It looks like 2012 will be a big year for country star Taylor Swift, whom, according to BroadwayWorld, has recently been offered the role of Eponine in Les Miserables.
While there has been no word just yet if Taylor has accepted the role in the upcoming film adaption, if she chooses to she will be joining talent which includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Tony-winner Eddie Redmayne as Marius. Continue reading Country Star Taylor Swift Heading to Theaters? »
On Friday December 2nd, Billboards held their 7th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Capitale in New York. Stars Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were both honored in the event with Taylor Swift awarded “Woman of the Year” and Nicki Minaj awarded “Rising Star”.
“I would go through every single page and every single chart and just daydream about what it would be like to see my name in there someday,” Taylor Swift said during her speech as Woman of the Year. “And today I walked in to flashing camera bulbs and all these important people in music, and I thought, ‘I guess that’s what it looks like.'” Continue reading Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event »
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.
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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 »
The Smithsonian Institute gears up to launch its New Harmonies tour to different states including Minnesota. It plans to take the show on the road featuring what they bill as a musical history exhibit. The Tour will be passing through Minnesota, Ohio, Mississippi, New Jersey and North Carolina. The communities in these states are expected to take the lead in hosting the performances and other activities tied up with the exhibit. Continue reading New Harmonies Tour Hits the Road »
Some of the most colorful, spirited and controversial figures in music history were active during the 1960’s, and most of them hailed from the United States. The 60’s was a decade of social unrest; the young adults of the baby boomer generation had entered their 20’s, and an unpopular war was raging halfway across the world. Young men and women joined together like never before, and the revolutions that followed were unlike any others mankind has ever seen, for they centered on music, art, literature and so on. Music, in particular, played a very important role in rallying the generation towards a common goal, and artists like Bob Dylan chronicled this age with skill and delicacy. Continue reading Opinion: Chroniclers of our Age »
Have you ever wondered why most people are inclined to listen to music? Just think about it…who isn’t into music? Whatever type of person you are, regardless of your origin, music will reach you. There’s just something in music that captures our imaginations and makes us feel good.
Based on recent research at McGill University in Canada, music is just like anything that has an impact to the brain, particularly on its pleasure-reward system. Studies suggest that dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is released every time people like the music they are listening to. This explains why it feels pleasurable to hear one of your favorite songs come on. Continue reading I’m on a High, on a High! »