work

Facebook has launched a new feature using its open graph initiative, called 'Listen with', allowing all Facebook users to listen to music with their friends. This is a real-time feature and if when your on your Timeline and you see a music icon next to a friend's name in the chat sidebar. You can click on that icon and listen to music with your friends. You can also chat about the song as it's playing. This is a brand new feature and gives people connected to each other to listen to music together and enjoy the song at the same time. 

How to listen to music together with your friends on Facebook?
1. Login to Facebook
2. Look for the music icon next to your friends name in the Chat Sidebar. 
3. Hover over their name in the chat sidebar or the story appearing in ticker
Click the Listen With (Friend's Name) button that appears beside their name with the speaker icon
If you haven't already opened the same music provider as your friend, click the Open button on the next window. Currently only Spotify and Rdio is being supported. 

Important Q&A
1. How do I share the music i am listening to on Facebook
You will need to authorize the two apps that are being supported right now to post and share the music you are listening to right now on your Facebook Timeline.

2. What music sharing apps and players are currently being supported.
Spotify and Rdio

3. How to control who can view songs I am listening to on Facebook
You will need to go to your Apps setting page on Facebook and set your privacy options to either public, only friends, me or customize it further and the songs you listen to will appear only to people you have selected. To adjust your Music Apps privacy settings please click here

4. How does the app decide which songs to post to my Timeline.
When signing up for the app only posts you share on your Timeline will be visible. So only when you give an app permission to share on your Timeline will the songs you are listening to right now appear there. 

5. How to remove songs from my Facebook Timeline
This can be done by accessing your activity log and removing it from there. Once removed it will no more appear on your Timeline.

read more at the Facebook Blog

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sawt will help you discover and listen to Arab Indie Music

This is a really cool and smart web app to help you find and play Arab India Music. If you have never listened to genre of music below you have been missing out on something. It is one thing to listen to rock but a whole other thing when it gets the middle eastern touch. 

The App has been developed by Beshr Kayali as a weekend hack project and therefore has it's limitation. You cannot keep track or save history of music and songs that you're listened to.It works only on Google Chrome and Safari. There is also no way to let the app know what genre you want to listen to. 

The Amazing thing about it though is the really cool middle eastern ,music you get to listen to. Sawt is fully compatible with iOS Safari (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). The App is fantastic as it brings to the international scene, music that would have otherwise have gone unnoticed. The App also has an upload link for musicians and bands which fall into this category to upload their music and share it with the rest of the world. The music coming from the Middle East has really taken off and the scene right now is quit huge - a definite must check. 


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Music Notation Training helps budding musicians to practice reading staff notes for free

Looks like I still remember all my notes

You know how difficult it is to practice reading sheet music. Every person who want to learn music will need to first get used to these staff notes. Web App music notation training comes to the rescue. If you need to practice your music notations you can do so here. The idea is to keep practicing even when you not playing and it's only that that you will be able to get your , e.g.b.d.f and f.a.c.e  right.

With this app which is also available for the iPhone and iPad, you get to see the music notations on the stave and there is a space below each note you you to type in the corresponding music note. If you type the right note in the app shows you it's correct and if you type the wrong note then the app will display the correct one. This is one good way to get a hang of music notations. You can also change the clef from treble to bass.

Check it out now if you need a little help with speed reading music notes.

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Snoop Dogg overtakes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Google+

Snoop Dogg has overtaken Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO to become the third most followed person on Google+. Of course in Google+ parlance it would be the third most popular person circled in Google+. With this Snoop has only two more people to overtake to become the most circled person on Google+. The two people above him are Britney Spears and Google' chief Larry Page.

Snoop Dogg broke the news on his G+ account with the words. ay +Mark Zuckerberg told ya i was comn for ya spot!. Snoop also posted a image of the same showing his growing popularity on Google+. His team is very active on the service with constant updates for all his fans. In fact Snoopy's team is quiet cool and quick to embrace new media out there. They also have a Hotbox room on Chill. We have already covered Chill and you can read about it here.  

It has been noted by many writers that it was celebrities and starts that make social networks like Twitter popular. That might be true to a certain extent. It however works the other way around too. Social Networks have really brought muscisians closer to their fans and here on Google+ is ample proof of the same. Go Dogg!!! 

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Google Music now available in the US

The battel between Google and Apple have now been pushed to a whole new level. With Google launching their music store, which for now is available only in the US. Google has singed-up with most record labels in the US expect Warner Music. The reason Google's store is not available outside of the US is because they have not signed deals with music labels outside of the US.  Song prices range from 69c to 99c and $1.29, the same prices you find on Apple's iTunes.

Not having a tie-up with Warner Music will mean that music from band's like Led Zeppelin will not be available. Music from the store will be available to Andriod devices running version 2.2 and above and to help get the service off the ground one free song will be available for download everyday.

In an official post regarding the service Google had this to say:
The store offers more than 13 million tracks from artists on Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, and the global independent rights agency Merlin as well as over 1,000 prominent independent labels including Merge Records, Warp Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Naxos. We’ve also partnered with the world's largest digital distributors of independent music including IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard and Believe Digital. 

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Justin Bieber first to cross 2 Billion views on YouTube

Justin Bieber's YouTubeVEVO channel is the first to cross the 2 billion mark. This makes him the first person to have so many views and the first artist to cross the 2 billion milestone. Lady Gag was the previous artists who achieved the  1billion total uploaded views no YouTube. Justin now holds the record for crossing the 2 billion mark. This sudden surge of views was because of the release of his song release of the singer's Christmas son 'Mistletoe'. 

This record is not all that rosy because some of his videos have made it to the most 'Disliked Videos on YouTube' in this record he stands second only to Rebecca Black and her song 'Friday' which received way more dislikes that likes. In fact Justine's video 'Baby' has a .488 like to dislike ration, which means that for every like there are two dislikes. Many of his videos attract trolls who simply like to hate whatever he does. There are enough hate 'Justin Bieber' pages on Facebook to show that he is liked only by his Belibers. To check this out just check out his song 'Baby', and you will get a fair idea. 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

[Leak] Three Justin Bieber Songs - Drummer Boy, Christmas Eve and All I want for Christmas

Just days away from the official release of Justin Bieber's new album 'Under the Mistletoe' there songs from the album have been leaked on the web. One of those songs 'Drummer Boy' is now trending on Twitter. Bieber fans have started listening and tweeting and sharing the song. All of those songs can now be listened to on YouTube.

'Christmas eve' has to do with Justin finding love on Dec 24 and then spending the holidays with his new found love and take here around in the slay. With 'Drummer Boy' Justin teams up with Busta Rhymes and brings out a fast paced Drummer Boy track that adds zing to the old version we are all familiar with. 'All I Want For Christmas' sticks to its original roots.

Listen to Drummer Boy, Christmas Eve and All I want for Christmas now.

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