One of the things that evokes childhood memories and emotions for a lot of people – of my generation, I suppose – is the the Muppets. These creations of the genius Jim Henson has impacted the lives of countless people from all walks of life, from the four corners of the globe. Truth be told, my memories are rather hazy, but I cannot deny the warm, fuzzy, happy feeling that the puppets bring. [Read more…] about Listen to Muppets: The Green Album Before Launch
In the 1990s, bands were given ludicrous advances to record albums, with bands like Oasis pocketing million dollar advances that were non-recoupable. These days, even if you can convince a label to sign your band, the chances they will even give you a recoupable advance is pretty slim – unless you’re an insanely poppy act who’re willing to sign away your souls in a 360 deal with a major label. While bands and musical artists have had a tough time raising the money to tour, promote their music and give themselves some respite from the necessary and often grueling day job in recent years, the paradigm is finally shifting towards a model that rewards pro-active grass roots individuals and spurns the old model of leaving it up to the big wigs at the label. [Read more…] about The New Music Paradigm: Grass Roots & Elbow Grease
A lot of people might not even know that video games, like movies, come with an established soundtrack that you can usually buy or download (if you really like the game).
Throughout our gaming history, there have actually been some pretty noteworthy and enjoyable soundtracks. This music is the result of a lot of thought and effort from the game developers. In addition to being great music to begin with, it has truly added to the gaming experience. [Read more…] about Top 5 Video Game Soundtracks
One of the best lines I have heard from a song is “music is my aeroplane“. No doubt you also know what that song is, and I don’t know about you, but I think that line is just brilliant. The importance of music in life cannot be emphasized enough, and I can’t help feeling sorry for those who cannot appreciate it.
In any case, we all have our tastes in music, and one cannot – and should not – judge others because of this. And whatever kind of music may get you going, I think that you will appreciate what sound artist and composer Diego Stocco has created: dry cleaner music. [Read more…] about Dry Cleaner Music: Creativity in Music
And, of course, Google has jumped on this idea and has bypassed the iOS App Store with its latest offering – Google Music Beta. Basically, what happens is that users can directly steam music from the cloud to devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. ((Source))
How is Google doing this? The answer is simple: Google has utilized HTML to create a web interface that is specific to iOS devices. [Read more…] about Google Music Beta Bypasses iOS App Store