We all know who Lady Gaga is now, but it wasn’t always like that. Back in 2006, she had chosen the title ‘Lady Gaga’ as her musical alias and she was trying her best to be recognized, but she wasn’t the international phenomenon that she is now. And when after her level best efforts, she was granted a meeting with Island Def Jam representative L.A. Reid, the Mother Monster was thrilled and thought that she has finally found her big break.
But unfortunately, it was a false dawn. Within the time span of a few months, Gaga was being blown off the label without any proper explanation and her budding dreams were shattered when the label decided to wield the axe and Gaga was booted out. Now that everything has turned out for the best, it is easy to ignore Island Def Jam’s ruthless and cold behavior towards the now-pop superstar, but the reality is that back then, she was devastated. She revealed in her recently-released documentary that being dropped was the kind of agony that she will never forget. Continue reading Lady Gaga is Beyonce Inspired »
As some of you may or may not know, the biggest Internet Radio Company in the US, Pandora, went public in June. Meaning they are officially a publicly traded company and they answer to the shareholders and bean counters now. How and what they do next is anyone’s guess. But someone or something is going to have to feed that money machine in the future, and how they plan to do that is a mystery at this point.
I also wanted to let you know that 977music.com was started back in 1999 because I felt a need for a music service that played the best of the best music from many different genres. It grew from one channel into what it is today all because of your support. I still hold those close knit-values of playing the best of the best music today, and I personally program and schedule the music for each one of our live streaming channels. It’s my passion and it’s what I love to do. Continue reading A Note from Jeff, Owner of 977music.com »
Is it possible for artists to be more appreciative of their fans support than the fans are for their beloveds’ talents? In Lady Gaga’s case, this is true and this is evident from the fact that the Mother Monster never let’s go of an opportunity to show her gratitude towards her fans, with the love and support of whom, she was able to successfully complete her journey from a struggling New York artist to the international phenomenon she is at the moment.
One such opportunity to express her connection with the fans came during the shooting of “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside,”-the MTV-made documentary, which sheds light on the real person behind the Lady Gaga’s glossy fashion-rich exterior. Continue reading Lady Gaga: Little Monsters Changed My Life for Good »
Contestants on the American reality show American Idol are renowned for their cover songs of industry’s icons and the same trend was repeated when season 10 Idol-aspirant James Durbin covered Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and stole the praises of everyone in attendance.
The classic heavy metal band was present at the season finale held on Wednesday, and just before entering the arena, MTV News caught up with them to talk about Durbin’s rendition of their song and they all seem to approve the young singer unanimously. Continue reading Judas Priest Impressed by James Durbin’s Cover Song on American Idol »
There is no doubting the fact that Taylor Swift’s songwriting abilities have improved and evolved significantly since her arrival on the American music scene. Even though the subjects of her songs remain pretty much the same from love and heartbreak, her way of expressing her emotions through the songs has changed. Gone are the days when she used to base her writings on puppy-love, as she has matured and so have her lyrics too.
During her early days, she was paying tributes to country music icons like Tim McGraw, while her lyrical content consisted many such feelings that she hadn’t experienced at that age. But after reaching the pinnacle of her career and with the help of her much-publicized personal life, Swift used her real life experiences in her music and it enabled her to elevate her songwriting to the next level.
Continue reading Taylor Swift Divulges the Evolution of Her Songwriting »
Ever since the full release of Lady Gaga’s latest Born This Way album, there have been tons of talks regarding its pricing policy and promo campaigns, which were a combination of multi-level marketing plans and included linkups with everyone from Zynga to Best Buy.
Amazon.com decided to sell the album for just 99 cents per copy on her May 23 release date as part of the promotion of its Cloud Drive Service. The introductory price overloaded their website and to facilitate the customers, they decided to extend the offer for another day. If you check Amazon’s site today you can pickup “Born This Way” for as low as $0.69). How exactly can music such as this cost so little? Continue reading Lady Gaga Agrees: “Born This Way” for 99 Cents (or less) at Amazon »
DJ Scoob Doo was given the responsibility to produce the music video for Nicki Minaj’s blistering music video “Did It On ‘Em” and he went for guerrilla style theme, in which the raptress’s behind the stage activities taken from her time on Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music Tour are highlighted.
MTV recently arranged a quick phone interview with Scoob Doo- a man who has worked with some of the biggest names of rap music on the mixtape and DVD level both. His most recent work with Minaj delves into the female MC’s life on musical tours. In a short bit of time, the director gave quite a detailed insight on how the whole project came into being. Continue reading “Did It On ‘Em” Will Reveal a Brand New Side of Nicki Minaj »