The most awarded female artist of all time, Whitney Houston, passed away Saturday, February 11th, 2012.
“She was underwater and apparently unconscious,” the Beverly Hills Police Department said in their initial statement. As the investigation continued, it became clear that Whitney did not die from drowning but instead from an overdose of Xanax and other prescription medications mixed with alcohol. Coroner officials indicated that the water in her lungs was not substantial enough to conclude that she drowned. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, confirmed the singer died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., from a toxic combination of powerful prescription narcotics. Continue reading Queen of Pop, Whitney Houston, dies at 48 »
Bruce Springsteen’s 17th album titled “Wrecking Ball“, is scheduled for release March 6, 2012 in the USA (March 5th in the UK), with an accompanying tour also in the works. Springsteen’s latest work, an 11 track EP, was produced was produced by mufti-platinum record producer Ron Aniello, who has previously worked with artists including Candlebox, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and other top artists. Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »
The cover girl is back & working on new material with a new label.
Madonna recently signed a three album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope for $3 million. The new contract is in addition to her ongoing 10 year contract with Live Nation (which she signed in 2007; potentially worth as much as $100 million). Madonna joins existing Interscope artists including Lady Gaga, P Diddy and 50 Cent.
Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff originally mentioned in Feburary that a marger could happen for the star sometime later in the year. ”Live Nation, prior to the merger, entered into some of these all-rights deals, so there are certain artists, Madonna being one of them, that there is a recorded-music strategy,” Azoff said. “Once she gets the album recorded, we’ll sit down with her and her manager, Guy Oseary, and figure out what’s best for the record. It has to start with the music.”
Continue reading Madonna Signs Three Album Deal with Universal/Interscope »
Cheap Trick has announced plans to open a music venue with museum and eatery on Chicago’s South Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the band will use the site of a former auto dealership on south Michigan Avenue. The venue is located near Chess, Vee-Jay and Brunswick Records, hugely popular during the 50′s and 60′s, and where Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and many other popular artists have recorded. Continue reading Cheap Trick to Open Music Venue & Museum in Chicago »
If you ask someone about ‘80s music, they don’t always have pleasant memories. The general sentiment is that the ‘60s was the development of rock music, while the ‘70s was the ‘disco’ music decade and the ‘80s sucked.
The ‘60s belongs to bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Who along with many other classic groups who influenced the development of modern rock as we know it now.
However, ‘80s music is given less significance by the masses, but the experts think it doesn’t warrant such unfair treatment.
Continue reading ‘80s Music – What Do We Know About It? »
Music takes different forms and can be obtained from a variety of sources. Music is all around us; in the streets, on the radio, on TV and on the Internet. Music on the internet or online music, as we know it today is the most innovative media in which music is being played. Aside from the modern-day CD’s, DVD’s, MP3 players and other means of storing music, online music is the easiest and cheapest way access great music content. This article aims to discuss the relevance of online music today.
As discussed in the above, online music is very much accessible as it is available through the Internet. You just need to log on to your computer and search the net for your favorite music and that’s it. Online radio is a popular way to access music online; it offers a wide array of music genres and has music for every type of listener. Stations like 977music.com allow you to play artist-specific playlists, you own personal playlist, or any of our 11 free online radio stations that draw from our massive music database. Continue reading Online Radio: Why it’s a Big Deal »
We all knew this day would come. The downfall of the compact disc was inevitable once technologies like MP3 players and streaming Internet radio started gaining consumer acceptance. It was only a matter of time before the industry realized the trends of our times and readjusted their distribution strategies. However, the demise of the compact disc, although in the making for at least a decade, is only starting to show visible signs. Sony recently announced that it would be shutting down one of its two compact disc manufacturing plants in the States and commented, in no uncertain terms, that the main reason for the closure was the increasing dominance of digital music distributed via the Internet.
The era of the compact disc is officially over. We have not used them for at least half a decade (my personal collection of CDs is gathering dust in a corner of my attic). They have ceased to be a part of our lives. Compact discs will join the likes of cassettes and vinyl records, collected by fringe enthusiasts and ignored by the rest of the general populace. Like most technologies that have outlived their purpose, compact discs will be remembered with nostalgia but rarely missed.
Compact discs will join the likes of cassettes and vinyl records, collected by fringe enthusiasts and ignored by the rest of the general populace…
Truth be told, I’m a little surprised that it took this long to for the compact disc to be retired and for plants to be shut down. Officials at the plant linked the rise of the digital music and online piracy to the decision to shut the compact disc manufacturing plant down, and they are spot on. Personally, I have not bought a single CD in the last two years. Most of the music I want is readily available online. Additionally, I can pick and choose which tracks I want from an album and get other interactive features a compact disc simply cannot offer me. I don’t even know where my CD player is right now! Likewise, millions of other people across the world rely on their MP3 players today to satisfy their musical needs.