All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Music’

Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders Fame, Goes Solo

Next Tuesday, Chrissie Hynde, formerly of The Pretenders, will release her first solo album of her career, entitled “Stockholm”. And while Hynde’s name may be the only one on the front cover, this album was definitely not composed solo. “It’s a goddam awful phrase [solo album]. I never wanted to be solo, and I said a thousand times I never …

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Jay Z Ridiculed By Dame Dash Over Elevator Fight

Since Jay Z’s incident with Solange Knowles after the Met Gala, rumors have been spreading about what sparked Knowles’ outrage. The reasons are unclear to the public, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on what really happened. One of the rumors spreading is that Knowles was ticked off by Jay Z’s run in with fashion designer Rachel Roy, …

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Amazon Prime May Soon Add (Slightly Old) Streaming Music to Its Offerings

Free two-day shipping, on-demand movies and TV shows, and now streaming music? According to a new report, Amazon is gearing up to offer older and relatively new tracks for free to its Prime members. Buzzfeed reports that multiple sources have confirmed that Amazon will add a Prime music service, one which will launch in the next couple of months. Apparently, …

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Axl Rose Not World’s Greatest Singer

A recent Concert Hotels infographic concerning the vocal ranges of popular singers confused some into reading that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been deemed the greatest vocalist of all time. What the chart, entitled “The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers,” conveyed was that Axl does indeed have a large vocal range, but does not declare him …

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Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies

Facebook is releasing a new feature for its mobile apps that listens to what users are listening to or watching on TV, so they can easily share it with their friends. Think about it like a Shazam for Facebook that does TV and movies in addition to songs. If a user turns the feature on (which they have to do …

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Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It

Do you use Spotify? If you do, you’re now part of a 40 million member-strong community. As companies are wont to do, Spotify has just released new user numbers as they hit a new milestone. The streaming music leader now boasts over 40 million active users, 10 million of which are paying subscribers. For reference, Spotify had about 24 million …

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Twitter Reportedly Backs Out of SoundCloud Talks

Just a day after reports emerged that Twitter was mulling a purchase of music streaming and sharing site SoundCloud, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter has backed out of those talks. They quote a source familiar with the matter who claims Twitter felt, quite simply, that the numbers didn’t add up. From the WSJ: The short-messaging service chose …

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iPhone Ringtone Remix Sure to Land at Your Next EDM Show

YouTube user MetroGnome has done something that’s rather impressive. He’s taken a classic, tired, and admittedly annoying iPhone ringtone and built a catchy, three-minute song out of it. You’ve probably set plenty of songs as your ringtone before, but have you ever turned a ringtone into an actual song? Furthermore, are you ready to use the ringtone remix as your …

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Maroon 5 Signs With Interscope Records, To Release New Album This Year

Maroon 5 has been around since 1994, but gained prominence with 2004’s Songs About Jane. At the time, the band was with Octone Records. Now the band has moved to a new label. Interscope Records announced this morning that it has signed Maroon 5 and will be releasing its next album V. The album will be released in September, but …

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Twitter Reportedly Mulling SoundCloud Purchase

After failing to create enough interest in their own music app to keep it alive, Twitter is reportedly considering a deal to acquire popular music sharing service SoundCloud. According to sources familiar with both companies who spoke with ReCode, Twitter is considering the deal, which would likely be the company’s largest to date. Recently, SoundCloud was valued at around $700 …

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Benji Madden Dating Cameron Diaz?

Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden is reportedly dating The Other Woman star Cameron Diaz. A source revealed to US Weekly that the dalliance between Madden, 35, and Diaz, 41, is “very new,” and that the two are “just hanging out.” The source added that Madden’s sister-in-law Nicole Richie might have played matchmaker. Richie, who is close friends with Diaz and …

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Kim Jong-Un’s ‘Executed’ Ex-Girlfriend Seen Alive

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered the execution of an ex-girlfriend last summer over a sex tape she was involved in, though now the formerly presumed-deceased pop singer Hyon Song-Wol was seen on state television delivering a speech at a national art workers rally in Pyongyang on Friday. Song-wol, who was a lover of Jong-un when they both …

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