All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Music’

Ronnie Milsap Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

Country music luminaries gathered in Nashville Sunday night to honor a few of the genre’s greats. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum inducted three men into the Country Music Hall of Fame: Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman, and blind performer Ronnie Milsap. Tributes were played for each of the new inductees by their contemporary peers. Martina McBride sang Milsap’s …

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Music Provides an Outlet for Kids in Troubled Communities, says Hip-Hop Artist JRS3

Commissioned News Story (Source: JRS3) A recent study by Northwestern University shows that music education has a profound impact on troubled youth. What’s more, hip-hop has become a great way to establish a dialogue between troubled kids and their therapists. Music as an an important outlet for kids who may be growing up in a troubled situation. Musical Artist, JRS3 …

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Pandora Now Offering Analytics for Its Musicians

Pandora, forever fighting the perception of some that it’s not exactly artist friendly, has just announced a new analytics platform called the Artists Marketing Platform (AMP). Pandora says it’s the best way to harness Pandora’s 76 million monthly active users, who listen to over 20 hours a month. The AMP will offer musicians analytics like total track plays, number of …

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Taylor Swift Tops iTunes with Eight Seconds of Static and Silence

Taylor Swift has a new album dropping soon, and she’s released a couple of the new tracks on iTunes to boost excitement. Earlier this week, she dropped the second single from the album, “Welcome to New York”. Swift fans were likely thrilled then to see another release following that – a mysterious song only labeled “Track 3″. How modern. Fans …

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Spotify Announces New Family Plans

Spotify announced a new set of family plans so if you share your account with your family, you can keep preferences, history, playlists, etc. separate. It will enable you to save 50% per additional member compared to getting everyone their own separate account. “Having a family can be expensive. But music doesn’t have to be. With Spotify Family, you can …

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Iggy Pop Says Music Shouldn’t Be About Money

Iggy Pop was once a punk musician, but now he spends his time giving lectures. His recent lecture was directed at the music industry. Iggy said that he thinks too many people are focused on how much money they will make from a song or album instead of the actual music itself. He suggested that musicians stop worrying so much …

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Taylor Swift Talks New Album 1989

Taylor Swift has been accused of writing just one type of music, but she says her new album is different from her Red album that was released in 2012. Swift has said in the past that her mood inspires her music and she said that because she was going through a lot of stuff when Red was being recorded, it …

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Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner

Twitter announced a new audio card that lets users listen to audio directly from their timelines. The first partner on board is SoundCloud. The feature works on iOS and Android devices as well as the desktop. Here’s an example from NASA: Hear us! We're on @Soundcloud. Sit back, listen & enjoy our spacey sounds: https://t.co/DOflISpiHz https://t.co/ZPHFvVZoL8 — NASA (@NASA) October …

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Quincy Jones Receives Top French Award For His Contributions To Culture

Multi-awarded American musician and producer Quincy Jones was given an esteemed cultural award by France on Monday, October 6. Jones was bestowed with the Order of Arts and Letters, which is a highly important honor given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts. The 81-year-old also received the Commander of the Legion of Honour, which is considered …

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Willow Smith Back For “Your Love”. Does New Song Impress?

After listening to “Your Love”, it’s hard to believe Willow Smith could have done such a musical about-face in such a short window of time. There’s nothing in this latest effort that conjures images of Willow whipping her hair back and forth. Instead, we get a dreamy alternative pop song featuring Smith cooing about loving someone. Even though Willow’s new …

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Rick Ross Drops New Single Featuring R. Kelly For ‘Hood Billionaire’ Album

On Friday, rapper Rick Ross dropped a new single from his upcoming album called Hood Billionaire. The song is called “Keep Doin’ That (Rich B—tch)” and features none other than the legendary R&B singer R. Kelly. According to Music Times, the single is about finding a rich woman, dating her and “doin’ that.” It features Kelly’s melodic vocals in the …

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Gwen Stefani’s Third Solo Album Is Almost Done, Teams Up With Pharrell

There’s great news to be had for all fans of Gwen Stefani because the No Doubt singer is about to finish her new solo album. Stefani has been working on her third solo album—the first since 2006’s The Sweet Escape—with singer, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams, who is also her co-judge on The Voice this season. In a panel discussion …

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