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Momus: Where Are We Now? (David Bowie cover) – YouTube

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Momus: Where Are We Now? (David Bowie cover) – YouTube.

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April 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

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Justin Timberlake’s ’20/20′ Tour: How the Star Got Cornered by Live Nation Deal

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The seemingly flawless rollout of Justin Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, which sold 968,000 copies during its first week of release, has confounded many in the music business. After all, it wasn’t long ago — June 2011, to be exact — that the 32-year-old singer declared in Playboy, “Music is not my focus right now,” shortly after telling Vanity Fair: “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another [album]. I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting.”

One entity that was putting money on the former ‘N Syncer’s musical future: Live Nation. In 2008, the concert industry giant entered the business of Timberlake when it acquired Signatures, a leading merchandising company that counts the pop star among its exclusive licenses. Months later, it announced a multiyear agreement to feature 901, the premium tequila brand Timberlake launched, as the official tequila of Live Nation venues.

via Justin Timberlake’s ’20/20′ Tour: How the Star Got Cornered by Live Nation Deal.

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March 29, 2013 at 9:12 am

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The Infinite Jukebox makes your favorite song last forever | The Verge

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You may have listened to all of your favorite songs to death — admit it, that Repeat button is looking a little worn — but the Infinite Jukebox will make you listen to them in a whole new way. A result of a small weekend hack by Paul Lamere, the webapp breaks down songs into individual beats while matching up patterns in the rhythm, then creating different pathways for the song to take. Once the song starts playing, the app intelligently compares beats and attempts to seamlessly branch out to a different point in the tune. The accompanying visualization helps listeners see the individual paths too, with visual cues dictating where the next jump could go.

For the most part, the Infinite Jukebox works extremely well, particularly with simpler songs or those with repetitive hooks. It’s not perfect, though: the engine seems to stumble on beats with trailing vocals, a particular problem in songs like Radiohead’s Karma Police. Still, we doubt you’ll be complaining once you fire up Superstition by Stevie Wonder and get a better sense of exactly what the Infinite Jukebox can do.

via The Infinite Jukebox makes your favorite song last forever | The Verge.

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November 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Posted in Music, Tech

Bon Jovi’s daughter arrested after overdose | Entertainment , Celebrities | THE DAILY STAR

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Rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter was arrested in New York state on Wednesday on drug possession charges following a suspected heroin overdose, local police said.

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was found unresponsive in a dormitory room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York from an alleged overdose and taken to a local medical facility, according to the Town of Kirkland Police Department.

Heroin and marijuana were found in the dorm room during a search, police said.

Bongiovi was later booked on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. She has since been released, police said.

via Bon Jovi’s daughter arrested after overdose | Entertainment , Celebrities | THE DAILY STAR.

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November 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Posted in Music, Sad

The Infinite Jukebox makes your favorite song last forever | The Verge

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You may have listened to all of your favorite songs to death — admit it, that Repeat button is looking a little worn — but the Infinite Jukebox will make you listen to them in a whole new way. A result of a small weekend hack by Paul Lamere, the webapp breaks down songs into individual beats while matching up patterns in the rhythm, then creating different pathways for the song to take. Once the song starts playing, the app intelligently compares beats and attempts to seamlessly branch out to a different point in the tune. The accompanying visualization helps listeners see the individual paths too, with visual cues dictating where the next jump could go.

via The Infinite Jukebox makes your favorite song last forever | The Verge.

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November 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Posted in Music

6-year-old piano prodigy performs ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ – watch – Odd News – Digital Spy

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A 6-year-old piano prodigy from Hong Kong has wowed a live audience by performing ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’.

Tsung Tsung appeared on Ellen where host Ellen DeGeneres interviewed him with help from a translator.

via 6-year-old piano prodigy performs ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ – watch – Odd News – Digital Spy.

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November 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Awesome, Music

Saiidi Zamzam – Liron Peled – One Man Band Acoustic Metal with Tuvan Throat Singing – YouTube

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September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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How the xx shared their new album Coexist by releasing it to just one fan | Music | guardian.co.uk

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To recreate the word-of-mouth phenomenon that made them famous, the xx shared their album stream Coexist with a single fan just outside London last week – days before its official US release.

It was a risky marketing move that set out to test whether the band could replicate their initial viral success with a map that tracked shares with a visualization on the Coexist stream’s host site.

Twenty-four hours after the stream was shared with a fan on Facebook, the site crashed from the millions of streams, with the average user spending 2.1 hours on the site.

“From a statistical perspective, it’s one of the most significant album premieres we’ve ever done,” said Adam Farrell, vice-president of marketing at Beggars Group. Coexist is being released worldwide on the Young Turks label, a joint venture with XL Recordings which is part of the Beggars Group.

Farrell said the xx were instantly able to determine the superfan who would first receive word of the stream due to their frequent postings on xx-related social media.

“The fan was the only one listening to it for an hour or so. It seems like they were hogging it for a bit,” Farrell said.

via How the xx shared their new album Coexist by releasing it to just one fan | Music | guardian.co.uk.

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September 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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The Killers

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September 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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Hello, My Ragtime 80’s – YouTube

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Hello, My Ragtime 80’s – YouTube.

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September 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Music

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